Suzi Sings Simple Tunes for Toddlers

by Suzi More

Released 2013
Lilredhen Records
Released 2013
Lilredhen Records
Suzi sings some of the most beloved children's folk songs, in most of the selections she is accompanied by Miss "Angie" Angela Manso, not only a classical artist/accompanist for Suzi's concerts but a funny lady too.
Suzi More is an educator and composer of not only children's songs but of many other styles and genres. She also has finished a 10 year project to record all of the originally published works of Max Kowalski (1882-1956) Holocaust Composer, who she researched in Germany and England over a 22 year period, leading her to give papers in London and eventually meet the composer's daughter who left her all of the composer's works, published and in manuscript. Because of Suzi, the works have all been republished and manuscripts are being printed as first editions. New performers in Europe have begun to produce his works 60 years after his death thanks to Suzi.
She was an Orff/Kodal'y instructor as well as Children's Chorus Director in addition to being a Voice Teacher and Voice Chair at the Newark School of the Arts, Newark, NJ. In this album, Suzi uses very well loved children's songs which she used for over thirty years working with tiny children and their mothers and fathers in her classrooms at the arts school. Included are a few folk songs done in Orff treatment which is a style of composition Suzi is noted for in Children's music. One, the Qoudlibet on Old Aunt Dinah consists of four songs, Chimmy Chimmy Co Co Pop, Old Aunt Dinah, Riding in the Buggy Miss Mary Jane and Who's that tapping at the Window.
Pianist Angela Manso has served as musical/director/pianist for over forty operas and musical theater productions, including twenty for New York City's Bel Canto Opera Company. She served as assistant conductor for the Carnegie Hall performance of Mrs. H.H.A. Beach's Grand Mass in E-Flat Major, a work that was subsequently recorded in the Newport Classics label. Ms. Manso was the official accompanist for the first World Harmonica Championship on the Isle of Jersey, U.K., during which she performed in recital with harmonica virtuoso, Cham-Ber Huang, and accompanied internationally renowned artist Larry Adler and Mr. Huang performing the Bach Double Violin Concerto arranged for two harmonicas. As a composer, her Prayer for Mankind was performed by the Central City Chorus with Director Mr. Charles Pilling and organist Harry Huff. Women Singing, a women's choir directed by Ms. Phyllis Clark, performed Manso's "O Son of Spirit!" (originally written for eight-part mixed choir and arranged for four-part women's voices by Ms. Clark for the concert). The Celestial Tree was performed by Monica Jalili, soprano, and Angela Manso, pianist, at the Festival of the Arts presented by Global Music in New York City in 2002. Ms. Manso's chamber piece, Dawn, written for women's voices, harp, Native American flute, and Tibetan bells and ting-shas, was presented at the New York Baha'i convention in 2001.
Mastered by Max Caselnova at Fox Recording, Rutherford, NJ.

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