Archive for February 25th, 2010
Posted February 25, 2010on:
I would absolutely LOVE to see you and sing with you this Saturday, February 27, 11am at Aladdin’s Lamp Bookstore.
Aladdin’s Lamp Bookstore
Lee Harrison Shopping Center, Lower Level Shops
2499 North Harrison Street, Suite 10
Arlington VA 22207
I’m excited to share new discoveries including “Bushel and a Peck,” “Over the Rainbow,” and “My Many Colored Days.”
Let’s ring in spring with a happy sing!!
ABOUT SING BOOKS WITH EMILY, THE PROGRAM IN PERSON
Vocalist Emily Leatha Everson presents “Sing Books with Emily” a “Singing Storytime” in which she SINGS picture books made from your favorite songs (or songs sure to become favorites) in a program of surprising artistic and musical variety from the folksy “All God’s Critters Got a Place in the Choir” and the funny “Ain’t Gonna Paint No More” to the fanciful “Beautiful Dreamer.” The joys of illustration, reading, and singing are sure to delight children and adults of any age.
My Many Colored Days
Words by Dr. Seuss (AKA Theodore Geisel)
Traditional Tune (sing to the tune of “Greensleeves”)
Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher
You can sing Dr. Seuss’s wonderful words to the tune of “Greensleeves” and enjoy getting whirled away by the deep colored emotions of the paintings by, husband and wife team, Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.
Dr. Seuss wrote the words in the 1970′s, but they went unpublished until artists Johnson and Fancher brought them vividly to life in 1996.
You can really “GO TO TOWN” singing the emotions, using the colors as additional inspiration with the book. The rhyme, rhythm and emotional swells of the book fit nicely with the tune “Greensleeves” (which you might also know as the Christmas carol ”What Child is This”).
If you need help with the tune, try Track 21 (“What Child is This”) on Philadelphia Brass Ensemble’s album “A Festival of Carols in Brass.”
You can hear a preview by clicking here:
Once you’ve got the tune in your head, though, try singing this one a capella so you can zip along or take your time as needed with the emotional highs and lows, buzzing like bees or howling at the clouds.
For a short bio of Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, click here: http://www.ourwhitehouse.org/contribbios/fancher-johnson.html
For a village worth of Seussian fun, visit: http://www.seussville.com/