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Song of the Unicorn

Song of the UnicornSong of the Unicorn
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Artist: Susan Hammond
Format: CD
Year: 1999
Length: 46 min
Age Group: 4 and up

When a young queen falls mysteriously ill, her children are sent deep into the forest in search of her only cure: the legendary unicorn. The great magician Merlin helps them on their quest. With riddles and the unicorn's song, the children travel to the magical isle of Avalon. There they must decide what can truly cure their mother - King Arthur's powerful sister, Morgan-le-Fay, or the healing touch of the unicorn.

Features more than two dozen excerpts of pre-Baroque music, including traditional English songs like Greensleeves and Early One Morning, Gregorian Chant, Celtic songs, wild Medieval dances plus a journey into the future of music with Bach, Beethoven and beyond.

Enhanced CD with music, pictures and activities to play on your computer, too!

Colorful graphics, musical activities and teacher resources for PC or Macintosh computers.

Place the Song of the Unicorn CD in your computer and discover the world of Medieval Times through music, art, games, riddles, activities and links to the internet. This CD is also a wonderful classroom resource for elementary school programs studying the Middle Ages.

What did England look like during the time of King Arthur? This CD includes a magic slide show featuring Stonehenge, Romanesque and gothic cathedrals and stone castles. You can see sites relating to King Arthur (like Tintagel and Glastonbury) as well as artists' impressions of Atlantis, Unicorns and the Age of Chivalry.

We've included sample pages from our Classical Kids Teacher's Notes, including Early One Morning arranged for recorder to print, copy and perform with your class.

"Original riddles, beautiful singing and a cute and colourful story line with a happy ending keeps the listener enthralled..." - Java Mountain News

"...a fascinating CD...just plain delightful." - Real Travel Adventures

Samples (MP3)
Track Title Length Sample
1 Once Upon a Time (Lauda) 2:53

2 Procession (Danse Royale) 0:52

3 Traveling (Early One Morning) 1:29

4 By the River (Gibbons - The Silver Swan) 2:16

5 At the Monastery (Gregorian Chant) 2:38

6 In the Dormitory (Riddle Lullaby) 2:11

7 In the Village (Sumer is icumen in) 1:25

8 Meeting Merlin (Celtic Harp) 3:54

9 Cave Dance (Baile Cervantino) 1:13

10 The Birth of Music (Sound effects, instruments) 3:39

11 The Future of Music (Chaconne on Greensleeves, Bach, Mozart) 1:28

12 Beethoven and the Unicorn's Song 1:41

13 Meeting King Arthur (Festivities, Chanson a la Vierge) 2:29

14 Galloping Horse (English Dance) 0:35

15 The Lake (Tallis - Audivi Vocem) 1:05

16 The Miracle Of The Feathers (Western Wind into Unicorn's Song) 2:40

17 The Boat (Shepherds, Calm Your Flocks) 1:35

18 Arriving in Avalon (Psaltery) 0:29

19 Court Dance (Trotto) 0:46

20 Morgan (Pilgrim's Journey) 1:40

21 Meeting the Unicorns (Sir John, His Alman) 1:35

22 In the Grove (Danzon) 1:24

23 Peace (Sweelinck - Mon Dieu, J'ai en Toy) 1:04

24 The Storm (Ghaetta) 1:40

25 Freedom (Celtic-style tune) 0:53

26 Conclusion (Amen) 3:03

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Classical Kids Collection Vol. 2
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