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Subtitle: The Complete Singing Resorce for Primary Schools
Editor: Court, Shirley / Whitlock, Val
Series: Singing Sherlock
Instrumentation: Book, CD
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes (London)
Buy Together For: $111.70
"After a term and a half of delivering singing sessions to our local Junior schools I have become a follower of Sherlock and have recommended the books to colleagues, school music teachers etc. Perhaps a bigger recommendation is that the pupils themselves have been turned on to singing while I have been using these books."
(National Association of Choirs, March 2003)
"In the short time that these two books have been available they have already become established as a necessary component of any primary music collection. They appear to be successful on two counts: firstly, they consider developmental issues in children's singing. The songs get progressively more complex in terms of subject matter, melodic contour and rhythm. Teachers are supported by a series of case notes, which offer advice on vocal skills and extension activities. Secondly, very experienced writers of children's song, such as Lin Marsh, Alan Simmons and David Lawrence, have written the songs. The topics are relevant to today's children and the quality of the music is generally stimulating and engaging".
(MMA Journal, September 2003)
"Singing plays a central role in music education, especially in primary schools, and Singing Sherlock is a well thought-out resource which contains valuable and attractive material that will appeal to children."
"Singing Sherlock is an excellent new resource for primary schools containing songs both new and old that will be a welcome addition to any primary school music collection."
(Zone, Spring 2004)
"The three accompanying CDs provide an important performance model and give the starting note, the songs along with separate backing tracks for the more tricky pieces. It goes without saying that these books are a valuable teaching resource but more importantly, they are highly enjoyable. The songs are catchy and varied and the inclusion of raps and chants will motivate even the most reluctant of singers. Singing Sherlock is a superb collection which will surely inspire good singing in any school."
(Link magazine, Issue 10, Summer 2006)
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