“A Child’s Garden of Verses” in Song

By | September 22, 2011 at 8:38 pm | One comment | For the Kids, Media

Robert Louis Stevenson’s poetry for children has been revered for generation upon generation. The prose captures supremely the innocence and creativity of childhood.

Finally, his lovely verses have been set to music!

Ted Jacobs (House at the Corner Music) has created a second CD that pays homage to Stevenson’s verses in Back to the Garden.

This CD is said to evoke imagination and spark that creativity that is so often lost with today’s generation of children, and I couldn’t agree more.

Within seconds of popping this album into our car stereo, we felt as if we were instantly transported back to a simpler time. The musical instruments were lulling us as we drove through insane traffic. The playful rhythms beckoned at us to stop and play at the park for a while. This album has a way of making you feel carefree.

A nice balance between Scotch-Irish sound, Appalachain folk and inspirational medleys, Back to the Garden is worthy of playtime or naptime.

” It is of interest to note that these poems were written by a man in his thirties who had already composed some of his most famous creations while leading a life fraught with high adventure and challenge.  Writing A Child’s Garden of Verses was Stevenson’s way of connecting with childhood memories at a time when adults typically are reflecting on, and sometimes reassessing, their own juvenile experiences from the safety and objectivity of time, often while rearing children of their own.  Listening to Back to the Garden is a beautiful way for parents to reintroduce these poems into their own lives.”

Ted Jacobs began composing music at an early age himself (5 years old, in fact). Jacobs’ first two albums, A Child’s Garden Of Songs (1999) and The Days Gone By (2000) were honored with the prestigious Parent’s Choice® Award, with A Child’s Garden of Songs receiving a Parents’ Choice® Silver Honor Award and The Days Gone By taking home a Parents’ Choice® Gold Award. The Days Gone By was additionally honored by Parents’ Choice® as one of their “25 Best Albums of the Last 25 Years.”  Both albums also received NAPPA (National Parenting Publications) Gold Awards.

You can purchase Jacobs’ Back to the Garden CD directly from House at the Corner Music’s website (listen to sound clips, too), and in mp3 format via Amazon.com or CD Baby.

FTC info — Disclaimer: I received the above products at no cost from House at the Corner Music and Waldmania PR per my review….but my review is honest and my opinions are my own. I did not receive any other monetary or product compensation for this review. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”