Music CD for every new born baby in Scotland
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) will issue a special CD featuring Scottish songs, poetry, nursery rhymes and classical works to every child born in Scotland between 15 October 2012 and 14 October 2013.
by Louise-Anne Geddes, Mindful Mum, 11th October 2012
The CD, titled Astar (Gaelic for journey) is born was recorded by the RSNO and RSNO junior chorus and will be distributed through the 220 Registrar Offices across Scotland. Astar is a Royal Scottish National Orchestra project funded by Creative Scotland to support the families of newborn babies in Scotland. According to the RSNO, the CD ‘marks the starting point of a life-long connection with Scotland’s national orchestra’.
Year of Creative Scotland
In the Year of Creative Scotland, Astar contains a mixture of music for parents and their newborn babies, and is split into the three sections Wake, Play and Nap. It features lullabies and well know favourite including Ally Bally Bee, The Little Horses, Three Craws and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
The power of music
RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian said:
“When I was an infant my godfather gave me a tiny record player. I would place it under the family piano and put on my prized recording of Peter and the Wolf. It became my sanctuary, a place where I knew I could find joy. I have found that the power and beauty of music can truly transform lives and I seriously hope that the recipients of Astar enjoy many hours of shared pleasure to this wonderful music”.
Astar is the Gaelic word for journey. We chose it because we hope that music will be a big part of your child’s journey through life. We also liked the fact that it could be ‘a star’ to guide your baby to sleep!
Source: RSNO Press, Astar is born, 11th October 2012
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