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Computer Cat

by Donna & Andy

Donna Rhodenizer, composer and music educator, has created 12 original songs for home and classroom singers. Also on this award winning CD are instrumental accompaniments for all 12 tracks, for singing along or to use in concert performances.
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Computer Cat
2:24 FREE
2. Penguin Parade
1:39 $0.89
3. Pondering Penguins
1:43 FREE
4. The Penguin Ball
2:12 $0.89
5. I Wonder
1:22 $0.89
6. My Hamster
2:35 $0.89
7. Packing
1:39 $0.89
8. Vacation Song
3:21 $0.89
9. Forty Little Birdies
2:19 $0.89
10. Splashing in the Puddles
3:14 $0.89
11. I'm Wishing
3:00 $0.89
12. We Are the Children of the World
3:08 $0.89
13. Computer Cat (Instrumental)
2:26 FREE
14. Penguin Parade (Instrumental)
1:41 $0.89
15. Pondering Penguins (Instrumental)
1:45 FREE
16. The Penguin Ball (Instrumental)
2:14 $0.89
17. I Wonder (Instrumental)
1:24 $0.89
18. My Hamster (Instrumental)
2:37 $0.89
19. Packing (Instrumental)
1:41 $0.89
20. Vacation Song (Instrumental)
3:25 $0.89
21. Forty Little Birdies (Instrumental)
2:21 $0.89
22. Splashing in the Puddles (Instrumental)
3:16 $0.89
23. I'm Wishing (Instrumental)
3:02 $0.89
24. We Are the Children of the World (Instrumental)
3:03 $0.89
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Donna & Andy

Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker are the world-class, international performing and recording duo, Donna & Andy. Their musical excellence has been recognized with a Juno nomination and multiple ECMA awards. Since 1996, Donna & Andy have performed for over 600,000 audience members at schools, festivals and stages throughout Canada and overseas, entertaining children and families with an interactive musical performance using violin/fiddle, accordion, keyboard, guitar and even a Newfoundland Ugly stick. Their signature vocals, instrumental diversity, comedy, and lots of audience participation guarantee an enjoyable performance for all.

Children are delighted with the songs, and teachers embrace the original song material and educational
resources that provide a top-quality music experience for their students. Donna Rhodenizer’s educational music resources are used in schools throughout North America as well as Trinidad & Tobago, Hong Kong, England, Ireland, Sierra Leone and Australia.

Donna & Andy made their international performing debut as Artists in Residence at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong for four weeks in April-May 2014. Their residency included performances for the students, daily classes with the students, presenting their own original music and music of the East Coast, workshops for teachers and preparing a concert presentation for the school’s Arts Festival. Some of the songs from “Computer Cat” were used in the final concert presentation to a capacity audience of delighted parents and teachers.

The songs on the "Computer Cat" CD are in a variety of musical styles and instrumental arrangements, creating dynamic music for both listening and performing. Donna & Andy are joined on several tracks by children from their two households, plus nieces and nephews, collectively known as "The Relative Minors". The 12 songs on this CD are presented in two versions: full performance tracks, as well as instrumental sing-along tracks. The instrumental tracks are recorded with live, top-quality studio musicians creating a professional track that is a great asset for song presentations in school concerts and assemblies. At home, children can sing their favourite songs for admiring family and friends.
In addition to “Computer Cat”, Donna & Andy have four other children’s recordings (two in French), all of which have received nominations and/or awards for their musical excellence.
Donna has been recognized for her outstanding compositions and educational resources, receiving four nominations for Music Nova Scotia's Educator of the Year. Donna also was acknowledged for her outstanding contribution to music education in Canada, receiving the 2009 Nova Scotia Music Educator's Association Musica Viva Award, as well as the Canadian Music Educators Association Jubilate Award of Merit in 2011.
In addition to their award-winning children’s CDs, this duo has also released three recordings for adult listeners:

Fine Company (featuring Andy’s vocals in easy listening, Maritime selections)
Musically Yours (Donna’s original fiddle, violin and piano works)
Come Dance with Me (4-song EP featuring Andy’s vocals backed by a 17-piece big band)

Donna & Andy are consummate performers, musicians, recording artists and educators devoted to the presentation of top-quality music.
For more information go to:
www.donnaandandy.com
www.redcastlepublishing.com
Follow Donna & Andy on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/donnaandandy


SYNOPSIS OF TITLES

"Computer Cat"
is the tale of a cat who, with extremely poor judgment, has eaten the computer mouse. Imagine a household that can only use the computer if they also use the cat! With a gentle jazz feel and some authentic cat sound effects this tune is a creative mix of good music and clever lyrics.

"Penguin Parade"
is the first of a series of four penguin songs. Against a backdrop of a pleasant march, hear about penguins parading to their favourite swimming hole and then happily waddling back home.

"Pondering Penguins"
is a cheery collection of penguin facts. The addition of banjo and vocal bass create a good-natured accompaniment that complements and supports the lyrics of this catchy song. With a touch of country stylings, audiences attending live “Donna & Andy shows” often join in a penguin line dance during this song.

"The Penguin Ball"
features Andy’s mellow vocals. Gentle harp and glockenspiel are joined by cello and French horn as the backdrop for the penguins who gather for a delightful and romantic moonlit waltz on the beach.

"I Wonder"
is a chance to muse at the “clothing choices” of a penguin. Pizzicato strings are accompanied by Andy’s vocal bass, drumsticks and a sheet of aspenite. It is inevitable that our penguin “fashion plate” is left with some rather predictable colour choices for his attire.

"My Hamster"
is a song that will tug at your heartstrings. Arpeggiated guitar supported by lyrical cello lines provide the perfect backdrop to the simple and plaintive story of a pet owner who has lost his beloved hamster. Although the song does not provide details of the story’s conclusion, the real-life inspiration for this song did show up two days after the song was written.

"Packing"
chronicles the packing woes of the seasoned traveler. Donna & Andy are joined by “The Relative Minors” (children from their respective households) to help sing the “exponential” list of essentials required when one goes on vacation. And of course we all know the most important thing is – “don’t forget your underwear”! Or is it? Checking the plane ticket might also be a good idea.

"Vacation Song"
is written in a style that will conjure up visions of palm trees and great vacation destinations. Each member of the family chooses a different vacation location identified by distinct instrumental riffs. By song’s end, each one is invited to return home to play some great vacation music together.

"Forty Little Birdies"
may answer the question of “what do those birds do all day when they are sitting on the telephone wire?” The catchy boogie woogie style of this song will start your toes tapping and there is an opportunity for you to insert your own improvisational peeping in the chorus and gives you lots of opportunity to participate and sing along.

"Splashing in the Puddles"
is a pleasant “soft shoe” that gives Andy a chance to sing “call and answer” with Donna and the Relative Minors. This song encourages positive thinking and developing an attitude that embraces rainy days as opportunities to “go out and play” rather than allowing one’s self to be grumpy.

"I’m Wishing"
is a reflective ballad about making wishes. The young solo voice that begins the song is joined by “Aunt Donna” and together the two singers make thoughtful wishes for things to make the world a better place. Accompanied by guitar, cello and flute, this song sparkles just as brightly as the star upon which the singers are wishing.

"We are the Children of the World"
celebrates the things that make us unique as well as those things that unite us as “children of the world”. Written in pop style, the song builds from the adult voices in the opening chorus, through the addition of children’s voices, more intense instrumentals and multiple parts until the final rousing chorus.


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