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Canzoni Per Bambini, Volume I

by Centro Raccontami

Canzoni Per Bambini is a collection of twenty original Italian songs for children recorded by NYC’s finest studio musicians from Sesame Street, the NYC Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Radio City Music Hall, written by Dr. Katia Moltisanti Tennyson.
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1. Buon Giorno!
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2. Le Vocali
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3. L'ABC
1:22 $0.99
4. Coloriamo!
1:44 $0.99
5. Il Pesce Blu
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6. I Numeri
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7. Canzone Della Bua
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8. Vestiamoci Di Allegria
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9. Il Cielo
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10. I Mesi Dell'Anno
0:54 $0.99
11. Che Lavoro Fà!
1:41 $0.99
12. Una Foglia
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13. Il Cibo Di Stagione
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14. La Metropolitana
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15. Il Tuo Viso
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16. Mettiamo In Ordine
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17. C'era Una Volta...
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18. La Settimana
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19. Piantiamo Un Seme
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20. Ciao e a Presto!
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Canzoni Per Bambini is a collection of twenty original Italian songs for children recorded by NYC’s finest studio musicians from Sesame Street, the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Broadway and Radio City Music Hall, written by Dr. Katia Moltisanti Tennyson and produced by John Gentry Tennyson, artistic director for the Italian Language & Cultural Arts Center, Centro Raccontami. This project is sponsored in part by the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE).


Centro Raccontami is an Italian Language and Cultural Arts Center founded by Dr. Katia Moltisanti Tennyson. Located in the heart of Manhattan, the center offers a variety of workshops for children and adults everyday of the week. Centro Raccontami is a non-profit organization.

The mission of Centro Raccontami is to support and promote creative and dynamic workshops that connect students to authentic Italian life through people, language, art and music.

Students learn to create with their hands, sing with their voices, imagine with their minds, and listen and speak to communicate. In an atmosphere of creative spontaneity, we offer native Italian instructors, educated in Italian Universities, to provide the most authentic experience in learning.

At Centro Raccontami, we believe that teaching is a creative form of art. Our workshops are designed to teach Italian through the arts.

Please come join us for a rich and rewarding schedule of workshops!



Dr. Katia Moltisanti Tennyson, founder and director of Centro Raccontami, is a native-born Italian from Ragusa, Italy. She holds a Doctoral Degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Catania, with a specialization in Italian, Spanish and English Literatures. Dr. Tennyson is also certified in Early Childhood Teachers and Graphic Arts and works as a freelance Italian translator for various companies in New York City and Italy. She teaches Italian classes at Montclair State University, City College (The City University of New York) and at the Italian Language and Cultural Arts Center, Centro Raccontami, to children and adults of all levels.


Upon moving to New York City from his native Texas homeland, Houston born Tennyson immersed himself in the local jazz scene, studied jazz harmony with Richie Beirach and landed the gig with guitar legend, Al Di Meola. Performing with Richie Morales, Gumbi Ortiz, Arto Tunboycin, Rachel Z and Barry Miles while developing the Di Meola release, “Kiss My Axe”, Tennyson established himself and began developing his own sound. He began composing and recording original music that culminated in his first piano trio CD, John Tennyson's, “Real World Trio”, featuring guest artists, Randy Brecker and Dewey Redman alongside New York musical mainstays, drummer-Terry Silverlight and bassist-Tony Scherr. Following this release, Tennyson toured with Sarah Brightman on the “Music of the Night” symphonic concert tour, Sophie B. Hawkins-as her Musical Director on the “Tongues and Tails” tour and Pop icon, Martika on “Martika’s Kitchen”. Soon after, Les Paul learned of Tennyson and he became a featured performer with Les at the Iridium Jazz Club for seven years. The list of artists after that gig grew to include many jazz legends-Mel Lewis, Grady Tate, Joe Morello, Jeff Hirschfield, Terri Lyne Carrington, Bucky Pizarelli, Howard Alden, Monty Alexander, Tom Harrell, Hiram Bullock, Will Lee, Chuck Rainey, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Rodney Jones, Chuck Loeb, Mark O’Connor, Mark Feldman, Todd Reynolds, Chip Jackson, Kermit Driscoll, Lonnie Plaxico, Eddie Gomez and John Patitucci.

Band Personnel:
Violin-Joyce Hammann & Mark Feldman
Cornet-Jacob Varmus & Jon Erik Kelso
Alto Saxophone-Jim Clouse
Flute-Chuck Wilson
Clarinet-Dave Pietro
Bassoon, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet-Jackie Henderson
Accordion-Joey Barbato
Tuba-Dave Bargeron
Vocals-Katia Moltisanti Tennyson, John Gentry Tennyson, Ligeia Moltisanti & Mina Leonelli Sundwall

All compositions and orchestrations by John Gentry Tennyson
All lyrics by Katia Moltisanti Tennyson
©2005 Johngentry Music/ASCAP

Instrumental tracks recorded at Park West Studios/Brooklyn, NY on May 5 & 26, 2005.
Vocal tracks recorded at QMasterMusic Studios/Harlem, NY on October 6, 8, & 10.

Recording Engineer-Jim Clouse
Mixing Engineer-John Gentry Tennyson
Mastered by Kurt Lundvall at Lundvall Audiophile Mastering & Recording, Ltd.

Illustrations by Katia Moltisanti Tennyson www.centroraccontami.com
Graphic Layout by Ryan Germick www.ryangermick.com

©2005 QMasterMusic Records. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws. www.qmastermusic.com



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Elida Petrella

My 2 year old grandson loves this CD
My 2 year old grandson loves this CD. I purchased it to expose him to the Italian language at an early age. He asks for it every morning during breakfast. We must take it with us for the ride to daycare too. After just a couple of weeks, he is already beginning to sing along.


Good songs but lyrics are not included
I bought album 1 & 2.The songs are great but I don't know where to find the lyrics of the songs. Can anyone tell me where to get the words? Thanks a lot!Enjoy listening.

Lisa Presti

Canzoni Per Bambini, Volume I
I was really happy to find this CD - doesn't seem there is much out there available in Italian for children. It arrived in a timely fashion and my two children (2 and 4 years) are enjoying it. I like how it covers the basics (months of the year, days of the week, counting, ABC's, etc...)I am getting ready to order another for our cousins!


This CD is a wonderful collection of songs in Italian for young children (and even for adults interested in studying very basic Italian). The tunes are educational, catchy and pleasant to hear and sing. Thank you so much!

cristina papa

cute but clarity of words for toddlers could be better
my toddlers have caught on to some of the cute tunes but the clarity of the words in the songs is not as audible, perhaps because of the fast pace of certain songs. this seems to apply more to the longer songs on the cd than the short ones.


Can't wait for more...
I am truly impressed by the songs and musical content of both cd's my 2 year old daughter sings along verbatim...we even brought it to her music class to expose other families to the experience...can't wait for more volumes

Catiana Celentano

Fantastic! It took me a long time to find a good childrens Italian CD
A great Childrens Italian CD that helps teach children the basics in the Italian language.