Blue Skies and Pirates

Contents:
(All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer
 and/or Andy Duinker)


  Get Up in the Mornin'
   I'd Rather be a Bear
   Best Friends
   I Got a Sister (but I wanted a dog)
   Who's in the Tub?
   Dust Bunny Rag
   Singin' the Blues
   Donna-Andy Cha Cha Cha
   It's a Pirate's Life for Me
   Phone Me
   Star Light Star Bright
   Someone Like Me

$9.95
CD also includes instrumental
tracks for all songs


2009 ECMA Nominee for Children's Recording of the Year

Blue Skies and Pirates is Donna & Andy's fourth children’s CD. With songs about pirates, changes in the weather and other elements common to rural Nova Scotia it is easy to tell that a Maritime-born Canadian composer has had a hand in the creation of this CD. However, the songs certainly leave any geographical restrictions behind with a variety of styles reflecting the influence of blues, classical, jazz, ragtime, and even a cha cha.

Some of Nova Scotia’s finest musicians have made guest appearances on the CD, creating authentic accompaniment tracks for all the songs. Blue Skies and Pirates has clever lyrics, a variety of musical styles, and musicality that creates a pleasurable listening experience for the whole family.

The 12 songs on this CD are presented in two versions: full performance tracks as well as instrumental accompaniment tracks for those who want to sing with a professional back-up band!

Finally parents can listen to one of their kids’ CDs and enjoy the experience.

MUSIC EDUCATORS: This CD is supported by the printed publication Blue Skies and Pirates: Song Collection for regular or music classrooms.

 


Contents:
(All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer)

    Ed the Invisible Dragon
   The Most Important Person
   I Need a Home for my Dinosaur
   Gramma's Pajamas
   The Best One for the Job
   Cool Bob
   The "Can't Wait 'til I'm Older" Blues
   No More School for Me! (Winter)
   Bedtime Tango
   Sleep Gently Tiny Child
   Just Passing By
   Raise Up Your Voices


$9.95
CD also includes instrumental
tracks for all songs


2007 Juno Nominee for Children's Recording of the Year
2006 ECMA Nominee for Children's Recording of the Year
2006 Music Nova Scotia Awards WINNER for Children's Recording of the Year


Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me is a Juno-nominated collection of original songs written by Donna Rhodenizer. There are twelve tracks ranging in style from a lullaby/tango, to bluegrass, to blues, to pop. The studio musicians (including some of the finest jazz, blues and bluegrass musicians) who have contributed their talents to this CD making this recording authentic in its musical stylings, and enjoyable for children and adults alike.

The 12 songs on this CD are presented in two versions: full performance tracks as well as instrumental accompaniment tracks for those who want to sing with a professional back-up band!

MUSIC EDUCATORS: This CD is supported by the printed publication Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me: Songbook and Dinosaurs, Dragons and Me: Teacher's Resource (Songs with cross-curricular activities for elementary classrooms) for regular or music classrooms.


Computer Cat

Contents:
(All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer)

    Computer Cat
   Penguin Parade
   Pondering Penguins
   The Penguin Ball
   I Wonder
   My Hamster
   Packing
   Vacation Song
   Forty Little Birdies
   Splashing in the Puddles
   I'm Wishing
   We are the Children of the World


$9.95
CD also includes instrumental
tracks for all songs


2004 East Coast Music Award (ECMA)
for Children's Recording of the Year.
2003 Music Industry of Nova Scotia Nominee for Children's Artist of the Year.


Computer Cat CD includes a variety of musical styles and instrumental arrangements. Donna & Andy are joined by children from their two households, plus nieces and nephews, collectively known as "The Relative Minors" who sing on several of the tracks. They are also joined by fine studio musicians who provide live instrumentals for the songs.

The 12 songs on the CD are presented in two versions: full performance tracks as well as instrumental accompaniment tracks for those individuals who want to sing with a professional back-up band!

MUSIC EDUCATORS: The CD is supported by two printed publications: Computer Cat Songbook and Computer Cat Teacher's Resource (Songs with cross-curricular activities for elementary classrooms) for regular or music classrooms.






Contents:
(All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer)

     It's Christmas Time
    Deo
    Star Above  
    Sing, "Gloria"!
    One Small Voice
    Huron Carol
    Mister Santa
    Father Christmas  
    Waiting Patiently for Santa
    Christmas A to Z
    Joyful Bells


$9.95
CD also includes instrumental
tracks for all songs

2007 ECMA Nominee for Children's Recording of the Year


It's Christmas Time is a great collection of original songs by Donna Rhodenizer, for use in school concerts, or just gathering around the piano at home. Celebrate the joy, peace, love and hope of the season.

MUSIC EDUCATORS: This CD is supported by the printed publication It's Christmas Time: Songs and Concert Script for regular or music classrooms.


La vie pour moi


Contents:
(All songs written by Donna Rhodenizer)

    La vie du pirate
   Édouard le dragon invisible
   Je voudrais devenir un ours
   Le chat d'ordi
   Un foyer pour mon dinosaure
   La parade des pingouins
   Le bal des pingouins
  La danse Cha Cha Cha
   Ma petite valise
   En vacances
   Une traversée
   Nous sommes les enfants du monde

$9.95
CD also includes instrumental
tracks for all songs


2012 Music Nova Scotia Winner for Francophone Recording of the Year

2013 ECMA Winner for Children's Recording of the Year

MUSIC EDUCATORS: This CD is supported by the printed publication La vie pour moi: Recueil de chansons for regular or music classrooms.

 
Recordings by Andy Duinker and Donna Rhodenizer

Musically Yours
Come Dance with Me
Fine Company

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Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker are versatile musicians enjoying a multifaceted career of performing, recording, publishing, and composing.

Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker are past ECMA winners who have been performing together professionally since 1996. Their performing experience shows in their versatile vocals, instrumental accompaniments and variety of musical styles. Their repertoire includes their own original songs as well as traditional folk songs, a computer cat, an invisible dragon, Andy's chicken (something you will never forget!) and audience participation (from penguin line dancing to "The Most Important Person").

In addition to performing and recording, Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker are song writers and composers and co-founded Red Castle Publishing to print and distribute their music to schools and choirs across Canada and in the US. They have published over 50 original songs in a series of four songbooks (with complete piano scores) and 15 individual titles for High School, Community, University and Professional choirs. Donna's songs for children are popular with choirs, elementary teachers, students, and the parents who hear their children singing at home and in concert.

Donna's music resources, including children's CDs have been approved by the Nova Scotia Department of Education as Approved Learning Resources (ALR) for use in Elementary Schools. These resources are available from the Nova Scotia School Book Bureau. The Department of Education in Saskatchewan have also approved the Computer Cat Teacher's Resource.

You can also purchase Donna & Andy CDs by going to the order form or by going to www.cdbaby.com/all/donnaandandy
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andy@redcastlepublishing.com
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