New for Halloween 2012! Thirteen for Halloween : Ukulele Edition songbook.
Thirteen for Halloween is now on Bandcamp! Download the entire album and bonus karaoke tracks for only $8.99!
Pick up a shiny, shrinked wrapped CD of “Thirteen for Halloween” at CD Baby. And, get the illustrated songbook seperately at Lulu.com. The Thirteen for Halloween Songbook has been enjoyed by children and adults, music teachers, piano students and children’s choirs.
- Welcome Said the Spider
- The Ghost of John
- Three Little Ghostesses
- Mactavish Is Dead
- Skin and Bones
- Queen Nefertiti (The Mummy)
- Old Witch, Old Witch
- Witch, Witch, Where do you Fly?
- I’m a Mean Old Witch
- Unlikely Company
- The Ghost Ship
- We’re Back!
- Five Little Pumpkins
- “Welcome,” said the Spider (Spider Mix)
- Plus Karaoke Tracks of All the above Songs! when you download the entire album or purchase the CD. Perfect for Schools and/or Singing in the Car.
“The songs in Thirteen for Halloween are just a joy, and well worth the price. They will appeal to both children and adults, alike. The arrangements are bright, fun, and easy to play. My kids love these songs and always stop to listen, and better yet join in, when I sit down to play them. Many are traditional texts set to original melodies. The “Three Quodlibets for a Gaggle of Ghouls” [Tracks 10-12] are full of fun sonic references to classic monsters, and is just plain fun to sing with your family and friends. The best recommendation I can give for this collection is this. Not a week goes by since getting this collection that my five year old doesn’t come to me as say, “Dad, will you sing the song about the mean old witch for me?” Cost of the CD/book? $16 [Songs for Teaching]. My kids wanting to sing with me? Priceless.” ~John Newman
This is fantastic Halloween music. Innovative, spooky and fun all at the same time. I’d encourage anyone with kids or just an interest in Halloween music to give it a try. ~Michael Evan Taylor
I had my children’s choirs sing these delightful Halloween songs last year. The kids LOVED them!! They are just the right balance of spooky and funny. One of my four year old singers loved them so much he worked out a two hand arrangement of his favorite melody on the piano:). The accompaniment tracks are also excellent. They set the mood wonderfully. These songs are easy to learn and fun to perform. The Quodlibbet pieces also add the challenge of singing multiple melodies simultaneously. We had a blast with these songs. The make for a short, easy to learn Halloween program. ~Ruth Ellis
“M. Ryan Taylor’s holiday music CD’s have enhanced my first graders’ experience in the classroom. The music was a perfect tool in introducing each holiday and its cultural background. The children enjoyed each song and would often sing along as they worked on their class work, which brought a very positive vibe to the learning atmosphere. I feel every teacher would benefit from this holiday music, and that it would be a great addition to the social, cultural, and learning environment of the classroom during the holiday season.” ~Leanne Custer, 1st Grade Teacher, Pony Express Elementary