The LIEDERPROJEKT – a charity project for singing with children – is celebrating its tenth anniversary. Ten years in which much has been achieved to establish singing in society. Cornelius Hauptmann, the initiator of the LIEDERPROJEKT, looks back on an unexpected success story.
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Nadine Kristen, graphic designer at Carus-Verlag, on our anniversary song book: “I hold a successful song book in my hands which contains something for everyone and invites you to make music. A well-deserved favorite!” Many of the 166 songs give Nadine Kristen a child-like joy and positive memories of singing. The wonderfully colorful illustrations by Frank Walka also captivate her.
Calmus Ensemble’s CD recording with international folk songs from the popular LIEDERPROJEKT is a wonderful journey around the world. Embark on it, and you will get to know folk tunes typical of their country of origin. Right now it is the favorite CD of Ester Petri, Managing Director of Carus-Verlag. And she has discovered that the CD is not only wonderful for discovering, enjoying, and relaxing, but it also makes a wonderful gift.
Musically, Miriam Wolf already feels very well prepared for Christmas this year. When Advent approaches she always turns to the Christmas carols from the LIEDERPROJEKT. This volume is indisputably her favorite in the LIEDERPROJEKT series with its many wonderful song books.
The first thing which struck Susanne Keck was the unusual, large, square format of the song book Die schönsten Lieder (The most beautiful songs). Followed by the colorful cover with the cuckoo and the donkey – that was one of her favorite songs in her childhood! Of course she wanted to explore further!
Mendelssohn’s Wedding March combined with the Birds’ Wedding? When we played this audio sample from the accompanying CD to the new Loreley choral collection in a workshop given by the editor Volker Hempfling at chor.com in Dortmund earlier this year, some people in the audience could hardly suppress their smiles. By this point at the latest, two things were clear to all the participants: namely, that folk songs are not in the slightest bit boring, and that three-part settings with just one male voice part can sound just as good as their four-part equivalents.
As one of the few amateur musicians in her family, Marit Ketelsen is often responsible for an unmistakably unique musical contribution to a party or in church. With the Liebeslieder (Love songs) she has found a companion which is up to this challenge, one which she has already used many times…
Charlotte Mohns does not know how often she has already flicked through the book and grinned to herself with every picture. That’s why the song book also makes a lovely present – because it immediately gives pleasure to children, parents, and anyone else the first time they look at it.