November 14, 2010

We have been adding more free music at Garden of Praise. We hope you will find it helpful to you in your work with children.



Three books of songs for pre-school and kindergarten children were published by the John Church Company from 1897-1919. The music was written by Jessie Gaynor and the words by Alice Riley. They were Songs of the Child World Books 1,2, and 3. I have scanned the 200 songs and we have prepared piano scores and midis for most of them. Elton, my son helped me with some of the PDFs when my program wouldn't make a copy that could be read by the midi maker.

The songs were written during a time before modern conveniences, therefore the lyrics reflect such things as plowing with the horse and hanging the clothes on the line. You will find songs to suit every season and occasion. The songs and midis are also going to be available on the Music and Fine Arts CD.



I am working with Dennis Lee, a retired minister in California.

Dennis is sharing some of his Korean and English Songs. There are also midis to accompany his songs. At the bottom of the song page are some of his poems in Chinese, Korean, and English. We will be presenting more poems in the near future.

A Personal Note:

We stay close to home. Murray is able to go to church most Sundays and I take him to see the doctor and the dentist. He enjoys getting out and riding around in the car. The other day we went to the Home Depot garden center and he enjoyed seeing the flowers there. A caregiver comes on Wednesdays and I go to Ladies Bible Class and we sew things for Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Veronica, my 20-year-old granddaughter comes over on Saturdays. We cook and bake and make pizzas. Then we always make time for a piano lesson. If I need to run an errand she stays with granddaddy for a short period.

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We at Garden of Praise stand ready to help you. Contact us at patsy@gardenofpraise.com.

Your friend in education,
Patsy Stevens

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