Is your child interested in singing but you don't know how to get them started? Is your kid a budding performer who might need some vocal encouragement? Children's First Chants will foster a lifelong appreciation for holy music in your youngster, regardless of how long they've been singing or how much experience they've had.
Children's First Chants, is a helpful, self-teaching book that teaches children (ages 7 and above) a small but useful repertory of Gregorian chants for use at Holy Mass and other common prayers. Simple instructions on how to read and play a selection of 12 Gregorian melodies on color-coded piano keys that match each Gregorian note are included, along with a fully working battery-operated piano keyboard that is incorporated inside the book.
It's excellent for kids of all ages since it's printed on sturdy paper board (400 gsm). An appendix contains the translations of all the Latin materials.
Et Cum Spiritu Tuo
Grace Before Meals
Veni Creator Spiritus
"Children have an uncanny ability for singing and memorising songs, which we ought to cultivate from an early age. With appealing pictures and a clever color-coded style of notation, this book introduces the youngest singers to our treasury of Gregorian chant and prepares them for lifetime of singing in the Church." --Peter Kwasniewski, Ph.D
"The book Children’s First Chants is a highly timely and useful practical tool to promote Sacred Music among children. By God’s grace, may children’s voices singing Gregorian chant be heard ever more in all Catholic churches." --Bishop Athanasius Schneider