What’s on YOUR Soundtrack for Spring?
Is your Spring playlist filled with popular songs, vintage songs, jazz pieces, or classical music ? Or an eclectic combination of musical styles? What music will your children connect with the Spring season throughout your time together as a family? Regardless of the style of music you listen to most in your home, there is likely to be songs that help you feel the springtime in your heart. PLEASE comment below to add the songs/music about Spring you enjoy most.
The emergence and progress of the seasons is a common thread woven throughout time, through all areas of the world, through all cultures, young and old, rich and poor. ALL of us are influenced by it’s changes and it’s presence. And MANY have been inspired to compose music to express our emotions surrounding these seasons.
You may be looking to expand your Soundtrack for Spring, so it seemed that some families might like to have me share what’s on MY playlist. This article includes many styles, as well as an invitation to join one or more of our Spring Playdates. You will not only have more musical selections for your Playlist, but also a wide variety of ideas for delightful interactive family rituals for this season, for now and many years to come.
Classical Selections for your Spring Playlist
By far, the most famous classical music about the seasons is by Antonio Vivaldi. The Four Seasons is a set of violin concertos that reflects images of each of the seasons. The first upbeat part of Spring is probably the most well-known part of this work.
For those of you interested in exploring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in more depth, with or without your child, it is fascinating to know that the music is based on a set of sonnets (some believe are written by Vivaldi himself). Each of the four seasons has 3 parts, set to a specific pattern of Tempo (speed of the music). This delightful article by Piano Lessons 4 Kids presents the poems right along with the music for each of the Four Seasons, allowing for some interesting interactions and discussions about the music.
A treasure trove of classical pieces focused on the spring season was just gathered and shared on Classical-Music.com at the end of February. You can hear the JOY in these pieces!
Other favorites on MY non-Kindermusik playlist include:
- Southland in the Springtime by the Indigo Girls
- Here Comes the Sun – Beatles
- I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
- Morning Has Broken – Cat Stevens
- Joy To Spring – instrumental jazz by Arturo Sandoval
- Spring, Spring, Spring – vocal jazz by JaLaLa
- Younger Than Springtime – Frank Sinatra
- Spring (Our Bright Future) – by Tracey Chapman
- Spring – by Leah West
- Lord of the Rings – The Hobbit by the PianoGuys
Spring Season Kindermusik Soundtrack by Ms. Debbie
Of course, as a Kindermusik educator for over 17 years, I have my favorites to share with children, which include the following recordings which can be purchased and downloaded from play.kindermusik.com:
First of all, I must point out that the whole Mister Sun album is the perfect soundtrack to celebrate the glorious sunny days ! This is one of my all time favorite albums to enjoy during the morning as we get ready to go about our day. It has the most positive vibes that put us in the best moods !
To get more of a variety, these songs explore more themes of Spring, such as the grass and flower that are starting to color our world, as well as the little critters, including our children, frolicking in the warmth. Included are the names of the albums or Kindermusik programs with which these songs are connected.
- Mister Sun – Mister Sun Album
- I Love the Sunshine – Mister Sun Album
- I Like to Sing when the Sun is Shining – Village: Rhythm of My Day
- The Green Grass Grew All Around – Critter Giggles
- Belfast Hornpipe (Instrumental that will put a spring in your step) – Village: DewDrops
- Did You Ever See a Lassie? – Village: DewDrops
- How Does Your Garden Grow? – Village: DewDrops
- Here We Go ! – Adventures: Busy Days
- A Place in the Choir (Bill Staines) – Critter Giggles
- Jig Along Home (Woody Guthrie) – Critter Giggles
When you are a part of one, or more of our Spring Playdates, you will totally enjoy our time together making music and dancing. AND you will take home 10 new recordings for each, along with instruments or props, and tons of ideas for creative interactive play to make this season come alive.
March: Luck o’ the Spring ! It’s your lucky day, with Spring blossoming all around. Flowers, gardens, Rain, Rainbows, Leprechauns, Gold, and musical magic.
April: Dear Earth, We Love You – Celebrate Earth Day everyday with these songs and activities that keep the beauty of this world in our hearts and minds.
May: MOM’s Beach Party – We love MOM, and mom loves the BEACH. So let’s take off our flip-flops for some delightful pretend play in the sand and waves, running from the seagulls, crawling with the crabs, and collecting shells. This is a playlist you’ll enjoy revisiting all year long.
For more details on our Kindermusik Playdates, and a list of Playdates for the entire year, click on Kindermusik Saturdays.
Enjoy your Spring Season. May your soundtrack brighten your spirits and make for some wonderful days. Come and join us for some musical days this Spring in Kindermusik… it is a great way to expand your playlist and learn fun new ways to interact with your child during this wonderful time of year.