"An immediately infectious sense of
pure fun....
The children sing with equal confidence in Spanish, Latin, and early English….
The instrumentalists are impeccably musical.... The result is a wonderfully varied introduction to early music.... This isn't just a pedagogical tool, though it's an excellent one; 
it's also a pleasure to listen to."
Karen Cook, Duke University
"I am so charmed 
I can hardly speak.... 

[This music]
was made for these kids to sing."

Susan Hellauer, Anonymous 4


Hear our favorite songs...

Merry It Is!... the book

Until we're set up for sales here on the new site, you can still preview and buy the Seattle Historical Arts for Kids album Merry It Is! over at CDBaby. It's suitable for all ages — fascinating for preschoolers, fun and educational for elementary school students, and pure delight for adults, whether new to early music or longtime devotees.

Stay tuned for the next reprint, or send a note to get on the waiting list for a copy!

New New Nothing

Shula's previous recording is also at CDBaby. With its upbeat tunes and light, varied textures, the program appeals to kids as well as adults. English Renaissance country dances are presented in the musicians' own period-style duo settings, with Shula's early violin paired with instruments from recorder to viola da gamba to harpsichord.