Fischy Music - Down To Earth: All Age Songs Connecting God With Everyday Life

Published Tuesday 25th December 2012
Fischy Music - Down To Earth: All Age Songs Connecting God With Everyday Life
Fischy Music - Down To Earth: All Age Songs Connecting God With Everyday Life

STYLE: Childrens
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 129980-18253
LABEL: Fischy Music SF007CD

Reviewed by Stella Redburn

It's quite hard to find songs for children that are not patronising, but this 2009 album from the talented Scottish collective contains a string of really catchy, well-arranged numbers that speak of various aspects of Christian life. Stephen Fischbacher has the rare ability to write songs in a dazzling variety of styles, from the folky fiddle-driven title track (which, incidentally, is a great Christmas song), to the blues (complete with some tasty blues harp) of "God Knows Everything". Then there is the East-End style take-off in "Here's A Little Story" to a nod towards rap with "Move On Up", which dramatises the story of the Prodigal Son. In all this wild variety, my favourite was "Music Maker": such a pretty, reflective piece, delightfully arranged - a modern psalm. Suzanne Adam's beautiful clear voice shines out in slower songs like "Part Of Your Plan". There is a huge range of possibilities for this CD, including church worship, Sunday school, RE lessons, school assemblies, and, of course, families. It is available as a standalone CD album or a CDROM teaching pack, which includes teaching notes, backing tracks, lyric sheets, videos showing BSL signs and actions, and piano/guitar arrangements. All in all, another fantastic resource from Mr Fischbacher and his friends.

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