CDs

Beautiful Original Music

Where possible, Penny likes to capture recordings of spontaneous music as it emerges. This keeps the feel, ambiance and intentions of the music fresh and intact.

These 'organic' Lo-fi CDs were recorded on various machines in various locations, making a wholesome supplement to our usual diet of highly-refined music.

  • music for education
  • music for relaxation and wellbeing
  • singer-songwriter albums


Songs useful in Education

CD: 6 Songs from the musical 'Caradog and the Celts'

Children's songs to support topics on Invaders and Settlers, Romans and Celts.

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Performed tracks (MP3) HERE

Songbook HERE

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More information about the full script for Caradog and the Celts HERE

CD Sing a Simple Song (vocal tracks)

9 live recordings of fresh, easy-to-sing, positively-affirming chants for children / adults.

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Songbook HERE

Backing tracks (MP3)HERE

Performed tracks (MP3)HERE

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CD Sing a Simple Song (backing tracks)

Instrumental tracks to support singing and playing. To encourage active participation or simply for easy listening.

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Songbook HERE

Backing tracks (MP3)HERE

Performed tracks(MP3) HERE

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Description:

These playful chants engage participation and promote wellbeing.

They are suitable for multicultural groups to sing along with, or create their own versions around. Useful in School//Community/Therapy.

1. Che Che Kule

2. Every Time I See a Star

3. I feel the Life Within Me

4. Follow the Beat of the Music

5. Jungle Lullaby

6. We have Nothing to Fear

7. Light

8. Everything I need

9. Light in the Soul

For more information, or to order physical copies, please email: penny@open2sound.co.uk

CD Songs for all Seasons

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Performed tracks (MP3) HERE

Songbook HERE

Description:

5 original songs, one for each season and one for all of the seasons together. Beautifully sung here by the staff and pupils of Knighton Primary School, Powys in 2000.

1. The Voice of Spring

2. Summer Song

3. Autumn Winds

4. Christmas Eve

5. As long as Spring Comes

CD: 6 Short Christmas Songs for Children

Children's songs to support the Christmas Story

(Accompanies the Songbook)

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Performed tracks (MP3) HERE

Songbook HERE

Description:

For Children / School / Community. Taking slightly unusual perspectives of the traditional Christmas story - coming from the view-point of Kings, Shepherds and others. Useful for supporting religious / secular / interfaith Christmas activities. Rhythms and scales are both exotic and simple. Four of the six songs are from the musical drama 'The Apprentice Astronomer'.

CD Border Ballad The two tracks on the CD are examples of a song that truly comes from Offa's Dyke.

Physical CD £5.00 (Including P&P)

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CD and sheet music together £9.50 (Including p&p)

(Sheet music for 2 vocal parts, piano and guitar chords)

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Find the songbook HERE

Description:

The song is suitable for small or large groups of ladies/children to sing, for education or for general entertainment. The basic arrangement in the Sheet Music is for 2 singing parts and piano. But on track 1 guitar and 'cello have been added.

This song was written whilst walking along Offa's Dyke, for a choir who met close to Offa's Dyke and it is sung here by two different groups of people who live near Offa's Dyke!

Track 1. Penny Burns, Amy Burns, Vicki Floyd and Anne Loughran, with Jane Warren playing 'Cello. (This recording is not a masterpiece - but useful to hear how it goes!

Track 2. The Bettws-y-Crwym W.I.Choir led by Kris Norton. The song was originally written for this choir in 1998 and this is the old, original tape-recording of the choir singing it! The song is dedicated to them.

Because the CD (and sheet music) are currently printed to order, it is possible to have additional tracks included on the CD if preferred - for example - individual voice parts on separate tracks / the backing track on its own - this might be helpful if you prefer to learn the song by ear or would like the backing provided separately.

For relaxation and well-being

Summer Garden One track 16 minutes long. (MP3)

Relaxing Armchair Journey. Ideal for relaxation and for dissolving stressful thought-patterns.

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Description:

Put your feet up - headphones on - enjoy 16 mins of a natural soundtrack of an English garden in summer.

There is a good clap of thunder just over half-way through, so please don't be startled by it! The rest is all very peaceful. (Recorded by Penny in her garden at Brookside House).

Mixed Elements One track 58 minutes long (MP3)

A gentle wash of natural sounds - sometimes sparing, sometimes rich. Ideal for therapists / healers / health practitioners/ people who find it hard to relax / people in recovery.

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Description:

Relax, de-stress and enjoy wholesome, soothing sounds, which include: Carefully collected field-recordings of birdsong / the sea Cats purr of bone-strengthening frequencies / Home-made pipes cut for purpose / unobtrusive vocals carrying healing intention / Guitar de-tuned to open C (biosonic tuning C 128Hz) / Clear intervals between notes, for their individual characteristics to be enjoyed and received / Archetypal-sounding chimes in the keys of the four elements - C major for the Earth, G major for fire, D minor for water and A minor for air.

CD Waves

Waves gently breaking on a sandy beach.

One track 54 minutes long.

Physical CD £5.00 (Including P&P)

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Description:

Ideal for use in treatment rooms, armchairs and bedrooms. Natural summer sounds to relax, read or sleep to. Recorded by Penny on a sweltering, hot summer day at Trefadog (Isle of Anglesey)

CD Sound Remedy 1

4 examples of short meditative chants

for adults / children

Physical CD £5.00 (Including P&P)

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1. Sweet Gentle Rain

2. Om Namaha Shivaya

3. Om Mani Pedme Hung

4. Anamaste

Singer-Songwriter Albums

Soul Shine

9 tracks - songs and instrumentals (MP3)

A personal collection of musical snap-shots and sound collages from the early 2000’s

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"Beautifully honest songs and instrumentals by UK singer songwriter. Fresh, home- grown folk, with ‘in the moment’ feel and lo-fi sound. Some up-beat and direct, some soulful and dreamy. All are great to unwind to".

Please get in touch with Penny for more details:

Email: penny@open2sound.co.uk Phone: 01588 620867