Dance Sing and Listen Again (1964)

Dimension 5 Records

THIS RECORDING IS A TOTAL EXPERIENCE. It exposes your child to controlled body movement, provides a stimulus for imagination and creativity, and presents a range of thought, music and sound from things medieval through todays electronics. NOTHING LIKE IT HAS EVER EXISTED BEFORE!

Esther Nelson and Bruce Haack have created this exciting and unique experience for children maintaining the excellent standards af “Dance, Sing and Listen” (volume 1.) another result of the unlimited genius of Miss Nelson and Bruce.

ESTHER NELSON (who received her master’s degree in dance education from New York University) has become a leading figure
in creative dance and dance education for children. The electricity of her personality coupled with her love for children gives her a unique magic which inspires even the least creative child to dance. Included among schools for which Miss Nelson has created success ful dance programs are: The Knollwood School far Children, Temple Israel of New Rochelle, The Fieldston (Ethical Culture) School Arts Center, and Scarsdale Dance Inc.

BRUCE HAACK played all of the instruments you hear on this recording as well as composing the music and engineering the sound. Bruce is a Canadian composer whose music has won recognition in every conceivable form Symphonic, Films, Ballet, Broadway and Off-Broadway Theatre, Commercials and Recordings. As inventor of most unusual electronic musical instruments, Bruce Haack has appeared often on network television. He obtained his
degree in psychology from the University of Alberta. Canada.

ON THE RECORD

SIDE 1
1. INTRODUCTION
Let’s start by saying Hello to Miss Nelson and Bruce.

2. SILENT MOVIES
Presenting You as the Star! The Management requests that you boo the burglar and cheer the policeman!

3. TOKEY
A wonderful story which Miss Nelson wrote, tells and sings. Bruce says he wrote real Canadian folk music for this adventure of a frightened puppy dog.

4. MACHINES
See how many different machines you can be when you listen to Bruce’s voice-poem. The only instruments used are the voices of Miss Nelson and Bruce!

5. FIREWORKS
Bruce narrates his own story of old China. You will want to dance and act it Out!

SIDE 2

1. CHILDREN’S HOE-DOWN
It’s easy to do. just “Grab Your Partner By The Nose And Skip Around In Your FancyClothes!

2. MORE MEDIEVAL MUSIC
Two more hits about seven hundred years old!

3. COCO REMEMBERS
Our old friend Coco The Coconut visits some unusual trees in New Zealand.”

4. JELLY DANCERS
Shake yourself all over like a bowl of jelly… you’ll feel great!

5. WHAT CAN SHE BE’
Miss Nelson’s beautiful guessing song makes you want to move the way a(?) moves!

6. REHEARSAL
Mara and Risa discover the 4 major appeals of music during a rehearsal of Bruce’s dance-sym-phony “Windsong”

 

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