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You are My Flower
You are My Sunshine
Catch the Moon
You Are My Little Bird
Sunny Day
Little Seed
Clouds
Turn, Turn, Turn
Joy
Flor
 
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Ruth Crawford Seeger was a modernist composer. She was the mother of Barbara, Mike, Peggy and Penny Seeger, and the second wife of Charles Seeger, father of Pete. When Ruth’s children were young, she took a job with the Library of Congress transcribing field recordings of folk songs collected by Alan Lomax. This led her to publish several definitive songbooks of American children’s music. Ruth always wrote her arrangements of folk songs with the beginner pianist in mind- she wanted all people who loved music to be able to enjoy the songs, regardless of their skill level. How lucky we are to be able to learn from her efforts and enjoy the beauty of her thoughtful arrangements. Although she wrote mostly for piano, Daniel has adapted some of the songs for a small ensemble of cello, harmonium and flute, and this is one of them. My sister Caroline and her family sing along with us here.