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Winter 2023 Sticks Collection 

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May All Children

Composed by Kenneth K. Guilmartin, Founder/Artistic Director of Music Together Worldwide

Back in 1986, when Ken Guilmartin was teaching at his daughter's school and busy developing Music Together, he wrote a song for the school's celebration of the 40th anniversary of UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund). Originally called "Solstice Song," it was about the simple, heartfelt wish that all children—that everyone—might live in peace. It is often used on International Peace Day all around the world.

"May All Children" is in the Sticks Collection and we are excited to sing it with you. 

Each Music Together Song Collection contains 25+ songs, a mix of original and traditional tunes from a variety of genres and styles—folk, blues, rock, jazz, classical, and world music.

Angela and Jenny,
on their "Sticks Collection" favorites

The Music Together Songbook Illustrators

 Jaime Kim:
Gerald Kelley:


When the Saints Go Marching In is a classic rousing New Orleans jazz tune made famous by renowned trumpeter Louis Armstrong. You'll be clapping, tapping, playing, and parading along in no time. 


Mix it up! is what we call a SWOW, a song without words. It's versatile and since there are no lyrics, it allows the children to concentrate on the melody which is helpful for tonal development.


Nigun is a traditional Israeli tune. Besides the community-building fun of participating in a circle dance, it's compelling- you will find yourself humming it throughout your day. 

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