Classical CD for newborns to inspire a love of music
Every newborn baby in Scotland will receive a classical CD to inspire a love of music.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) with the Association of Registrars of Scotland will offer a disc to babies born over the next year.
The CD will be distributed to all 220 offices across Scotland and is expected to reach up to 60,000 families.
The compilation titled Astar, Gaelic for ‘journey’, features Scottish songs, nursery rhymes and classical works.
The CD was recorded by the RSNO and RSNO Junior Chorus, led by music director Peter Oundjian.
He said: “When I was an infant my godfather gave me a tiny record player, I would place it under the family piano and put on my prized recording of Peter and the Wolf.
I don’t know if hearing something as an infant causes a person to love something, but I suppose it’s worth a try.