Children's and Liturgical Opera Company, LLC
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CHILDREN'S OPERAS: The Musicians of Bremen

THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN

a children’s musical play based on Grimm tale

libretto by Michael Lerner and Jennifer Schlusberg

music by Susan Hulsman Bingham

 
Program cover drawing by Rosalind Conrad, grade 4

VOICING:

Treble soloists, ages 9-12; treble chorus

CAST:

 

Three Bears, Three Pigs, a Donkey, a Rooster, Goldilocks, and variable numbers of Thieves and Cats.

ACCOMPANIMENT:

piano

CHORUS:

treble chorus are all acting parts

DANCE:

optional, for fun

PROPS:

minimal and homespun are fine

SOURCE OF TEXTS:

Andersen fairy tale

LANGUAGE:

English

MUSICAL STYLE:

tonal, melodic, eclectic

SCENES:

five

SCENES:
 

Click here to hear a sound clip sung by third and fourth grade children at Worthington Hooker School in New Haven, CT.

DURATION:

45 minutes

PREMIER:

Foote School Summer Theater Program,
New Haven, CT, 1988.

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Decrepit animals, abandoned by their owners, set out to prove that they are not so useless after all.

 

Composer's comment: lively and easy. Great for a large summer camp situation using about 25 children. Our campers learned this piece in three (admittedly intense but fun) weeks.


Piano/vocal/percussion score of THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN: $75. Price includes shipping within the US; it also includes performance rights and permission to make sufficient copies of the score for cast members and accompanists for one season.

Piano/vocal/percussion score of THE MUSICIANS OF BREMEN: in PDF format. Send us your email address and we will send the score as an attachment. Price: $36.


Downloadable PDF file of The Musicians of Bremen: $40.

DVD: $28. Price includes shipping within the US.