Posts Tagged: Children’s Music

The Itsy Bitsy Spider and His Great Singalong Adventure

for narrator, audience, and orchestra — — 1pc — hp — str

View Score (free) here

Parts: Rental only — please contact

Here’s a piece for your next children’s concert: the story of the Itsy Bitsy Spider, the Three Blind Mice, and Mary & her Little Lamb, punctuated with singalong moments for the whole audience.

Like my other works aimed at young audiences, this one also has humorous moments for the whole family. The recording was an absolute pleasure to put together, for which I must thank my trusty collaborator, Jon Brennan, here in Cincinnati, OH.

The recording is also available for purchase here.

How to Become a Composer – – tmp+2 – pno – hp – str

Like my earlier “Cinderella Goes to Music School” this is a narrated story about a young musician in which the music itself plays a crucial role in the tale, and is interwoven into the narration.  This story concerns a young boy, Jacob, who wishes to become a composer.  We follow him from his childhood, full of musical imagination, up to college, where he finds out that ‘the biz’ isn’t quite what he thought it would be.  In the end, he gets to meet one of his musical idols who teaches him that the true reward of being an artist is neither fame nor fortune, but the ability to connect with other people through one’s art.

Like “Cinderella”, this is a concert-length piece for a kids’ program (clocking in at just under 33′) and I’m offering it for a $150 rental/royalty fee with a $50 royalty per additional performance.

The recording was engineered by the great Jon Brennan and is available for purchase here!