The Wind in the Willows: A Ballet Pantomime in Three Acts: Piano Vocal Score (Paperback)

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Kenneth Grahame's classic children's novel is brought to musical life by American Costa Rican composer James Nathaniel Holland in his adaptation of "The Wind in the Willows" for theatrical dance production, orchestra, soloists and chorus. This fine work is waiting to be premiered. Perfect for children's concerts."A musically sophisticated, lyrical and sentimental adaptation of Grahame's novel, which emphasizes his poetic chapters of Rat and Mole, while maintaining the comedy of Mr. Toad. The genius of this adaptation is full of orchestral colors; a fine introduction to classical music and the orchestra for any young person or novice." --- The Nutley Globe This reduced orchestral score for piano and voices includes all stage directions and aligns measure by measure with the full score for orchestra. Can be used for dancers, or vocalists and final conducting for easier use and rehearsal and/or with the performance CDs.Full score only, full score with parts, individual parts only, or performance CD sold separately.Songs included are Grahame's verbatim of "Duck's Ditty" and Carol (Villagers All This Frosty Tide), "Forget", "The Incredible Mr. Toad," and "The Toad Came Home"Excerpts, scenes and/or songs can be performed as concert pieces. This work can also be used for other theatrical adapted productions too or a dramatic reading of the novel. (License may be required.) This ballet is perfect for the young ballet company with few leads and much ensemble opportunities that can range from mixed male/female or all female. Fun and enjoyable for kids of all ages. YouTube (shortened storyline presentation with illustrations by E.H. Shepherd and Arthur Rackham) at: https: // website: https: //

About the Author

James Nathaniel Holland is an American-Costa Rican classical music composer of operas, symphonies, ballets, songs, and other musical concertworks that incorporate a unique, eclectic, blend of romantic, classical, world and jazz styles. Born and raised in Indiana, he studied music at DePauw University, Vienna Austria, Interlochen National Music Camp and Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). At these schools many of his early pieces were premiered and performed, with one work being selected for main-stage production in the season. Moving to Los Angeles and then settling in New York, he performed professionally sometimes as a singer, sometimes as a pianist, sometimes as choral conductor. He composed incidental music for the stage. In 2002 he founded a composers collective where they showcased their work. He was one of the first composers to participate in the American Music Center's initial on-line library. The New Jersey Concert Opera and the Gay Men's Chorus of New Jersey also featured his comic operas and art songs. From 2005 he moved to Costa Rica where he organized concerts with visiting guest artists to present his chamber music to the public. Presently he lives in a castle in the central mountains of Costa Rica. Website: http: // YouTube Channel: https: //
Product Details
ISBN: 9781546480860
ISBN-10: 1546480862
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2017
Pages: 134
Language: English