A fable/folktale from India from the Panchatantra. Dhondu, the donkey, thinks he is a wonderful singer. His friend, Juno the jackal, thinks otherwise. Find out how Dhondu´s irresistible urge to sing lands him in big trouble one night. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mr Saeed Jaffrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/kara/000005/bk_kara_000005_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Panchtantra are the stories that were told to young princes in ancient times in India to make them wiser. Literally meaning five sections, the wisdom they impart today is as relevant as it was years ago. The stories are short and have animal characters which appeal to children. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ishita Garg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/065450/bk_acx0_065450_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionFour short pieces from the children´s television series, including the famous signature theme by Vernon Elliott for Bassoon and Piano. Includes parts for treble clef C, and Bb instruments.SonglistA Gentle WaltzA Little ReverieSignature TuneThe Donkey Trot
Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm are among the best known storytellers from Europe. In addition to the Bremen Town Musicians, some of their most famous tales as Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel.In this delightful tale, three animals who have been cast out by their masters, a dog, a cat, a rooster and a donkey decide to form a musical group together.Their first ´´concert´´ turns out to be not what they expeced when they run into a gang of criminals. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cindy Hardin Killavey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/jimc/000327/bk_jimc_000327_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Individuals with a sunny attitude understand that the ending of one opportunity in life often opens the door for a new one. Carrying big loads of grain is easy for young donkeys, but what happens when they get too old to be of use? One old donkey takes off on a journey of rediscovery, picking up an old dog, cat, and rooster along the way. Intending to combine their musical talents to start a band, this lively crew finds another surprising way to benefit the community. With kindness for one another and good teamwork, they reap great rewards for a future full of happiness. This charming retelling of a classic Brother´s Grimm fable emphasizes the significance of kindness, teamwork, and never giving up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carl Sommer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/081066/bk_acx0_081066_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Read by Bob Hoskins, with music by Eugene Friesen. Follow the inspiring adventures of a dog, cat, rooster, and donkey who prove it´s never too late to start over. Well along in years already, and worried that life may have passed them by, these four spunky animals decide to begin new lives as traveling musicians. Their comic escapades and dogged attempts to harmonize will amuse young and old alike. And you´ll want to thank the Brothers Grimm for offering a valuable message about following your dreams. The inspired musical score brings this ultimate musician´s tale vividly to life. For ages six and up. Part of the award-winning Rabbit Ears series, We All Have Tales. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Hoskins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071110/bk_acx0_071110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionA delightful Christmas cantata for children’s voices (and ensemble/electronic backing tracks), with or without narrator: reggae, jazz, rock ballad and pop numbers to witty text by Richard and Thomas Allain.Caesar has called a census in the Holy Land. So everyone is crowding back into Bethlehem, a town where they read Shalom! Magazine, where suddenly there are donkey traffic gridlocks and hotels where you can´t get a room for love or shekels.Tom works doing odd jobs at the Fun Big Inn, which isn´t much fun at all. This busy night, he decides to leave the landlord in the lurch and head for the bright lights of Jerusalem. But he doesn´t get far, running first into reggae singing shepherds and then three groovy wise dudes following a star. Tom can hardly ignore the remarkable things they have to tell him. So what does he do next? What would any of us do?Richard and Thomas Allain retell the story of the Nativity in a new and individual way, with immediacy and wit, in a string of unforgettable tuneful songs and sharply clever words in an idiom accessible to everyone.Manger Tom can be performed with unison voices, someone to narrate, highly effective with just Piano or Keyboard accompaniment. But there are parts available too, for instruments you might want to add. Included with the score of Manger Tom is a CD which comprises of a full performance of the musical numbers by professional singers and players, as well as just the accompaniments for everyone to sing along to, if they prefer.Additionally, lyric sheets and a script are available as free downloads - visit www.hybridpublications.com to access the bonus material. Lyric sheets enable easy rehearsals and the script allows Manger Tom to be performed as a full nativity play.Review from Andrew Stewart of Classroom Music says: Manger Tom manages to squeeze within the space of eight numbers everything from big-band and rock numbers to reggae and, in ‘Star of the Show’, the essence of a contemporary worship song.Manger Tom scores exemplary marks in the revitalisation and excellence departments. Its big-hearted showtunes are pitched at a level of invention clearly intended to challenge and engage young performers.SonglistAbandon Sheep!Bethle-may-hem!Do You Hear Me, Manger Tom?FinaleKing Without A ThingStar Of The ShowThe Final Straw