Music by Daniel Dorff
THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE & Other Tales
| THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE & OTHER TALES entertains
children, adults, musicians, and teachers alike with new and familiar
stories narrated by Broadway star Ann Crumb and TV/movie personality Ukee
With music performed by the Symphony in C and conducted by Rossen Milanov, Daniel Dorff's musical stories are the perfect introduction to classical music for children! The music on this CD has already been performed by these orchestras.
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AN EXTENDED REVIEW IN FANFARE MAGAZINE by David DeBoor Canfield
Fanfare Magazine feature article, by Peter Burwasser
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Daniel Dorff was asked to compose music for a series of shows that would cover
the joy of various children's fairy tales and stories. The Tortoise and The
Hare & Other Tales (Bridge) is a CD that honors his work and the stories
that have excited children for decades, and does so by utilizing a full
orchestra as well as smaller groups. "Blast Off!" and "Billy And
The Carnival" are the pieces with full orchestral arrangements, both
featuring narration from Ukee
Washington, a news anchor on Philadelphia's
CBS3. When he asks the listeners if they ever dreamed of being
able to fly into outer space, one can imagine a child feeling as excited about
the possibility as they are hearing Washington, perhaps believing he may have
been someone to take flight as well. Dorff's music steadily shows the
anticipation of that flight before eventually heading beyond the atmosphere, and
I'm sure Washington had a lot of fun doing this.
compositions cover the full range of concert music. His works for young
audiences are wonderful orchestral renderings - some with original
lyrics - that tell fun stories while teaching about music, instruments
and orchestras. "The Tortoise and the Hare & Other Tales" collects four of his commissions with strong performances by vibrant
narrators and the notable Symphony in C orchestra."
works have already begun to establish themselves with programmers looking
for repertoire for children's concerts, and that's a significant
contribution to the future of classical music.
An original travel guide to an outer space visit, composed for a real NASA
astronaut to narrate, the music to BLAST OFF actually went into outer space on
the Space Shuttle's 100th mission in 2001!
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE
The familiar tale, told in cartoon style with a very bumbling
Papa Bear and cute little Baby Bear, and a surprisingly polite Goldilocks!
BILLY AND THE CARNIVAL - A new story about a boy's trip to his local park where he discovers all the
instruments of the orchestra on their way to a carnival. An ideal introduction
to each instrument's sounds.
THREE FUN FABLES - The Fox and the Crow, The Dog and his Reflection, and The Tortoise and the
Hare, told in cartoon style with lots of giggles, and each animal portrayed by a
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