Duration: Overture – 3:20 and The Star Lily – 16:45
For the children’s theatre production of The Storyteller’s Bag for Two Actors,
Children’s Choir, Clarinet, String Quintet (quartet and bass) and Percussion (2003)
A) Overture to The Storyteller’s Bag (no narration)
B) Music for The Star Lily (Text by Mark Brownell)
C) Children’s Choir (1 part) and Piano for the Falling Stars song
(The Overture, The Star Lily, and Falling Stars can be performed separately or in a combination of two.)
Inspired by some of the first inhabitants of Mississauga (Ontario), the Ojibway, two indigenous actors and a chamber ensemble of strings, clarinet and percussion explore some old legends with some new Canadian music written for young audiences. The album’s title refers to the Ojibway tradition where each storyteller had a bag containing items that would serve as reminders of their stories.
Chamber Music Society of Mississauga, the Mississauga International Children’s Festival and Heritage Mississauga commissioners, grants from Lloyd Carr Harris Foundation and Ontario Trillium Foundation.