Joy Slade

The River (2nd edition)

  The River (2nd edition)  

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ComposerJoy Slade
Joy Slade
Lyricist Joy Slade
PublisherJoy Slade
Genre Film / TV / Show
Instrumentation Piano, Voice, Keyboard
Type of scoreFull score, Vocal score
Difficulty Easy
Year of composition 2015
Description A set of original songs for young voices, with piano/keyboard accompaniment, which includes an overview of scenes for a dramatic performance. The music is based on Smetana's work 'Vltava', which tells the story of the river in his homeland, the former Czechoslovakia, and can support work on developing understanding of this piece of classical music. The river starts high in the mountains, weaving its way first into a forest, then past a village where a wedding taking place. It moves on into a moonlit night with fairies dancing on the water and an eerie castle standing on the river bank. The river swells and there is opportunity for children to develop their own percussive sounds as it reaches the 'rapids'. Finally the 'Vltava' flows into the city of Prague and on to the sea.

Suitable for children of Lower Primary age including pupils with special educational needs.

Download includes: Cover/Contents/Preface and Introduction/List of Characters/Synopsis of Scenes/Set of Song Words/Set of Vocal Scores/set of Vocal Scores + Piano/Keyboard accompaniment. 50 pages in total.

Each song is also available as a separate download.

FREE MP3 instrumental backing tracks available with proof of purchase of download. Email

Song Titles:

1 - The River's Journey - this song is based on Smetana's main river theme.
2 - Hunters In The Forest
3 - We Wish You Well + Wedding Waltz
4 - The Water Fairies
5 - Who Goes There?
6 - The Deep River

Browse catalogue and click 'Listen' to hear excerpts.

Audio excerpt representing this complete work is from the song 'The Deep River'.
Upload date 29 Feb 2016


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