André van Haren - All About Music

Composer - Music Educator - Engraver,  Story and Movie Enthusiast

 

Piano Reduction

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Orchestral version

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In Raoul’s Rescue Mission" (a short children's opera based on a children's book by the composer), the main character, a little mouse named Raoul, is forced to go on a mission to rescue his baby sister out of the claws of the mean neighbourhood cat, Tomcat.


The opera is to be performed by four singers. Tenor 2 and baritone are doubling roles as shown below and could for example change masks to make clear which character they are playing at any given time. BabySis’ (represented by a doll) 2-bar part, is sung off-stage by the soprano.


SINGERS:

Soprano: Mother/BabySis

Tenor 1: Raoul

Tenor 2: Narrator/ComeOn/Sewer 

Baritone: Father/TomCat/GuardDog


INSTRUMENTATION:

1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns in F, 1 Trumpet in Bb, 1 Trombone, 1 Tuba.

Percussion, 2 players: Bass Drum, Shaker, Suspended Cymbal, Woodblock, Xylophone, Glockenspiel.

1 Harp

1st and 2nd Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses.

The Music...

Because this work has not been performed yet, you will hear a digital recorded orchestra and voices. The narration is done by Richard Schletty. In case the player below doesn't work, please visit this link to Soundcloud instead: "Raoul's Rescue Mission, a children's opera"

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