The Need to See: A Musical Fable for Children (Narrator/Soprano and Chamber Ensemble)
The Need to See: A Musical Fable for Children (Narrator/Soprano and Chamber Ensemble) by Dan Welcher, Published by Theodore Presser Company.
- Clarinet in Bb/Alto Saxophone
Commissioned for the Kingsville (TX) Independent School District and its thriving music department, Welcher has created "A Musical Fable for Children," based upon a story by Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez. A narrator tells the tale of two children on opposite sides of the border and the magical creatures who allowed them to see as the other sees. Welcher uses musical themes and instruments to help identify the characters for the audience. The musical play was performed at the Kingsville campus, as well as six other elementary schools in the district.
Text Source: Original story by Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez; Lyrics by Dan Welcher
Commission Notice: Commissioned in honor of the children of Kingsville Independent School District, Kingsville, Texas