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BLACK

HISTORY

MONTH

Feb. 1  - Feb. 28, 2019

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I REMEMBER

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

An American Celebration of Freedom

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Intro & Overture / My Country 'Tis of Thee - Ruth Roberts
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Heaven is So High - Ruth Roberts
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I'm Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing! - Ruth Roberts
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This Train - Ruth Roberts
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He's Got the Whole World in His Hands - Ruth Roberts
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Bus Boycott Music Cue - Ruth Roberts
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Do Lord, Remember Me - Ruth Roberts
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Do Lord Short Reprise - Ruth Roberts
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The Old Ark's A-Moverin' - Ruth Roberts
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Free at Last/Finale - Ruth Roberts
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Based on the life and times of Martin Luther King, Jr., this youth musical takes on special meaning during Black History Month.  Students take the parts of storytellers, recreating in drama and song various incidents from boyhood to preacher of non-violence - e.g., his playmates, a shoe clerk, his teachers, his wife, "walkers" in the bus boycott, news reporters, people assembled at the "I Have A Dream" speech, etc.,  Many parts for all!

The music used throughout is authentic American spiritual and gospel songs, arranged for unison or two-part singing.  The play is factually accurate, exciting and heart-gladdening, with special emphasis on non-violence.  It requires no sets or costumes, and is delightfully simple for a classroom teacher or music teacher to present.  

Grades:  3 - 9

Duration:  25 minutes

 

CD tracks:

1.   Introduction & Overture/My Country 'Tis of Thee

2.   Heaven is So High

3.  I'm Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing!

4.  This Train

5.  He's Got the Whole World in His Hand

6.  Bus Boycott Music Cue

7.  Do Lord, Remember Me

8.  Do Lord, Short Reprise

9.  The Old Ark's A-Moverin'

10.  Free at Last/Finale

11-21:  Accompaniment Tracks

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The Story of Jazz

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01 Daisy Bell - Ruth Roberts
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02 When the Saints Come Marching In - Ruth Roberts
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03 Music Cue - Ruth Roberts
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04 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - Ruth Roberts
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05 - 06 Motherless Child Reprise - Ruth Roberts
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07 Musical Cue - Ruth Roberts
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08 Musical Cue - Ruth Roberts
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Perfect for Black History Month, here is an excellent young people’s introduction to the history and the basic instruments of jazz as well as its colorful sound. The setting is a street in the City of New Orleans where Buddy Baker and his band are playing a swinging new kind of music – Jazz! The origins of jazz and its sound take theatrical form as a mother humming a lullaby, an old harmonica player improvising by ear, and children tapping sticks on an old pork barrel. Traditional tunes are mixed in with original “takes” on this quintessential American art form.

Grades 1-6 

Duration:  20 minutes 

CD tracks:

1.  Daisy Bell

2.  When the Saints Come Marching In

3.  Music Cue

4.  Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child

5-6.  Motherless Child Reprise

7-11.  Music Cues

12.  Take A Blue Note

13.  Duet

14 - 26:  Accompaniment Tracks

 

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09 Musical Cue - Ruth Roberts
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10 Musical Cue - Ruth Roberts
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11 Musical Cue - Ruth Roberts
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12 Take a Blue Note - Ruth Roberts
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13 Duet - Ruth Roberts
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GREAT SCOTT!  It's Ragtime!

Introduce your students to the great American composer, Scott Joplin, and to the syncopation of ragtime music with "Great Scott!  It's Ragtime!' 

 

Beginning with his childhood in Texarkana, where Joplin was born a slave, Joplin's story is one of perseverance and hard work during a time of great change in America.  Historically and musically intriguing, this musical requires no special scenery and has many parts for many students.

 

This rhythmic and fun music program has been featured at graduation festivities for its theme of how a person from humble beginnings can become an esteemed composer. Some of our schools have enhanced this 20 minute Ragtime play experience by inviting banjo players from their community at large to entertain the audience with some authentic, live – and lively – banjo music!

 

The book includes all dialogue, simple program notes, music and lyrics. Everything you need to put on your play!

Grades K thru 6

Duration:  20 minutes

CD Tracks

1.  Full Performance of Play

2.  Full Performance of Title Song

3.  Scott Joplin Music

4.  Georgia Camp Meeting

5.  Banjo Music

6.  Piano Practice

7-11:  Cues from "Maple Leaf Rag"

12.  Title Song:  "Great Scott"

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Listen to the entire play!

01 Full Performance of Play - Ruth Roberts
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02 Full Performance of Title Song - Ruth Roberts
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