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An American Celebration of Freedom
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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

Teacher's Kit contains:  

(1) Performance/Accompaniment CD

(1) Teacher's Book

(1) Student books 10-pak     



Teacher's Book                                            $19.95    

Performance/Accompaniment CD          $11.95    



Student books 10-pak                               $19.95    

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Intro & Overture / My Country 'Tis of Thee - Ruth Roberts
Heaven is So High - Ruth Roberts
I'm Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing! - Ruth Roberts
This Train - Ruth Roberts
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands - Ruth Roberts
Bus Boycott Music Cue - Ruth Roberts
Do Lord, Remember Me - Ruth Roberts
Do Lord Short Reprise - Ruth Roberts
The Old Ark's A-Moverin' - Ruth Roberts
Free at Last/Finale - Ruth Roberts

The Story of Jazz

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01 Daisy Bell - Ruth Roberts

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


Teacher Book                                        $15.95      

Student book 10/Pack                         $19.95.     


Performance/Accompaniment CD    $11.95       


02 When the Saints Come Marching In - Ruth Roberts
03 Music Cue - Ruth Roberts
04 Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - Ruth Roberts
05 - 06 Motherless Child Reprise - Ruth Roberts
07 Musical Cue - Ruth Roberts
08 Musical Cue - Ruth Roberts
09 Musical Cue - Ruth Roberts
10 Musical Cue - Ruth Roberts
11 Musical Cue - Ruth Roberts
12 Take a Blue Note - Ruth Roberts
13 Duet - Ruth Roberts

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"

Book and Performance/Accompaniment CD set        $19.95.    



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