I looked up recently to find that, due to the generosity and notions of folly by some wonderful people like Paul Gagne and the great folks at Weston Woods Studio-- not to mention my late pal John Jennings who introduced us--I've a panoply of these giddy and somewhat garrulous works of (mostly) lighthearted music that served originally to underscore fabulous animated versions of award winning children's books for Scholastic.
Here are a handful and I shall post more as I come across them. The DVDs are all available, by the way, and they're each and all charming and profoundly educational fun!
WARNING: These pieces score action that is ever changing and active! It doesn't stay in one foot-tapping place for long. They can be exciting, though!
The scores are created and recorded lovingly and feature some deft and inspired playing by some pretty amazing musicians in the Washington, DC and Pioneer Valley, MA areas: Bruno Nasta, Chris Watling, Seth Kibel, Ralph Gordon, Jeffrey Holmes, Stephen Katz...to name but a few.
It's occasionally a hoot to play one while driving about on your errands. It will transfer the mundane world into a bouncy cartoon adventure, and you're the star! Try it--you'll see the world a wee bit differently!
Hey, all you characters...thanks!