Aesop's fables
for narrator and full orchestra

Composition Date: 2010
Genre: Solo Voice, With Full Orchestra


Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 2 x Flute
  • 2 x Oboe
  • 2 x Clarinet
  • 2 x Bassoon
  • 2 x Horn
  • 1 x Trumpet
  • 1 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
  • 1 x Timpani
  • 2 x Percussion
  • 1 x Narrator/Actor
  • 1 x Unspecified bowed strings
Instrumentation Set Number 2:
  • 1 x Narrator/Actor
  • 1 x Full orchestra
Programme Note:
What do a Dove and an Ant, a Lion and a Mouse, and a Fox and a Crow all have in common? They are all characters from Aesop’s fables who learn valuable lessons about life and discover that it is much better to help one another and to live in harmony. Of Aesop’s many great fables, three were chosen and each provided a perfect opportunity for the creation of really descriptive orchestral music. These three works are a great addition to your symphony orchestra’s programming for children!


  • Call Number:
  • MV 1400 G478ae
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Full Orchestra
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • April 26, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (117 p.) ;
    117 Pages
    Height: 35.3 cm
    Parts page count: 191
    16 parts ((191) p.) :
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • 2x fl/ob/cl/bsn, 2x FH/tpt/trb, tuba, timpani, percussion 1/2, 8/8/6/6/4, Narrator
    The Dove and the Ant
    The Fox and the Crow
    The Lion and the Mouse
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