Bedtime Stories (beyond the window) by P. Brent Register is a 6-movement work for soprano voice, flute, oboe, cello, and piano. Total duration approximately 23 minutes.
In 2018, Bedtime Stories won the "National Flute Association Newly Published Music Competition".
The text, adapted by Pam Chillemi-Yeager, is based on childrens' fairy tales/fables. Short excerpts from each movement include:
The Pea Speaks
Beneath the moon, so lush and full
A fevered yearning lay.
A prince alone, a palace grand
Seeking his heart's mate.
A princess bride to rule with him,
welcome arms at battles end.
Tender heart and face so sweet,
a bride, a mate and friend
spun with magic
Tiniest cherub, empty arms filled
Cherished child, see how she grows
No bigger than a thumb
The Spider and the Fly
Please come into my parlor, said the spider to the fly
Pretty teasing words tumbling from the sky
Straw to gold the story told
An impish fiend and a trembling maiden
Spinning riches, spinning glory
The Well Speaks (Frau Holle)
Ancient stones covered with lichen
cool sweet water fills my walls
Little Suck-a-Thumb (Burlesque)
A mother's love has many faces
Like a rainbow or a peacock's feathers
Textures and tastes, sweet and bitter
Teaching. Guiding. Loving care.
Item JP5130 includes individual parts for flute, oboe, cello, soprano (full score), and piano. A full score for individual reference or for a conductor, if desired, is available as a separate purchase. An extra score score is available (JP5131
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