Daniel Dorff: Stone Soup (An operatic fable) (Vocal score/Piano reduction)
Stone Soup (An operatic fable) (Vocal score/Piano reduction)
Instrumentation: Vegetable Lady (Soprano), Mayor (Alto), Soldier (Tenor), Butcher (Bass), 12 Townspeople (3xSATB), Non-singing Roles: 2 Girls, 2 Boys
Duration: 35min 0sec
Commissioned by the Young Audiences organization, Daniel Dorff's Stone Soup: An Operatic Fable in One Delicious Act is being published for the first time by Theodore Presser Company. This work has received well over a thousand school performances in its original piano version, as well as many full productions with orchestra. Using catchy tunes, humor, and a story about food, the message that "it takes all kinds of people to make up a happy town" is heard as a clear parallel to "it takes all kinds of food to make stone soup." Orchestra score available on custom print and parts available on rental.