A CD with vocal tracks for listening to & learning, plus backing tracks for dances & performances, is user-friendly for all teachers & pupils! Musical styles include rock, lullaby, Eastern, folk, calypso & gospel.
Ages: 7 to 11, Duration: 40 to 50 minutes
This amusing musical, based on the traditional song, 'The Friendly Beasts', tells the Nativity story from the viewpoint of birds and animals who, according to themselves, played vital parts at the first Christmas. The Donkey carried Mary to Bethlehem, the Ox welcomed her and Joseph into its stable, the Sheep kept Baby Jesus warm, while the Doves cooed him to sleep. Each group of animals have their special song and dance, in a rich variety of musical styles.
The importance of cooperation and kindness is portrayed by these endearing creatures - an important lesson for everone at Christmas!
Solo speaking & Group singing: 20 to 40
(* = Solo singing)
Animals: Doves, Cockerel, Birds, Owls, Donkey, Cat*, Dog*, Ox*, Sheep, Camels
Nativity: Angel Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, Three Wise Men
Flexible choruses: Birds, Street Animals, Stable Animals, Sheep, Angels
Christmas; Life over 2000 years ago; Religious Studies, Friendship, Well-being
Review: We loved the songs, especially the Cat and Dog - 'Did you make a Reservation?'
Josh Simmons, New South Wales, Australia
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