Welcome to the final episode of Puppet Week on Kids Commute from Interlochen Public Radio. All week long, we’ve highlighted music composed for puppets. We’ve heard music composed by Bohuslav Martinu, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, and Charles Gounod. And we’ll reveal the answer to this week’s Kids Commute Quizlet. If you got the answer right, we’ll send you a Kids Commute Prize Pack!
Since it’s Friday, we’re going to play some really fun music that was written for a pretty famous Disney animated movie. The title of today’s musical selection is also a dead giveaway for the answer to the Kids Commute Quizlet. Who is the puppet most famous for telling lies? It’s name means “made of pine”, it has a cricket for a friend, and its nose grows when it lies. It’s Pinocchio! In today’s show, we’ll give you a few facts about American composer, Leigh Harline, before we listen to a medley of music that he wrote for the movie soundtrack. We hope you’ve enjoyed Puppet Week on Kids Commute - classical music appreciation for kids from Interlochen Public Radio!
Composer: Leigh Harline
Performers: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir
As promised - for a link to a .pdf of the original "The Adventures of Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi - click here!