Hey there, Kids Commuters, and welcome to Day Four of MONSTER Week on IPR's Kids Commute!
This week, we're enjoying music for monsters, from movies to myths!
This week's theme is in honor of our first-ever Kids Commute Live! concert, coming up Saturday, October 18th. Join us for a fun, eerie, informative concert with the Interlochen Arts Academy Band, with lots of extra special Interlochen guests. Our finale will be an interactive performance of Eric Whitacre's "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas." Tune in all week for a chance to win tickets to the concert. Winning kids are invited to a pre-concert party at the Interlochen Public Radio station!
Today, we'll hear music for a dragon - just the worst dragon - in music from English composer Wolseley Charles. He was mostly known for writing little comic monologues, like, "Sam, Pick Oop the Musket," (all about a soldier refusing to pick up his musket after his sergeant accidentally knocks it off his shoulder).
In this case, we'll hear a funny story about "The Green-Eyed Dragon" - a very rude fellow with thirteen tails who camps out on the front porch of a Princess and proceeds to eat...terrible things.
"The Green-Eyed Dragon"
John Aler, tenor, with Grant Gershon, piano
Here's today's Kids Commute: