Song Library

Scroll down the page to view the following songs:

  1. Audience
  2. Conductor Of the Orchestra (coming soon)
  3. Eternally Free
  4. I Want More
  5. Life in Cratergate
  6. Light the Fuse
  7. Medley (light version)
  8. Oh, Jacques Offenbach!
  9. Ready for Music Time
  10. See Us In Space
  11. The Prince’s Song
  12. There’s a Cannon on Stage
  13. We are the Royal Orchestra

These songs can be used to perform a longer assembly. These songs have been taken from the ‘whole school concert’, which is available upon purchase of all year groups. 

1. Audience

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Manuscript download:

 

3. Eternally Free

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3. How Many Fingers Do You Have

Recording: Piano & Vocals:
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4. Make A Triangle There

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5. Mr. Composer, Please

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6. Music Adventure

Recording: Piano & Vocals:
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7. See Us In Space

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8. The Prince’s Song

Recording: Piano & Vocals:
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9. Time to Make A Beat

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10. Time to Make Loud Music

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11. Time to Make Soft Music

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12. Welcome to Class

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Year 4 long concert

The 5-Minute Assembly

Welcome to the Year 4, Short Assembly: The Short Assembly lasts a total of 5 minutes. The ’Voyage to the Moon’ music will be played after the Conductor has made his entrance, and the narrated story will be acted out to the music. The music will not stop for the duration of the assembly!

There are opportunities to sing, dance, play untuned instruments, speak and use all skills learned throughout the course to the music. Your class will have creative control to create costumes and scenes, choreograph dances (if you choose to do so).

You can choose to have real or cut-out instruments for the Orchestra to use. If you would like cut-outs, please check the bottom of the Short Assembly tab for downloadable links. The full script can also be downloaded from the bottom of the page.

 

Cast:

Narrator 1 Narrator 3 Prince Caprice Microscope Violinists (x3) Horn Player Flautists (x2)
Narrator 2 King Vlan Princess Fantasia The Conductor Cellists (x3) Oboists (x2) Party Guests

The Narrators will have to practice reading the narration to the music (both with the narrated version and without) so they get the timing perfect.

Voyage to the Moon

The curtain rises revealing a party at the royal palace in honour of Prince Caprice whose return from his travels is imminent. There are many party guests on the left side of the stage who are standing in small groups, gossiping, eating food and occasionally looking around in the hopes of catching the first glimpse of the prince. The orchestra sits on chairs in a semi-circle formation on the right of the stage. They are frozen, holding their instruments as though they are playing them.

Enter King Vlan (from right). The party guests turn to King Vlan and bow/curtesy.

King Vlan then gestures to offstage (right) and the guests applaud as the Conductor enters the stage. The conductor is holding a baton and he waves at both the audience and the guests as he bounces to his podium in front of the orchestra.


Enter Narrators 1, 2 and 3 behind the Conductor. They stand in the middle of the stage.

The Conductor turns to the the guests, smiles, then turns back to the Orchestra, flourishes his arms.

Music plays – The Conductor conducts a 3-beat rhythm to the music, as the whole orchestra begins to play. The party guests begin to dance to the beat of the music. The Narrators speak to the time of the music:

Music Only:

Music with Narration:

[VERSE 1]

Narrator 1: King Vlan is preparing a special event to mark the arrival of his son, Prince Caprice, who has been travelling. The finest court musicians play together in their orchestra [gesture to orchestra], as they await his arrival with anticipation. Some play their violins [violinists stand up] and some their cellos [cellists stand up].

Narrator 2: They stop and hold their breath [musicians pause and take a deep breath] as they see him slowly approaching the palace gates.

Enter Prince Caprice – he walks along the front of the audience, next to the stage. The musicians of the orchestra point at him and the party guests look on as he walks up to the stage entrance. He slowly continues walking closer and closer to King Vlan as Narrator 2 continues to speak.

Narrator 2: The King stands proudly [King Vlan puffs his chest out, looking haughty] holding out his crown [removes crown off his head and holds it away from his body] which he is waiting to hand over to his son.

Prince Caprice is now standing 2 meters away from the king.

Narrator 3: The Prince sees and startled, rushes forward [Prince Caprice looks startled as he sees the crown and rushes next to his father] just as the French horn [indicates to the French horn – horn player stands up] is about to begin his solo, and declares…

[CHORUS]

To the chorus music; the horn player pretends to play the horn along with the music, the cellists play bells softly to the beat of the cello harmony in the background, the prince sings and performs with actions:

Prince Caprice: [Singing with actions, to King Vlan who watches the prince in shock] Can you see? Up in Space twinkling stars are all over the place. Moonlight beams down on me. I will find a princess there – you’ll see.

Horn players sit down, cellists put down their bells.

[VERSE 2]

Violinists stand up as Verse 2 begins. They ‘play’ their violins to the beat of the music, matching the excited/anxious tone of the music on their faces as they play fast, adhering to the crescendo at the end of the music with their movements.

Narrator 1: Prince Caprice stops, takes a step back and tosses the crown aside!

[As the above line is spoken, King Vlan hands the crown to Prince Caprice who takes a step back and tosses the crown across the stage towards the party guests. The party guests are gasp in shock – one of them even faints]

Prince Caprice: [Shouting and horrified] I do not want to be king!

Narrator 2: He said, going a pale shade of white. The violins anxiously quicken their pace as they watch this exciting scene unfold.

Narrator 3: The king’s mouth falls open in shock – [King Vlan’s mouth falls open in shock]

Narrator 2: The courtiers and guests [pointing to each] are astounded to see the crown declined in such a way. It is handed back to his father – [Prince Caprice bends down, gets the crown and hands it back to his father].

Narrator 1: Saying he has no wish to govern a country  [Prince Caprice shakes his head exasperated],

Narrators 1, 2 and 3: He just wants to be free!

[CHORUS]

To the chorus music it’s now the French horn and the violins; the horn player stands up, pretends to play the horn along with the chorus music, the violinists play bells softly to the trills of the violin harmony in the background, the prince sings and performs with actions:

Prince Caprice: [Singing with actions, to King Vlan who watches the prince in shock] Can you see? Up in Space twinkling stars are all over the place. Moonlight beams down on me. I will find a princess there – you’ll see.

[VERSE 3]

NB: violinists, cellists, flautists and oboists will be playing VERSE 3. They will pretend to play these instruments (not using untuned instruments) to the beats of the music. They will each need to rehearse their parts – see lesson 9 lesson content, exercises 6 and 7. Musicians should match tone with their facial expressions.

The Party Guests should dance or move to the tone of the music. They can choreograph a dance during rehearsal times.

Narrator 1: The cellists, finding their voices, add a minor tone, as everyone watches in trepidation. At that moment he sees the Moon rising [Prince Caprice suddenly looks up to the sky in wonder] and this gives him his inspiration [Prince Caprice has a eureka moment]. He asks his father to help him get there.

Prince Caprice turns suddenly to King Vlan and pulls on the front of his robes, begging him for help. King Vlan looks shocked.

2 party guests exit the stage to go and get the canon.

Narrator 2: The prince, his father, and a companion [King Vlan rushes to the party guests and grabs Microscope] decide to travel to the Moon in a shell, fired from a cannon.

Microscope unfolds a large poster from his pocket which depicts a shell being fired from a canon.

Enter the 2 party guests with the canon – just peeks onstage so you can see the end of it. King Vlan, Prince Caprice and Microscope jump offstage (like they’re getting into the canon).

Narrator 2: The fuse is lit, and with a great BLAST and a [EVERYONE] BANG they are shot straight on up into the night sky.

The Party Guests all look up at the sky and applaud.

Narrator 3: The Orchestra on Earth are getting excited as they send they off on their journey. The oboes [oboists stand up] get ready for their ‘Bon Voyage’ solo.

Narrator 1: [Whispering] everyone is holding their breath.

Narrator 3: They purse their lips tightly together [oboists purses lips tightly together] ready to make their special sounds.

[FINAL CHORUS]

Party Guests: [Singing with actions] Can you see? There’s the Moon. Prince Caprice will reach there very soon. Adventure starts, as he sees Princess Fantasia [pointing at the back of the audience as Princess Fantasia enters], will be his queen!

Enter Princess Fantasia at the back of the audience. Walks through the audience and stands off-stage in front of the stage. She paces slowly back and forth, sometimes looking around and sometimes looking down during the final verse. She holds a flute (real or cut out), which she will pretend to play during the final part of the music when the flute plays.

[FINAL VERSE]

The party guests will dance slowly and smoothly during the final verse. The French horn will play the first part of the final verse – standing up and playing bells softly in time with the melody of the French horn. Prince Caprice, King Vlan and Microscope will enter from the back of the audience, swirling round and round as though they are hurling through Space. They approach the front (by the princess) as the narrator begins to speak.

Narrator 1: As their shell makes a smooth landing in Space [stop Prince Caprice, King Vlan and Microscope], and the lingering Orchestral sounds of the French horn can still be heard, the Prince locks eyes with the beautiful princess of the Moon [they lock eyes, Princecss Fantasia looks slightly disgusted and confused].

Princess Fantasia begins to ’play’ her flute.

Narrator 2: His heart sails with the fluttering tune of the flute, he decides, she will one day be his queen.

Prince Caprice, King Vlan and Microscope all bow to the princess. She walks offstage and they follow as the narrator says the final line:

Narrator 3: As the first part of our adventure comes to an end, the magical music of the flute floats away into the distance.

 

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