Aesop's Fables 2: The Raven and the Fox For Four-Part Chorus of Mixed Voices and Piano Accompaniment
. G. Schirmer . NY/London ,
M1552.S65 A37 1979 no. 2 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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This is an unstapled pamphlet of 12 pages, all but 1-2 presenting a musical score. The libretto for this operette, one of ten that make up the Aesop's Fables series, is a combination of L'Estrange's text and Smith's own. One finds very little narration here and plenty of good dialogue. As in some of the best drama, the key acts have no words accompanying them; one deduces them here from the responses and reactions to them. So far I have been lucky enough to find four of the ten. The original price for each pamphlet was $.75. Inflation has not been too bad! I would love to hear these works performed.