Hansel and Gretel Choral Suite II
Sandman and Evening Prayer / We Praise and Thank You / Evening Prayer Reprise
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Item #: G-9928
Eng. tr. Constance Bache, 1846–1903; adapt. and additional text Doreen Rao
Taken from a collection of medieval folktales, the Hansel and Gretel libretto was based on an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. The story features two quick-witted and capable children—a brother and sister who face many difficult times, including hunger and abandonment. Looking for food to eat, the children get lost in the forest and wake up only to meet more danger in disguise. In the happy ending, Hansel and Gretel are found in the forest by their parents. All together, they sing thanks and praise, expressing joy and gratitude for their good fortune. The ancient story of Hansel and Gretel is a fairy tale with true relevance in the world today.
Children and Youth, Choral Vocal
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