'Notes Alive!' Series Blends Stories, Animation and Music
Byline: Jeff Tuckman
The video series "Notes Alive!" was created to bring music, literature and art to children in a way that is both fun and educational. Popular children's stories are brought to life on video with animation, live action and orchestral music performed by the Minnesota Orchestra. "On The Day You Were Born" and "The Nutcracker" are the titles now available.
"On The Day You Were Born" is based on Debra Frasier's award-winning children's book of the same name, which has sold more than 800,000 copies and received the prestigious Parents' Choice Gold Award.
The video received the American Library Association's Andrew Carnegie Medal for "Best Children's Video of the Year," an award that is issued to only one video each year.
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"On the Day You were Born" (Minnesota Orchestra Visual Entertainment, 30 minutes, for ages 3 and up, $19.95)
Original music by composer Steve Heitzeg brings us across our round planet as a child arrives. This colorful, yet gentle score carries the story directly to the heart with that special magic belonging to great music.
Debra Frasier reads from her book. The energetic Bill Eddins not only conducts this musical adventure, but also takes us from the coast of Florida to a Minnesota farm, showing how the author-illustrator and the composer came to create this work.
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