Flute Sweet and Tickletoon’s “Green Golly and Her Golden Flute” has created a delightful version of the story of Rapunzel filled with fun plot twists (ignoring potential rescuers/suitors), humorous bits (Who knew Rapunzel, aka “Green Golly”, had a temper?) and classical music highlights.
I love the way they naturally weave the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Gossec, Elgar, Bizet, Chopin and Copland into the story. All the music will be familiar to lovers of classical music, but this story goes a long way towards making classical music “novices” into lovers of classical music, too. If you are curious, you can listen to a few selections from the album.
I can see why “Green Golly and Her Golden Flute” won the 2011 Parents’ Choice Gold Award. “The Parents’ Choice Gold Awards are given to those books, toys, games, videos, software, magazines, audio recordings, and television programs that are judged as the highest quality, most appealing products in their genre. Criteria for judgments include the highest production standards, universal human values and a unique, individual quality that pushes the product a notch above others.”
I was also excited to find that there is an encore, “Green Golly and the Treasure of Light“.
Green Golly escapes the tower, goes “on tour” and discovers the “treasure of light” – a chest filled with dusty old scrolls of sheet music that when played (with heart) transport the player to holiday celebrations near and far.
Plus, there are several other delightful-sounding albums available for kids 2-18.
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