Stone Soup

An Operatic Fable In One Delicious Act

Daniel Dorff

Libretto by Frank McQuilkin
Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
Performing Ensemble: Voice with Piano
Item Number: 411-41126
Number of Pages: 80
Text: Libretto by Frank Mc Quilkin, Extra verses by Daniel Dorff
Duration: 35:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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Commissioned by the Young Audiences organization, Daniel Dorff's Stone Soup: An Operatic Fable in One Delicious Act is being published for the first time by Theodore Presser Company. This work has received well over a thousand school performances in its original piano version, as well as many full productions with orchestra. Using catchy tunes, humor, and a story about food, the message that "it takes all kinds of people to make up a happy town" is heard as a clear parallel to "it takes all kinds of food to make stone soup." Orchestra score available on custom print and parts available on rental. Dur.: 35'

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Additional Information

Commission Young Audiences of Greater Philadelphia for in-school Opera Workshop repertory
Librettist McQuilkin, Frank


I. Overture
II. Soldier's Scene
III. Soldier's Song
IV. All Kinds of People
V. Jobs Trio
VI. Magic Scene
VII. Stone Soup Song
VIII. Magic Interlude
IX. Street Cry
X. Food Fight Duet
XI. Good Smell Song
XII. Magic Words (reprise)
XIII. Finale