The Need To See

A Musical Fable for Children

Dan Welcher

Text by Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez & Dan Welcher
Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Chamber Ensemble
Instrumentation: Soprano Narrator, Flute and Piccolo, Bb Clarinet and Eb Alto Saxophone, Bb Trumpet, Violoncello, Percussion
Item Number: 161-00082
Number of Pages: 156
Text: Original story by Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez; Lyrics by Dan Welcher
Duration: 20:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

Commissioned for the Kingsville (TX) Independent School District and its thriving music department, Welcher has created "A Musical Fable for Children," based upon a story by Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez. A narrator tells the tale of two children on opposite sides of the border and the magical creatures who allowed them to see as the other sees. Welcher uses musical themes and instruments to help identify the characters for the audience. The musical play was performed at the Kingsville campus, as well as six other elementary schools in the district.

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Scores & Parts

The Need To See - Set of Parts
The Need To See - Score - Performance

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned in honor of the children of Kingsville Independent School District, Kingsville, Texas

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