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A Muskrat Lullaby
Composer Edward Barnes
Librettist (same)
Lyricist

Synopsis
A singing muskrat and his three singing friends, a bird, a spider and a toad, are sent to the swamp to practice their music. There, their singing attracts a hungry gang of alligators, who, while smacking their lips, invite the singing group to perform that night at their Alligator Ball. Flattered by the invitation, the muskrat and his friends unknowingly accept. But later that night, with the performance over, the Boss Alligator and his gang prove to have had other plans. As the alligators pause before lighting their bar-b-que, the singing quartet performs one last song; a lullaby. Eyelids droop and tongues wag weak, and soon all the alligators slump down in the mud fast asleep. And not a moment too soon, as the muskrat and his friends tip-toe away and make their escape for home.
Synopsis Compiled By Edward Barnes, composer

Subject Working as a group to solve a problem
Musical Style Contemporary Opera with "pop" music elements -farcical
Running Time 20 min.
Critical Evaluation

Type of Work Performed By School Performance Mainstage Performance
Opera
Musical
Adults
Children
Both Children and Adults
Either Children or Adults
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
4th - 5th Grade
6th - 8th Grade
9th - 12th Grade
All Audiences
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
4th - 5th Grade
6th - 8th Grade
9th - 12th Grade
All Audiences

Vocal Requirements Available
Adults Children
Soprano 1   
Alto    
Mezzo 1   
Tenor 1    
Baritone 1   
Bass 1   
Spoken    
Chorus   Alligator gang, Chorus/townspeople 
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Vocal Score
Orchestral Score
Orchestral Parts
Other Requirements
Instrumentation piano, electric keyboard, and perc; or piano and percussion optional Children's Percussion group plays with orchestra  
Dancers  
Costumes  
Other  

Commissioned By Los Angeles Music Center Opera
Year Composed 1989
First Performed By Los Angeles Music Center Opera
Date March, 1991
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Publisher MMB Music, Inc.
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