Selected Songs from Christopher Norton’s Micromusicals (Book 4 High Voice)
Micromusicals are short (from 30 minutes to an hour in length) curriculum-based musicals for school-age performers. Most have been written by Christopher Norton, the composer of the Microjazz series, but some have been either co-written with Wendy Edwards Beardall-Norton (Christopher Norton’s wife) or written entirely by her. The songs in this and subsequent volumes are from the Micromusicals series, which includes nearly 30 musicals. Apart from the fact that they are wonderfully attractive songs, the appeal of these Songs from the Micromusicals comes from their range of subject matter. Shakespearean musicals (with some words from Shakespeare himself) provide some of the words, alongside historical, mythological, meteorological and anthropological themes! Christmas, World War 2, Dia des Muertos… the range of reference is wide, but many performers will have come across the topics covered during their school studies. Good music that has a link to the school curriculum – welcome to the world of Micromusicals!