The Enchanted Bestiary Collection
While discussing with young children the sensations and emotions that music evokes, we quickly reached the conclusion that as a language, music is capable of evoking fear, joy, love, humor, sadness, and the entire emotional range that each of us can experience.
To illustrate our discussion, I called upon great composers such as Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, and Wagner, explaining to the children the concept of “leitmotif” or how a chord, a melody, or a rhythmic sequence can represent a place, a sensation, or a character.
Immersed in fairy tales, I proposed dedicating a musical theme to each of their characters, creating a kind of “carnival of fantastic animals.” Thus, “Tinker Bell” was born to evoke the fairy of the same name, followed by dancing “imps,” or a clumsy “dragon” taking flight, or even a “magical pumpkin” dreaming of going to the ball…
An improbable catalog of trolls and other magical creatures to be added to over time and desire, “The Enchanted Bestiary” was born.
The song of the siren
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