Book ‘n Song: “Big Pumpkin”

I hope you had a wonderful Halloween last week! We sure enjoyed celebrating with the children at Early Beginnings Academy.

We started off the week with a Book ‘n Song: “Nightsong,” a beautiful story about a bat going off into the world to find his way (watch the video to see!) If you would like the musical “score” I composed to go along with this story, jump on my list. I will be sending it out to all my subscribers very soon!

Later in the week, the staff and I shared another special treat with the children: a dramatic performance of the story “Big Pumpkin” by Erica Silverman. This story is a classic!

I composed the musical “score” for this by reading through the story and trying to mimic what was happening in the storyline musically (kind of what we do in our music therapy sessions, right?)

Each character has their own theme. Watch and see (and listen!)

This was SO much fun to put together and the children were totally and completely engaged.

I would love to hear from you. What books could YOU add a musical accompaniment to? Leave a comment below…

Comments (5)

  • Cynthia Schneider

    Hi! I came across this website while searching for piano background music for the Big Pumpkin play. I’m wondering if you had any music written down? I’m not good…like at all…at improvising but I can read music! Just wondering if you have anything that could help??

    • Amy

      Hi Cynthia! I’m so sorry for the delay in responding to you! I don’t have music for Big Pumpkin actually written out. I just sketched out some basic ideas and improvised from there. 🙂



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