Cautionary Tales for Children

Cautionary Tales for Children


three funny songs for tenor and piano (8')

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Vivid, vital, and prismatic...
— John Pitcher, Art Now Nashville

in three movements

Completed in January, 2012.

Commissioned by the Staunton Music Festival. World premiere of "Henry King" by Tony Boutté (tenor) and Zachary Wadsworth (piano) on August 26, 2011. World premiere of the entire cycle by Tony Boutté and Alan Johnson (piano) on March 22, 2012.

Text: by Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)


This recording is from the world premiere performance of the first song in the cycle, "Henry King," on August 26, 2011. Tony Boutté is singing, and Zachary Wadsworth is accompanying.