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RON SURACE: Music

There Was Once Upon A Time

(RON SURACE)
November 13, 2015
composer, Ron Surace

"There was once upon a time" From the story "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi. Antonio (a carpenter) unsuspectedly sets to work on wood from his friend but finds that the wood laughed and cried like a child. And he sings this song.

This is one of thirteen songs from the "Pinocchio Suite" chamber opera by Ron Surace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was once upon a time a piece of wood, in my workshop. Now this here wood has come along at the right moment. It will just do to make the leg of a table, a little table. Now I need a sharp axe with which to remove the bark and surface. There was once upon a time a piece of wood in my workshop. Now this here wood has come along at the right moment. It will just do to make the leg of a table, a little table. Now I need a sharp axe with which to remover the bark and rough surface. (wood sings) -- Do not strike me so hard!