Please know this work cannot be misrepresented as Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead in any print or online listings. Lemony Snicket's name must be printed after that of the composer, and never before the title. Preferred listings are:
Nathaniel Stookey, The Composer is Dead, with text by Lemony Snicket
The Composer is Dead by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket
The Composer is Dead, music by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket
- 2(pic)2(ca)2(bcl)2(cbn)/4231/timp.3perc(Berlioz bells)/hp/str
- 30 min
- Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)
- English, French, German, Spanish
I hope I’m not giving away too much by saying that The Composer is Dead ends with a funeral march...Classical composers have always had a preoccupation with death, partly because we are human, like you, partly because we grapple with the mysteries of the universe, partly because death sells records and always has...Someday you'll be able to tell your grandchildren that you appreciated a living composer before that living composer became, like all composers, dead.
I have been asked if I might say a word or two about the text of The Composer Is Dead, and the one or two words are "Boo hoo." The story which, as far as I know, is absolutely true is so heartbreakingly glum that I cannot imagine that you will be able to listen to it without dabbing at your tears with a nearby handkerchief.
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*Mr. Stookey can narrate in English, French, or Spanish
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