Episode 22 of Tale Waves – our storytelling podcast for younger children – is called ‘Aria, The Operatic Nightingale‘, and is a tale full of musical, melodious magic.
It features a nightingale called ‘Diva’ who tells of the sad loss, and wonderful reunion with her beautiful daughter, ‘Aria’. The two of them now sing together all around the world.
“O Mio Babbino Caro” is composed by Giacomo Puccino, and is in the public domain. This particular recording was made exclusively for Sound Vault, played by Jonathan Covey, in St. Andrew’s Church, Farnham, Surrey. With thanks to Revd. David Uffindell for allowing us to use the piano.
“Ave Maria” D. 389, composed by Franz Schubert, performed by Bradley Chapman, via MusOpen, CC BY 3.0.
Rusalka, Op. 114 – ‘Song to the Moon’, composed by Antonin Dvorak, performed by Zaira Soria, via MusOpen, CC BY 3.0.
“Requiem Op. 48 – 7. In Paradisum”, composed by Gabriel Faure, performed by European Archive, via MusOpen, Public Domain.
“Ride of the Valkyries (Die Walkure) WWV 86B”, composed by Richard Wagner, performed by University of Chicago Orchestra, via MusOpen, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.
“Symphony No. 2 in Cm ‘Resurrection’ – V. Conclusion Quasi Allegro”, composed by Gustav Mahler, performed by European Archive, via MusOpen, Public Domain.