Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 024

Episode 24 of Tale Waves – our storytelling podcast for younger children – is inspired by the Castle Street Flowers stall in Farnham – and is called Floria.

It is set in 1810, and is about an orphaned child who is forced to sleep under the flower stall at night.

Thank you to Carl and Katy for their help and inspiration in putting this story together.

Music Credits.

Estampes, L. 100 – 3. Jardins sous la pluie; Composer, Debussy; Performer, Howard Lam; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

2 Pieces for Small Orchestra – I. On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring; Composer, Delius; Performer, Jeff Manookian; via MusOpen, under CC BY-NC-ND 3.0;

Nocturne in B flat minor, Op. 9 no. 1;  Composer, Chopin; Performer, Olga Gurevich; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Composer, Dukas; Performer, European Archive; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

Symphony No. 5 in Cm, Op. 67 I. Allegro con brio; Composer, Beethoven; Performer, Davis High School Symphony Orchestra; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

Bagpipes Sound; Recorded by ‘hellcreature‘; via SoundBible, under CC BY-NC 3.0;

Asturias (Leyenda) from Suite Espanola Op. 47 (guitar arr.); Composer, Albeniz; Performer, Gordon Rowland; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

Swan Lake Op. 20 – Act I Intro; Composer, Tchaikovsky; Performer, European Archive; via MusOpen, in Public Domain;

The Nutcracker Suite – Act I, No. 8, Waltz of the Flowers; Composer, Tchaikovsky; Performer, European Archive; via MusOpen, in Public Domain.

Other sound effects from www.freesfx.co.uk with thanks.

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 023

Episode 23 of Tale Waves – our storytelling podcast for younger children – is called “Opticus Owl Raises The Mighty Vesselonius” – from Farnham storyteller, Gilly Stewart.

It also features two teddy bears (Frankie and Captain Weed), Snazzerjack (and the wicked Sleezels), and Aliberti Albatross, and takes place in the fictional Tinglebourne Valley, where only animals are allowed to live – although it may be inspired by a village not a million miles away from Farnham in Surrey – perhaps you can guess where this magical place is?

Captain Weed and Frankie.

Our story begins, with Frankie laying asleep in the ‘Uggle-Guggle‘…

Music Credits:

“La Mer”, [1] ‘De l’aube a midi sur la mer’; [2] ‘Jeux de vagues’; [3] ‘Dialogue du vent et de la mer’; Composer, Debussy; Performer, US Air Force Band; via MusOpen, in Public Domain.

“Siegfried, WWV 86C – Funeral March, Finale (band arr.)”; Composer, Wagner; Performer, United States Marine Band; via MusOpen, in Public Domain.

“Bagatelle no. 25 “Fur Elise” (WoO 59)”; Composer, Beethoven; Performer, Anonymous; via MusOpen, in Public Domain.

Other sounds, with thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk.

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 022

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.

Nostalgia time for our author, Gilly Stewart. As this old photo shows, Gilly was a talented opera singer when she was younger, and it continues to be one of her abiding passions, and provides the inspiration for this episode’s tale.
Gilly with her wonderful pianist, Jonathan Covey, who recorded a piece especially for today’s episode (see credit below).
Jonathan, on the piano at St Andrew’s Church, Farnham, Surrey, playing the piece for this episode.
With thanks to St Andrew’s Church, Farnham, Surrey, and Revd. David Uffindell – for allowing us use of their piano in recording this episode.

Music Credits:

“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 MusOpenCC 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.

‘Flower Duet’ from “Lakme”, composed by Leo Delibes, performed by Mosaica, via MusOpen, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

Other sound effects (where not created by the producer) – with thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk

 

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 021

Episode 21 of Tale Waves – our storytelling podcast for younger children – is a tale about A Doll’s House – plus a little girl called Olivia, and a mouse called Montford.

Olivia with the Doll’s House!

It is about a birthday, presents, dreams, fantasy, friendship, and kindness.  Look out for that mouse!

Music Credits:

“Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, Composer, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Performer, A Far Cry; Via IMSLP, under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

“Overture to the Marriage of Figaro” K.492, Composer, Mozart, Wofgang Amadeus; Performer, MusOpen Symphony; Via MusOpen, under  Public Domain.

“Symphony No. 6 in F Major ‘Pastoral’, Op. 68 – II. Andante molto mosso”, Composer, Beethoven; Performer, Skidmore College Orchestra; Via MusOpen, under Public Domain.

“Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27 no. 2”, Composer, Chopin; Performer, Frank Levy; via MusOpen, under Public Domain.

“Wiener Klange Im Walzertakt Mit Johann Strauss – I”, Composer, Johann Strauss; Performer, European Archive; via MusOpen, under Public Domain.

“Violin Concerto in E major, RV 269 ‘Spring’ – I. Allegro”, Composer, Vivaldi; Performer, John Harrison; via MusOpen, under CC BY-SA 3.0.

Sound Effects:

“Woodland Birdsong 3 – Cuckoo”, by mike_stranks, via Freesound, under CC BY-NC 3.0.

Others thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 020

Episode 20 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for younger children – is a story entitled “Sky Dancers“, and is told to our regular host Hetty by somebody called Starday Nite, once known as Alexander.

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. Photo in Public Domain.

To mark the fact, Hetty has travelled all the way to the fictional, windswept location of Nordland, to capture the tale for her regular listeners – and to see the beautiful Northern Lights, dancing across the sky in all their beauty for herself.

All the names, characters locations, and incidents featured in this and all other stories featured in episodes of Tale Waves are from the imagination of Gilly Stewart, and are completely fictitious.  No identification with actual persons (living or deceased), or places is intended, or should be inferred.

Music Credits:

The Planets, Op. 32, II Venus, The Bringer of Peace, Composer, Gustav Holst, Performer, USAF Heritage of America Band, from MusOpen, Public Domain.

Siegfried Idyll, WMV 103, Composer, Richard Wagner, Performer, Steve’s Bedroom Band, from MusOpen, CC BY 3.0.

Prince Igor, Polovtsian Dances, Composer, Alexander Borodin, Performer, Davis High School Symphony Orchestra, from MusOpen, Public Domain.

Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16 – I – Allegro molto moderato, Composer, Edward Grieg, Performer, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, from MusOpen, CC BY-NC-ND 3.0.

Meditation (Act III), Composer, Jules Massenet, Performers, Nicola Benedetti (violin) & Julien Quentin (piano), from IMSLP, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 .

All other sound effects thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 019

Episode 19 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for younger children – is a story called The Icicle Fairy Fountain, full of enchantment, adventure, naughty behaviour, wickedness, happiness, friendship, love, beautiful music, and lots of magical fairies who live on, and in an icicle fountain – but when the icicles melt, they disappear, as if they were never there!

The story is told in the studio by Daphne Crumble – the housekeeper to one of the main characters in the tale, Lily Lavender.

Special thanks to The Bush Hotel, Farnham (Surrey), for their help in providing inspiration for this story.

Music credits.

Fantaisie – Impromptu, Op. 66, Composer, Frederic Chopin, Performer, Frank Levy, from MusOpen, under Public Domain 1.0

Four Seasons, Op. 8, Violin Concerto in F Minor, RV 297, ‘Winter’ – II, Largo, Composer,  Antonio Vivaldi, Performer, John Harrison, from MusOpen, under CC BY-SA 3.0

The Nutcracker (suite), Op. 71a, Act II, No. 12, Pas de Deux, Composed by Tchaikovsky, performed by European Archive, from MusOpen, under Public Domain 1.0

Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, Op. 46, III, Anitra’s Dance, Composed by Edward Grieg, Performed by Musopen Sympony, from MusOpen, under Public Domain 1.0

All other sound effects c/o www.freesfx.co.uk with thanks.

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE018

Episode 18 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for younger children – is a story featuring a time-travelling King, set in Farnham, Surrey.  It is entitled Meeting Charlie.

King Charles I – By follower of Anthony van Dyck – she-philosopher.com(original upload)Sothebys 2012 (higher resolution upload), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3852590

It is based on the true story of when King Charles I stayed overnight in Vernon House, in West Street, Farnham, en route to his execution in 1648.

King Charles’ royal finery, which he shared with Rose and Stanley.

In our story, when brother and sister Stanley and Rose visit Farnham’s library, adjacent to Vernon House, they are taken through a time vortex when they decide to go exploring, and end up meeting King Charles I.

King Charles’ white feather survived the time travel – but the gift of a ring did not.

While they introduce him to hip-hop music and they all enjoy a good dance together, the King introduces them to some of his finery – and leaves them with a white feather, and a poem through which they can remember their trip through the centuries.

Music credits:

“O Magnum Mysterium”, Composer, William Byrd, Performer, Ensemble Morales, via MusOpen, under CC BY 3.0

“Greensleeves”, Credit, Michel Rondeau, via IMSLP, under CC BY 3.0

“Breakin’ and Enterin'”, by ‘jonas the plugexpert‘, via FreeMusicArchive, under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

“Symphony No.2 in Cm, V Conclusion”, Composer, Gustav Mahler, Performer, European Archive, via MusOpen, under Public Domain.

“Intermezzo, Cavalleria Rusticana”, Composer, Pietro Mascagni, Performer, Harid Conservatory Philharmonia, via IMSLP, under Creative Commons-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0

All other sound effects thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk – with thanks.

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE017

Episode 17 of Tale Waves – the children’s storytelling podcast for younger children – is a story called Foo-Fow’s Funky Factory, set in Pom-Pom Land, and featuring Percy, the Sea Serpent.

The entrance to Pom-Pom Land…

The story is one about hardworking La-Las, a crazy factory, beauty, friendship, love and hope for the redemption of humankind.  Listen out for plenty of graceful swans in this tale.

Foo-Fow – owner of the funky factory. (played, as ever by Gilly Stewart).

Music credits:

Swan Lake (Op.20 – Act 1 Intro), Composer, Tchaikovsky, Performer, European Archive, via MusOpen (in Public Domain)

The Carnival of the Animals (XIII The Swan), Composer, Camille Saint-Saens, Performer, Seattle Youth Symphony, via MusOpen, (through Creative Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Carmen (Entr’acte, Act III), Composer, Georges Bizet, Performer, European Archive, via MusOpen (in Public Domain)

All other sound effects thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk – with thanks.

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE016

Episode 16 of Tale Waves from the mind of Gilly Stewart is a story called Tree Runners – a wonderful story of fantasy, unknown beings and enchantment, told to regular host Hetty Tale Waves by our guest storyteller, Daisy Serkel.

Tale Waves creator meets fan ‘Mini Star Lily Unicorn’ as they sit in on the recording of this episode of the podcast.

The story is set in a fantasy forest deep within the Sprinklebourne Valley, where you can find the two tallest trees in the world – and many fantastical characters.

Credits:

Music:

Clair de Lune, composed by Claude-Achille Debussy, performed by PMG Projects, and available under Creative Commons/Public Domain.

Prelude a l’Apres Midi d’un Faune, composed by Claude-Achille Debussy, performed by Columbia University Orchestra, available from MusOpen (via CC PD 1.0).

La Boheme (Aria: Che Gelida Manina, Act1, No. 6), composed by Giacomo Puccini, performed by Jacques Potter, available via MusOpen (via CC BY-NC-ND 3.0).

Bullets and Bayonets, composed by John Philip Sousa, performed by the United States Marine Band, available via MusOpen (via CC PD 1.0)

La Mer (De l’Aube a Midi Sur la Mer), composed by Claude Debussy, performed by US Air Force Band, available from MusOpen (via CC PD 1.0).

Sound Effects:

Hunting horn: thanks to Benboncan via Freesound (under CC NY 3.0).

Yawning sound (male): thanks to Fortyseven203 via Freesound (under CC0 1.0)

All other sound effects thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk.

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE015

Episode 15 of Tale Waves is the story of Custard Duckling, as told to regular podcast presenter Hetty Tale Waves by fictional painter, Branston Bristlebrush.

Custard Duckling – as imagined by Gilly Stewart.

It is the tale of an amazing experience, when what was staring out at the artist from the easel, literally flew out from the page to create a quite magical experience.

Music credits:

“The Carnival of the Animals – VII – Aquarium,” Composed by Camille Saint-Saens, Performed by the Seattle Youth Symphony, via CC BY-SA 3.0 from MusOpen.

“Gymnopedie No. 1,” Composed by Erik Satie, Performed by Edward Rosser, via Public Domain Mark 1.0 from MusOpen.

“Preludes, Op.28 – No. 15 Raindrop,” Composed by Frederic Chopin, Performed by Jeanette Fang, via Public Domain Mark 1.0 from MusOpen.

All other sound effects from www.freesfx.co.uk with thanks.

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE014

Episode 14 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for younger children – is the tale of ‘Hank The Plank‘.

Gilly Stewart’s podcast presenting creation, Hetty Tale Waves welcomes Sky McDonald into the studio to share a tale of bravery, fear, hope, and finally friendship for life, based in the Canadian Rocky Mountains with their breathtaking scenery.

Music credits:

Pavane, Op. 50 (flute ensemble arr.), composed by Gabriel Faure, performed by Steven David Tung, available by through CC BY-NC 3.0, via MusOpen.

Piano Concerto No.2 in C Minor, Op. 18 – III. Allegro Scherzando, composed by Rachmaninoff, available by Public Domain Mark 1.0, via MusOpen.

Enigma Variations, Op. 36 – Theme (Andante), composed by Edward Elgar, performed by Skidmore College Orchestra, available by Public Domain Mark 1.0, via MusOpen.

All other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk, with thanks.

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 013

Episode 13 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for younger children – is a story called “The Snow Sprite“.

Especially created to fill the gap between Christmas and New Year, this special story for the holidays is told to our regular host, Hetty Tale Waves, by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and features a trip to the moon in the company of the Snow Sprite.

Tale Waves creator, Gilly Stewart – and everyone at Sound Vault hopes you had a Happy Christmas, and looks forward to a wonderful New Year.

Sound credits:

Tales from the Vienna Woods“, Op. 325, Composed by Johan Strauss Jr. Performer: European Archive. Via Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0)  From MusOpen.

Sleigh Ride“, Composed by Leroy Anderson. Performer: Markus Staab. Via Creative Commons (CC BY 3.0). From MusOpen.

Hallelujah” from The Messiah, HMV 56. Composer: George Friedrich Handel. Performer: Orchestra Gli Armonici. Via Creative Commons (Public Domain Mark 1.0). From MusOpen.

All other sound effects from www.freesfx.co.uk.  All used with thanks.

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 012

Episode 12 of Tale Waves – Sound Vault’s storytelling podcast for younger children – is a pre-Christmas tale called ‘The Little Snowflake‘.

The story is told for listeners by Mother Christmas.

As well as the story, there is a poem by Gilly Stewart, especially for this time of year, entitled “Waverley Abbey Winter Thoughts“.

Gilly and the team behind Tale Wave want to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas, and every best wish for a Happy New Year.  We will be back for one further story before the end of the year.

Sound effects credits:-

Carol of the Bells: Composed by Mykola Leontovych, performed by Michel Rondeau, made available under Creative Commons Public Domain 1.0 via MusOpen.

Silent Night: Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber, performed by Elizabeth Spencer, Harry Anthony & James F. Harrison, made available under Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 via MusOpen.

Concerto Grosso no.8, HMV 326 – III. Andante allegro: Composed by George Friedrich Handel, performed from the European Archive, made available under Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0  via MusOpen.

All other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk – all with thanks!

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 011

Episode 11 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for younger children – is a story called ‘Snow Robin‘, as we all start to get ready for Christmas.

With thanks to Bowleys Fine Shoes, Farnham for use of their window display!

It is told by one of Father Christmas’ elves, Twinkle Toes – and as ever, is all the creation of Farnham storyteller, Gilly Stewart.

Music credit: “Joy To The World” (For 2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones), performed by Michel Rondeau; CC BY 3.0 via https://musopen.org/music/3828/lowell-mason/joy-to-the-world/

Music credit: “Deck the Halls” (brass arrangement), performed by Michel Rondeau; CC BY 3.0 via https://musopen.org/music/2667/michel-rondeau/deck-the-halls-brass-arr/

Sound effects credits: all other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk with thanks.

Tale Waves with Gily Stewart: TALE010

Episode 10 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for young children – is a tale called “The Amazing Watchamacalit

It is a story told by a fairy called Frinkle, about a day spent in The Flickering Forest with some of her woodland friends, which changed their lives, and helped them to become kinder and more thoughtful creatures.

It’s Watchamacalit – but what is it?

The forest is full of mystery and wonder, so try to imagine this, as you listen to the tale told by Frinkle, aka Farnham storyteller Gilly Stewart.

Music credit: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F. Major (Pastoral Symphony), Op.68 – I Allegro non troppo, performed by the Skidmore College Orchestra. Available under Creative Commons. Public Domian Mark 1.0. Via https://musopen.org/music/111/ludwig-van-beethoven/symphony-no-6-in-f-pastoral-op-68/

Sound effects credit: All other sounds via www.freesfx.co.uk with thanks.

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 009

Episode 9 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for young children – is a tale called ‘Starbright‘.

Regular host ‘Hetty Talewaves‘ introduces guest reader ‘Lucy Rockett‘ who tells the story of Starbright – the brightest star who has ever been – who learns that beauty isn’t everything.

We whizz across the Universe, meeting stars, spotting constellations, and all with the help of a comet called Bernard.

All of the stories on Tale Waves are fictional creations by Farnham based storyteller, Gilly Stewart.

Music Credit: The Planets, Op.32, Gustav Holst, (I. Mars, the Bringer of War) and (IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jolity). Both by Skidmore College Orchestra, under Creative Commons Licence Public Domain Mark 1.0, via https://musopen.org/music/223/gustav-holst/the-planets-op-32/

Sound Effects Credit: All other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 008

Episode 8 of Tale Waves – the storytelling podcast for children – is a tale called “Shiver Me Timbers“.

Pirate Revolting Ruth aka Gilly Stewart.

The tale sees a motley crew of pirate characters set sail on the high seas, searching for treasure.  In the end, we learn that goodness and honesty rises above wickedness and greed.  It also tells of love and friendship, which in the end, is worth fighting, and hoping for.

Credit: Music – “College Hornpipe” – by Kildwyke (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Credit: Music – “A Sea Shanty” by Chad Andersong, [CC BY 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)] via https://soundcloud.com/chandersongs/the-sea-shanty

Credit: All other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk

With thanks!

 

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 007

Episode 7 of Tale Waves is The Bird of Fire – a story of friendship, respect, fantasy, and finally the ultimate love between two young people.

Bird of Fire, aka Gilly Stewart.

The story, already a firm favourite among children who have heard the story at Farnham Library, is set in China, and is told by Princess Lin-Tang.

Credit:  Sound effects thanks to www.freesfx.co.uk

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE006

Episode 6 of Tale Waves – the children’s storytelling podcast – is the story of “The Amazing Journey of Axel Greese, Hammerix, and Guron The Sea Creature” – as told by Odin, the great mythical god.

Gilly Stewart aka Odin.

All of our Tale Waves stories are complete works of fiction – original pieces from inside the creative mind of Gilly Stewart, pictured here dressed as Odin!

Credits:

Opening music: Der fliegende Hollander, WWV 63 – Overture (The Flying Dutchman) by Richard Wagner.  University of Chicago Orchestra.  Via https://musopen.org/music/2567/richard-wagner/der-fliegende-hollander-wwv-63/ Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Second piece: 25 Norwegian Folk Songs and Dances, Op. 17 – 1. Spring Dance – Spring Laat (For Recorder Ensemble – Papalin) Via https://musopen.org/music/3566/edvard-grieg/25-norwegian-folk-songs-and-dances-op-17/ Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Other sound effects via www.freesfx.co.uk.

All used with thanks.

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE 005

Episode 5 of Tale Waves – the children’s storytelling podcast – is called The Brave Mweni.  Set in Africa under the heat of the burning sun, it is a tale of courage, honour, love and finally success, through the strength and goodness of an honest heart.

Gilly Stewart scribbles the finishing touches to this week’s episode of Tale Waves.

In the story, a young girl called Mweni journeys to find water for her family and home village, facing dangers along the way,

Credit: All sound effects c/o www.freesfx.co.uk

Gilly begins recording this week’s story, The Brave Mweni, assisted by producer Paul.
Gilly takes a break in recording for a sip of her secret recipe which keeps her voice clear – a blend of olive oil and honey!!!