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 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: 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: 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 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!!!

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE003

Episode 3 of Tale Waves is the story of ‘Scruffety Bear‘, read for us by Granny Goldilocks, pictured below.  This is a tale of sadness, rejection, love and friendship – so let’s wait and see what the ending is!

Each week’s character is introduced to us by Hetty TaleWaves – the creation of Farnham-based storyteller, Gilly Stweart.

Credit: Sound effects from www.freesfx.co.uk

Tale Waves with Gilly Stewart: TALE002

This second episode of Tale Waves, the children’s storytelling podcast, is ‘Naughty Neptune‘, told for listeners by the mermaid character Mesmarina.  It is a tale of selfishness, lack of respect and greed, but then finally, from a realisation that from these human weaknesses, strength, honour, happiness and goodness can shine through.

Sound effects credit: www.freesfx.co.uk

The World of Wonder with Noah Dann: WOW001

Welcome to the first episode of the World of Wonder, presented by 11 year old Noah Dann.  In each new episode, he will tackle an aspect of politics or new technology from a decidedly young perspective.

In this opening episode, he aims high and tackles Brexit.  He has secured interviews with local Surrey South West MP, Jeremy Hunt, and his opponent at the last General Election from the National Health Action Party, Dr Louise Irvine, who stood on a Progressive Alliance ticket.  They take opposing positions on the choice now facing us.

As well as speaking to the politicians, Noah collects ‘vox-pops’ from the people of Farnham, and reflects on what he has heard.  For more details on Noah and the show, click here.