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: 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 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 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.