composed 1993 / © 2011

a different spin on the tale of the tortoise and the hare



Song Details



Musical Form

  • A – A – B – A – Coda

Song Details

The well-loved fable is recounted in conversational style, with the two main characters cleverly revising the story line a bit. They decide to see what would happen if the hare takes a nap during the race, and they invite an audience of fans to watch, for a small fee! A lesson of some sort is learned… “and the rest is history!”

Performance options

could be performed by two soloists or chorus with two soloists; consider having two students dramatize the story as chorus sings

Suggested uses

  • folklore- or story-telling-themed concert