Catalogue No: DW001DAVAILABLE ONLY AS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD14 tracks available for downloadFor iTunes® Stores and MUSIC® in all territoriesclick this link: streaming from our® channel, or listen now on Spotify®:Since the late sixties, David Wood's musical plays for children have enjoyed success all over the world, from the Old Vic to Auckland, from Sadler's Wells to Stockholm. THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT WENT TO SEE... (co-written with Sheila Ruskin), THE GINGERBREAD MAN and THE PLOTTERS OF CABBAGE PATCH CORNER have become regular visitors to London's West End, and repertory theatres and amateur companies regularly perform these and many of his other plays. His long-standing association with the Swan Theatre, Worcester, and more recently the Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, has ensured the writing of at least one new show a year. And The Times drama critic, Irving Wardle, has dubbed him 'the national children's dramatist'.In 1979, David Wood and his partner John Gould formed Whirligig Theatre, which is now regarded as the leading national touring children's theatre, playing in major theatres throughout Great Britain.But you don't have to see the shows to enjoy the songs, which exist in their own right. So fourteen of them, from eleven different shows, have been recorded as THE DAVID WOOD SONGBOOK.Music and lyrics by DAVID WOODMusical arrangements and direction by CHRIS WALKERProduced by BOB BARRATT at EMI's ABBEY ROAD STUDIOSRecording engineer PETER R VINCE assisted by ALLAN ROUSEThe Allfarthing School Choir under the direction of PAT QUARMBYMICHELLE BARTLETT, NATASHA CARNEGIE, CAROLINE CARRARA, SALLY DEBRAUJOSHUA DOWNES, SARAH EASTLAND, DONNA ENDEAN, SARA GIL,MICHAEL GODFREY, NADINE HINDY, PAUL JACKSON, MICHELLE JUPP, NATALIE LAWRENCE,MANDY LIVETT, TAMSIN LOXLEY, SAMANTHA McINTOSH, ISHSHAH MARINKER,DAWN PAGE, DAVID PIPER, JOANNE RAGGETT, RICHARD SAUNDERS,CATHERINE SCOTT, SHARON, SIMMONDS, ADRIAN SINGH, ANDREW STEVENS,NICOLA WALSH, JASON WHITE, LISA WILLIAMS, STACEY WILLIAMS,SHARON WILSON, EMMA JANE WRIGHTBacking vocals: Joan Baxter, Leila Hart, Laura Lee, Tracy MillarLibrettos and vocal scores of all the David Wood plays are available from:Samuel French Ltd., 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5JR Tel: 020 7255 4300http://www.samuelfrench-london.co.ukE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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1. The Gingerbread Man (from The Gingerbread Man) 2. The Jumblies' Song (from The Owl and the Pussycat Went to See…) 3. Getting Ready for Christmas (from Mother Goose's Golden Christmas) 4. A Washing Machine (from Aladdin) 5. If Wishes Were Horses (from Old Mother Hubbard) 6. The Turkey's Song (from The Owl and the Pussycat Went to See…) 7. Old Father Time (from Old Father Time) 8. The Funky Monkey (from Cinderella) 9. When You're Feeling Worried (from Mother Goose's Golden Christmas) 10. Sitting Fishing (from The Ideal Gnome Expedition) 11. Grow (from There Was an Old Woman…) 12. Chocolate Children (from Nutcracker Sweet) 13. Till Today Becomes Tomorrow (from There Was an Old Woman) 14. If Only (from Babes in the Magic Wood)