La Fontaine and Le Gaucher
Here is a 50-minute compact disc featuring sixteen fables musically rendered. Fourteen are in French, with one Italian version of OF and one English version of GA. Guitars, pianos, accordion, trombone, saxophone, flute, counterbass, and percussion all contribute. Pierrejean Gaucher did the composition and arrangements of the music. A few bars of taps for the exploded frog in the Italian version of OF is a nice touch! FC and WC have multiple parts. TMCM is wonderfully frantic music, well matched to the lively colored cartoon work! Overall, the disc shows a strong integration of poetry and music.