Hansel and Gretel
Score and Parts
Publisher: Caliendo World Music Publishing Inc.
Instrumentation: Flute and Harp
Movement 1-2:19–Larghetto-Two Children and an Evil Stepmother. Very little to eat, a wife and husband worry over lack of food to feed themselves and their children. Movement 2-2:45–The Plan to Abandon the Children. The wife tells her husband of a plan-to take the children into the forest, make them a fire, give them each some bread and abondon them. Movement 3-3:11–Moderato-Lost in the Woods and the House Made of Gingerbread. And so they set off together to collect wood. They lie down by the fire to rest. When they awake their parents have gone so they decide to wait for the moon to easily find their way home. Instead they follow a snowy white bird and discover a house roofed with cakes. Movement 4-2:54–Adagio-Lure, Disguise and Awful Intentions. An aged woman comes out of the cottage leaning on a cane and leads them into the house. Thinking of the feast she shall have, she locks up Hansel into a stable and demands Gretel to cook comething to fatten him up…etc. Movement 5-3:14 Andante-Escape and Happily Ever After. Gretel pushes the witch into the oven! Oh, how frightfully she howls! She runs straight to Hansel telling him, “We are free! The old witch is dead!” They rejoice…etc.