This is a musical tale based on Hans
Christian Andersen’s story.
The Prince would not like to marry anybody;
he wants to marry a true princess. A young woman comes to the castle on a
stormy evening; she’s covered in mud and soaked to the skin. As the Queen wants
to know if she is a true princess, she sets a trick up which consists on hiding
a pea under the bed of the Princess, because only a true princess is delicate enough
to feel it!
This tale is intended for 4-to-8-year old
children, as well as the other tales Nicole Berne set to music. The Princess
and the Pea can be either performed in concert version, in theatrical version
with children, or with puppets. Each song is preceded by a short instrumental
introduction so the piano accompaniment can be performed both in live or being previously
The Princess and the Pea – CD
The additional CD is essential for Nicole
Berne’s musical tale. It is performed by Éclats, Toulouse’s children choir
conducted by François Terrieux.
The CD includes a complete performance, a
melodic piano and instruments for a miming performance, and orchestra for a