“FANTASTIC! Perfectly pitched for the children. My class had a standing ovation and several parents were even crying!" A. Willis - teacher
DESCRIPTION: An easy-to-use, short children's musical, perfect for harvest, but equally suitable for any time of the year. 'The Little Black Cloud’ tells the story of a nice friendly cloud who just wants to share his lovely rain. To his surprise though, he finds that most people don’t seem to want it! He then meets a farmer whose crops are dying because of a drought. Can the Little Black Cloud save the harvest? Click 'Song Samples' tab for samples from every track. Click 'Script Details' tab for samples and more information.
MORE DETAILS: This simple performance is approximately 15 - 20 minutes in length and is very easy to learn and stage. As such it fits perfectly into any school harvest assembly or harvest festival church service. It contains six short songs, three of which are repeated several times over through the performance. There is also an optional hymn to finish off based on "The Canticle of The Sun" by St. Francis Of Assisi. The songs, which are beautifully sung by a very young child, are linked together by simple narrators' parts. All the backing music is included so there's no need for a pianist in school. This product also includes a time saving script, PowerPoint scenery, sheet music, songsheet and more.
“REALLY LOVELY - we've all ENJOYED it so much!" E. Savage - teacher
FREE LICENSING: Currently, no licence is required for this product. However, if you intend to use any part of the included songs / script to stage a performance for profit, then a licence fee will be due. Please visit our Performance Licence page to buy your licence now.
PRODUCT OPTIONS: Click the symbol on the left of each product option above to see what's included.
FAST DISPATCH: This product is in stock. We always aim to dispatch your order on the same day that we receive it. Please see the 'Delivery' tab for prices and delivery schedule.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD: Select one of the download options above and 'add to basket'. Complete the checkout and get everything you need instantly! You'll have immediate access to all the vocal & backing tracks (as MP3s) which you can burn to CD or transfer to a mobile device. Plus, you get scripts, ideas, song sheets, sheet music, etc... exactly the same material as if you'd ordered a hard copy by post. UK based schools can even use this system to order via invoice, and still get everything straight away. There's NO waiting for a link to be emailed. Download it all from this website now. PLEASE NOTE: The first download needs to be made to a computer. You can then transfer the material to your tablet / phone if required.
The Little Black Cloud - SONG SAMPLES
Unable to play the above samples? Please click here to go to an MP3 sample page.
SCRIPT SAMPLE: Click below for script sample. This PDF also contains cast list and other important information about this product.
AGE RANGE: Please note that this musical was originally written for and trialled successfully with year 2 and year 3 children (ages 6-8). This is reflected in the fact that all but one of the songs on the CD have been performed by a six-year-old child. However, it soon became apparent to us during its development, that this musical is simple and entertaining enough to be performed by the whole primary school. Indeed, since its first publication fifteen years ago it has now been successfully performed in hundreds of schools and churches around the world by children of all ages. Therefore, we are now advertising this product as being suitable for KS1 or KS2 (ages 5-11).
PARTS: Narrator/s, between four and ten main parts - four with optional solos. Please note, it's also possible to perform this musical with no actors, but with just a choir/group of children singing the songs / reading the narrators parts.
RUNNING TIME: If you stick exactly to the script then it should take around 20 minutes. But depending on how you choose to stage this performance, it can last for any length of time between 10 and 25 minutes. Suggestions for how to do this are included in the detailed 'Production Notes' which you find contained within the CD / download.
REHEARSAL TIME: We believe it’s possible to teach this musical to a group of children in just one day. Please note however that this is NOT a guarantee. Please listen to the songs and view the script before deciding how much rehearsal time your pupils will require.
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OVERSEAS (Non-UK) DELIVERY
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1) OVERSEAS PAYMENT OPTIONS: Please see the adjoining 'How To Buy' tab for various payment options.
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Deliveries will usually take 5-12 days to reach you depending on your location. However, this timescale is not guaranteed. Please note that at peak times of the year (November / December), or if you have ordered from a remote part of the world, then your order may take 2 to 4 weeks to reach you. For this reason we highly recommend that overseas customers consider buying downloadable products rather than physical products, which is always an instant way of receiving your purchase.
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NOT SURE WHICH OPTION TO CHOOSE? HERE'S OUR GUIDE TO WHAT'S WHAT.
1) Instant Download (All content same as CD, but get it NOW):
Select this option to simply download all you need immediately. You’ll have instant access to a folder containing everything you would find on the equivalent CD...
• MP3 music files (vocal tracks and backing tracks)
• Script - Editable and Printable
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc.
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords
• Full instructions
HOW IT WORKS: You’ll have immediate access to a download link via the ‘your account’ section on this website. Simply click on the link to download the product (Average size 50-90MB). If you are using a tablet or mobile device (e.g. ipad / phone), please ensure that the first download is made using a computer or laptop. You can then transfer the material to your mobile device if required.
2A) CD (All vocal & music tracks, scripts, ideas & more):
Select this option and we’ll dispatch an easy-to-use multipurpose CD, containing ALL that you need.
Please note there is no separate book. Simply print all you need from the environmentally friendly CD...
AUDIO - Place the CD in any audio CD player for:
• Vocal tracks sung by children
• Professional backing music tracks
CD ROM - Put the SAME disk in your computer for:
• Printable Script
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc.
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords
COMPATIBILITY: The CD ROM section is only compatible with Windows computers. If you have an Apple device, or a machine with no CD/DVD drive, then please purchase the 'Instant Download' version (+ £8 'Extra CD' if physical audio CD is required).
2B) Extra CD (Exact copy of full priced CD):
No need to buy two full priced products. Just buy one full priced CD or Download and then select this option to get another Multipurpose CD for just £8. Please note, unlike other companies, we DO allow customers to make ONE copy only of any of our full priced CD / download products. However, if you are unable to make copies or if you just want to save time, then select this option.
CONDITIONS APPLY: This option gives you an exact duplicate of the full priced CD, but is ONLY available for purchase at the same time as, or following the purchase of a full priced CD or download. Customers attempting to purchase this item who do not appear on our records to have also purchased the full priced product will have their order cancelled.
2C) Pack of 4 Rehearsal CDs (Vocal & music tracks only):
Each rehearsal CD contains vocal & music tracks only (I.e. no CD ROM section) on simple 'no-frills' CDs in a paper wallets. Only available in packs of four at £14 a pack. (If you require a large number of rehearsal CDs, please phone us for a quote as discounts are available for large orders).
CONDITIONS APPLY: This item is ONLY available for purchase at the same time as, or following the purchase of, a full price CD or download product. Customers attempting to purchase this item who do not appear on our records to have also purchased the full priced product will have their order cancelled.