“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 ASSEMBLIES OR HARVEST FESTIVALS, 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?
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 beutifully 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, OHP masters and MORE. Script Sample Here
“REALLY LOVELY - we've all ENJOYED it so much!" E. Savage - teacher
FREE LICENSING: Currently, no licence is required for this product.
FAST DELIVERY: This product is in stock. We will dispatch your order straight away. Please see the 'Delivery' tab for prices and schedule.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD: If you don't want to wait for your order to come in the post, you can download everything you need right NOW! Just select one of the download options above, then '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 (instructions included). Plus you get the script, ideas, song sheets, sheet music, etc... exactly the same material as if you'd ordered 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!
The Little Black Cloud - SONG SAMPLES
Unable to play the above samples? Please click here to go to an MP3 sample page.
Please click here to view a script sample from this product. This is a link to a PDF file which also contains cast list and other important information about this product.
ABOUT THIS MULTI-PURPOSE PRODUCT: Recommended for ages 5-11, ‘The Little Black Cloud’ is a short 10-20 minute fun-filled children’s musical, perfect for harvest but equally suited to other times of the year. It contains 7 songs (all sung by 6-11 year old children) along with all the backing music tracks – NO NEED FOR A PIANIST. The songs are linked by a lovely script which tells the story of The Little Black Cloud. The CD also includes a CD ROM section, easily accessible from any computer, which contains everything you need to help you stage a great performance... script, ideas, PowerPoints, songsheets, sheet music, OHP masters and more - everything you need all on one amazing CD! Or save time and money by easily DOWNLOADING IT ALL NOW!
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 seven 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: Depending on how you choose to stage this performance, it can last for any length of time between 10 and 25 minutes. However this time span can easily be shortened or lengthened if required. 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.
LICENCING: FREE - NO LICENCE IS REQUIRED TO PERFORM THIS MUSICAL.
BUY NOW ONLINE: Just select one of the product options above and click add to basket. You can pay online via credit/debit card or via paypal.
TELEPHONE ORDERS: Telephone credit / debit card orders very welcome on 0844 357 8473 View opening times
UK SCHOOL ORDERS – HASSLE FREE: School orders are very welcome (UK only - 30 day credit). We aim to make the ordering process as simple and hassle free as possible. Just get your order details to us via website / fax / email / phone / post (details here), simply tells us the products you require along with your contact details and we’ll send your goods straight out with a 30 day invoice. No credit checks. Purchase orders are very welcome but not necessary. You are also welcome to provide an order number which will be referenced on your invoice, but again this isn’t necessary from our end.
FOR SPEED: We recommend that schools order via our website using the 'Add to basket' function above. Complete your details and then on the payment page, just select the 'invoice' method of payment. You will find a text box below in which you can add a purchase order number if required. A printable version of your invoice will then be displayed on the next page. We receive notification of your order instantly and goods are dispatched shortly afterwards. So there is no delay please ensure that the delivery address provided is a registered UK based school address.
TERMS: Please note that by placing an order with us you indicate that you have read and that you agree to abide by all of our terms and conditions
UK STANDARD DELIVERY (£1.99): All CD orders are usually dispatched via standard first class royal mail within 24 hours of the order being received. Therefore under normal circumstances most customers receive their orders within 1-3 working days of the order being placed. However at peak times of the year (October-November) please allow a little bit longer for your order to arrive.
UK NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY (£7.50): The option for UK customers to have their order delivered via "Next Day Delivery" is available for phone orders only on 0844 357 8473. However during times of heavy demand we reserve the right to withdraw this service without notice. Orders via Next Day Delivery must be placed before 2PM.
OVERSEAS [NON-UK] DELIVERY (£8.99) : OVERSEAS CUSTOMERS ARE ADVISED TO READ ALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION BEFORE BUYING FROM US:
1) OVERSEAS PAYMENT: We ONLY accept overseas orders from customers who purchase goods using a credit / debit card or via paypal. Our Invoicing system is not available for use by overseas customers.
2) DIFFERENT CURRENCY: On the checkout page you can change the currency to display the checkout total in one of six main currencies. Please don’t be put off if your currency isn’t displayed, as in many circumstances it is possible that your transaction can still be processed (paypal method of payment is recommended). Our credit card processing provider will automatically convert your currency into British Pounds Sterling upon placing your order.
3) OVERSEAS DELIVERY CHARGE: If you have ordered physical goods for delivery, £8.99 will be added to your order for delivery costs. Downloadable products / licences have no delivery charge.
4) OVERSEAS DELIVERY TIMES: Your order will normally be dispatched within 24 hours (except at weekends / public holidays) and will usually take 5 days at the most to reach you. However, this timescale is not guaranteed. Please note that if you have ordered from a remote part of the world, your order may take up to four weeks to reach you. For this reason we highly recommend that overseas customers consider buying downloadable products rather than physical products.
5) BFPO: British Forces Personnel based Overseas are counted as UK customers and can ignore the above information as long as a "BFPO" address is used.
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 & backing tracks. Some products also contain additional sound effect tracks)
• Scripts, sheet music, PowerPoints, ideas & much more.
• Full instructions
• Satisfaction guarantee*
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, please ensure that the first download is made using a computer or laptop. You can then transfer the material to any other device if required. The MP3 tracks can be played through your sound system or you can burn them onto CD (instructions included). Scripts are included as PDFs, TEXT and WORD files.
*GUARANTEE: Our downloads are very easy to use and are compatible with every type of computer. We guarantee that in the unlikely event that you have technical problems, we’ll quickly provide all the support needed to make sure that you are able to access and use all the material you’ve paid for.
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
• Sound effects (available on certain products only)
CD ROM - Put the SAME disk in your computer for:
• PlayScripts - Editable and Printable (pdf, word & txt) *
• Assembly Scripts - Stories, Activities & More *
• Production Notes - Ideas, Staging, Costumes, etc. *
• Printable Sheet Music with Guitar Chords *
• Editable Songsheets *
• PowerPoint Scenery & PowerPoint Songwords *
• Activity Sheets / Colouring Sheets *
* Available on most titles. Please refer to the product description and 'More Details' tab for precise details of what is included in each product.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: In the unlikely event that you have technical problems, we guarantee to provide you with all the support needed to make sure that you are able to access and use all the material you’ve paid for.
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. What a bargain! 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.