Grade 2

Duration: 6:18

This is a show based on the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood, but has a dark theme running through it.  We open with a bold minor key fanfare.  Then we hear "The Wolf" theme, a creepy and rhythmic up-tempo opener with some contrasting woodwind interludes.  Next, we meet "Little Red Riding Hood", a lyrical ballad that features a flute solo representing the Red Riding Hood theme.  This is abruptly followed by "The Attack!" featuring the opening theme from Verdi's "Dies Irae" and a percussion interlude featuring mallets on a Bach theme. There is a "Reprise" of earlier themes that builds to an exciting "Finale".  But wait! There is an alternate ending that features the Red Riding Hood theme and ends quietly.  Did she escape? ...or not?!