Graffeg Publishing is today launching a Crowdfunder campaign to raise £12,500 to cover recording costs for Gaspard’s Foxtrot.
This major new concert work composed by Jonathan Dove CBE based on the book by broadcaster Zeb Soanes and illustrator James Mayhew, is an orchestral tale for children in the tradition of Peter and the Wolf. The music will be performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra and narrated by Zeb Soanes. Graffeg wish to make the audio recording freely available to every primary school in the UK.
Gaspard’s Foxtrot is the latest instalment in the charming Gaspard the Fox picture book series by Zeb Soanes and James Mayhew and the perfect introduction to classical music for young children. The fun storyline follows Gaspard who accidentally takes the 38 bus from Islington to Hyde Park and unexpectedly finds himself at a classical concert, inspiring the name of the music, ‘Gaspard’s Foxtrot’.
The Gaspard the Fox series has found many fans since first publishing in May 2018, with Zeb and James making regular appearances at festivals and schools, entertaining thousands of children with his adventures.