Mowgli of the Wolf Pack
for brass quintet and narrator
Brassery in its ‘Mowgli of the Wolf Pack’ narrates how a child, a ‘man-cub’, is raised by wolves in a mainly hostile environment to become a young man. It is close to ‘Peter and the Wolf’, but the animals are fiercer, wilder and less predictable. The tale is exciting with flashes of comedy; it touches upon formation of character, learning how to behave in strange situations and how to handle fear. It is a tale of respect, coming of age and separation; it includes nasty boys and a wise panther.
This universal tale resounds in words and music. Brassery attempts to express what words can’t say, how a word may be translated into a thousand sounds. ‘Mowgli of the Wolf Pack’ is a story wherein words and music merge rather than support each other.
Story / original text : Rudyard Kipling
original added Dutch text : Jos Dom
Translation : Jackie Clare
Music : Marc Goris
Narrator : Richard Wells
Illustration : Amber Van Dongen
Sound & Technique : Stoffel De Laat
audio album available at Brassery Publications