Mowgli of the Wolf Pack

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 excites 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 in which 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,  Studio C

sheet music available for brass band

and now also for concertband !!

Mowgli of the Wolf Pack

a musical tale

for brass band and narrator or concertband and narrator

duration : 60 min.

sheet music available at

teaser :

Narrator :  Richard Wells

          Richard Wells is a former BBC World Service newsreader, announcer.

He has voiced more than 8,000 documentaries, corporate videos, radio, cinema & TV commercials, e-learning programmes and websites.

          His versatile, voice with an astounding range of accents and character voices is heard throughout the world, from Singapore to San Francisco, Bangkok to Bucharest.