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What happens when an old man discovers a love for singing after a magical flying boat takes him on a journey of self-discovery? See what musical surprises await in the latest YourClassical Storytime episode, Old Nasuk and the Flying Song, an Inuit folk tale that features traditional Inuit throat singing and enchanting music by Claude Debussy, with John Nasukaluk Clare as the guest storyteller and original art by Xee Reiter!(See more of her illustrations in the gallery.)
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Our telling of Old Nasuk and the Flying Song includes excerpts from the following work:
Images for Orchestra: No. 1 GiguesJun Markl, conductorLyon National Orchestra
Nocturnes (Nuages, Fêtes, Sirenes)Ernest Ansermet, conductorSuisse Romande Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos of America Inc.
Jean Oqhena / Frank Kuptana
‘Three connected songs’
‘The song floats up within me’
Courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways
Donald James Ross
Storyteller: John Nasukaluk Clare
Adaptation: Valerie Kahler
Illustrations: Xee Reiter
Producer: Valerie Kahler
Digital producer: Jeffrey Yelverton
Senior digital producer: Randy Salas
Program director: Julie Amacher