Newly available is a choral-orchestral version of Sir Paul McCartney's Rupert and the Frog Song, featuring his 1984 hit single "We All Stand Together".
Scored for SAATB choir and orchestra, with optional actors/narrators and film projection, the 13-minute presentation is ideal for programming in family and holiday concerts. The full score, vocal score, orchestral parts and script are available on hire, with the optional film available through MPL Communications Ltd.
The first performance of this new version was given in December 2019 by the Bath Philharmonia conducted by Jason Thornton.
Marking the centenary this year of the first ever Rupert Bear strip cartoon, the award-winning animated film (directed by Geoff Dunbar) is being re-released in a 4K restoration, featuring a new audio mix and introduction by the director. The new film screened on Sir Paul's YouTube channel on 8 November - the actual centenary, and the single was also released as a picture disc.
In addition, the choir of Sir Paul's alma mater, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, have released a video of their version of 'We All Stand Together', complete with a karaoke frog! (see below)