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New Tweet! Original Children's Musical Released by Alfred Music Publishing 

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Thursday, May 24, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases Tweet!, a fun and cute musical for kids with a great growing-up message, from composition and childhood music experts Andy Beck and Laura Groves.

Recommended for grades 2 – 7, Tweet! may be performed as a unison or two-part musical, with a performance time of approximately 40 minutes. In the plot, four little birds consider what life is like "out there" beyond their nest as several feathered friends plus a troupe of Squirrel Scouts stop by to offer conflicting words (and songs) of advice. Finally, a wise old Owl explains that "life is what you make it to be" and a high-flying Eagle offers a pep talk that inspires the birds to spread their wings and soar. Directions and helpful suggestions about cast of characters and costumes, setting, props, and staging are included.

Visit to view free instructional choreography videos.

The Enhanced Soundtrax companion CD offers access to both full-performance and accompaniment recordings for every song in the musical. Printable and 100% reproducible PDF files of student pages and cover art are also included on the disc. The musical was recorded by Tim Hayden with additional piano recordings performed by Sally K. Albrecht. As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, the songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper.

The Tweet! (00-38242) Book & CD Kit is now available for $64.99 at music retail stores and at The Teacher’s Handbook and Enhanced CD are also sold separately.

Titles: Tweet! * Singing Practice * I Wonder What It’s Like * The World Is Cuckoo! * Scary Things * Be Prepared! * Song of the Dove * The Woodpecker Rap * Life Is What You Make It to Be * The Eagle’s Song.