Monday, July 11, 2016

Music Minute: Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony

Four years after the last Doctor Noize album comes the third installment in the award-winning Phineas McBoof series.  Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony, a full-length, two-act musical about the symphony, friendship, and purpose, for adventurers of all ages, will be unleashed on July 15, 2016.

I had a chance to review this album, and it's a fun, quirky musical comedy. If you like PDQ Bach or Monty Python, you'll enjoy this family-friendly album. It's best for a little bit older kids - middle elementary or middle school - as the plot, topics, and length are a little deep for younger listeners (although the songs are still fun). The album features the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kyle Pickett, joined by Grammy® winning opera singers and Billboard chart musicians.

The story is dramatic and mysterious, including elements of friendship, loyalty, and continued improvement, all of which helps Phineas learn that art is to share dreams and emotions with friends. The story also includes information about orchestration, instrumentation, music history, music structure, and more elements of music, making it an album that I'm planning on using in my General Music class next year.

Awards and accolades garnered by Doctor Noize projects include Parents' Choice®, Doctor Toy, Children's Music Web, and iTunes Essential Recording.  "Banana" was a #1 hit song and "Welcome to Grammaropolis" was a Top 10 hit song on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live.

Previous Doctor Noize albums include Grammaropolis (2012), The Return of Phineas McBoof (2011), and The Ballad of Phineas McBoof (2010).

Phineas McBoof Crashes the Symphony will be available at Amazon, CDbaby, iTunes and at Doctor Noize shows.
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