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RumpelstiltskinA musical piece for children
music: Jarek Kordaczuk
vocal and vocal effects: Basia Raduszkiewicz
The first prize at the International R.Murray Schafer Composition Competition.
(By Grimm Brothers)
Once, a poor miller had a clever, beautiful daughter. One day he boasted to the King that his daughter could spin straw into gold. Of course this wasn?t true, but the King believed him. So he locked the miller?s daughter in a room full of straw and said that if she did not spin it all into gold by next morning, he would chop off her head.
The girl was sitting there weeping, not even trying to spin, when a little voice said, "What will you give me if I do your job?" A strange little man was in the room.
"My necklace," said the girl. And the little man spun the straw into gold.
Next day the King locked the girl into an even bigger room. Again the little man appeared. This time the girl gave him a ring in return for his work.
The third day, the King promised to marry the girl is she did the trick one last time. He locked her into a room as big as a barn. When the little man appeared, the girl had nothing to give.
"In that case," he said, "when you are Queen your firstborn will be mine."Secretly the girl thought "Never!" All the same, she let the little man do his spinning.
The King was as good as his word and they were married. In a year?s time, the new Queen had her first baby. How horrified she was when the little man appeared. She offered him gold but no, he would only have the baby. The Queen wept so hard that he took pity on her. He said that if she could guess his name in three nights, she could keep her baby.
The first night she went through all the alphabet: Aaron, Bartholomew, Christian ? None of her guesses were right.
The second night she tried funny-sounding names: Artitickle, Danielslovel, Gumdroopy ? But again she was wrong each time.
Then the Queen overheard a servant laughing about a strange little man he?d seen in the forest dancing and chanting to himself.
"My name?s not Elgin, Merlin, Finn or Larkin!
My secret name is Rumplestiltskin!"
When the little man realized that the Queen knew what he was called, he flew into such a rage that smoke came out of his ears and he stamped his foot through the floorboards. In his effort to pull himself out, he split into two. And that was the end of him!
(polish male names used in the piece)
Alf Czech Dan Rus Bjorn Eryk Grześ Jan Klet Karp Lech Lew Maur Piotr Prot Wit
Arek Adam Abel Alan Amon Aron Ado Daniel Igor Benon Bernard Olek Bolek Borys Damian Dymitr Dytrych Darek Dawid Erhard Edgar Emil Edward Edwin Erwin Efrem Enoch Erazm Floryn Fabian Feliks Fides Florian Gabor Gerard Gaspar Grzegorz Gaweł Gustaw Hadrian Gwidon Henryk Herbert Helmut Iwan Iwo Igor Irek Julian Jurand Jeron Józef Jerzy Jędrzej Konrad Kanty Karol Kornel Longin Magnus Marek Miron Melchior Michał Modest Niemir Norbert Olaf Otto Olgierd Patryk Paweł Robert Rafał Rodryk Roman Rupert Urban Ulryk Wojmir Wolfgang Walery Walter Wiktor Wszebąd Wszebor Wasyl Wszegniew Wszerad Werner Wiesiek Zygfryd Zenon Zygmunt
Bogusz Bartosz Bohusz Błażej Gniewosz Chrystian Juliusz Janusz Kryspin Kiejstut Krzysztof Klaudiusz Kasjan Lucjusz Leszek Łukasz Mariusz Mieszko Miłosz Mścigniew Mścibor Oskar Przemek Rufus Ryszard Sergiusz Sławosz Sambor Sykstus Samson Szczepan Szczęsny Szymon Tomasz Tobiasz Tytus Zbyszek
Czarek Cecyl Cezar Cyrus Cyryl Czcibor Czcirad Czcisław Cyprian Dacjan Jacek Kacper Maciej Marcjan Narcyz Ścibor Wacław
Baltazar Barabasz Bartłomiej Bogumił Bożydar Borzymir Bernardyn Bazyli Benedykt Beniamin Dominik Damazy Dionizy Dzierżymir Eberhard Ezechiel Ferdynand Fryderyk Gabriel Gerwazy Gościrad Gościsław Gniewomir Jarogniew Jeremi Konstantyn Leopold Lubomir Lutosław Łękomir Metody Mirogniew Mikołaj Makary Ninogniew Nieznamir Nikifor Onufry Polikarp Rafael Roderyk Radomir Twardosław Tomisław Toligniew Toligniew Teodor Ziemowit Żytomir
Abercjusz Arseniusz Aureliusz Demetriusz Eugeniusz Eustachiusz Frumencjusz Gorgoncjusz Jeremiasz Korneliusz Krzesimir Krzesisław Leoncjusz Laurencjusz Mateusz Myślibor Myślimir Prudencjusz Remigiusz Samuel Sylweriusz Siestrzemił Sebastian Świętomir Świętopełk Tadeusz Wirginiusz Wiktoriusz Włodzimierz Zachariasz
Cierpisław Częstogniew Cieszygor Cieszymir Chryzostom Franciszek Horacy Ignacy Maurycy Męcimir Pankracy Patrycy Racibor Serwacy Wawrzyniec
Atanazy Apolinary Agatonik Bonifacy Cecylian Dezydery Emanuel Epifaniusz Felicysym Ireneusz Kalasanty Machabeusz Maksymilian Tymoteusz
Song of the gnome
Today I will brew, tomorrow I will fry
And the Queen will give me the child aday after!
'Cause nobody knows my name,
Nobody around the world knows it at all!
Today I will brew, tomorrow I will fry,
And the Queen will give me the child a day after!
Because no one knows that I am a Titelitury,
Nobody in the whole world knows this fact!