The Tale Of 3 Trees

A Big-Hearted Easter Musical
By Ann Beresford
2 Reviews
Ages: 7-11
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The Tale Of 3 Trees is a mini-musical with a big heart.
Learn that everything has a purpose through the retelling of this poignant Christian folk tale. With four stunning songs and a simple script, this Easter musical is ideal for Easter performances, assemblies and Sunday School groups. Available with Words on Screen™ v2.


An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical. For more information, please see below.

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About The Tale Of 3 Trees

  • Works as a whole-class production
  • Enhanced CD includes Words on Screen™ v2  for easy rehearsing using highlighted lyrics synchronized with the music
  • Adaptable script for smaller Sunday school groups and classes

This mini-musical is based on the traditional folk tale, The Tale of Three Trees.

Three little trees growing up on the mountain top have big dreams of what they want to become, but one by one those hopes are dashed as they are chopped down and turned into seemingly insignificant things. However, God has an amazing plan for each tree – a plan that goes beyond any of their wildest dreams as they find themselves at the heart of the story of Jesus.

Full of hope and encouragement, this beautiful traditional folktale is retold with a simple script and four stunning songs that are full of the expectation, disappointment and ultimate joy of the story. With the climax focusing on the death and resurrection of Jesus, this mini-musical is perfect for Easter, but also suitable for year-round performances.

"What a delightful, easy to learn and use Easter resource. Our children were really excited, learning the songs and script in two weeks (Years R - 4). Definitely going to recommend using this again in our cycle of Easter services/concerts. You really can produce this as an easy concert with readings or a more involved performance. Thank you Ann Beresford and the Out of the Ark team." (Review by Pennywhistle)



Why not check out our Easter Pinterest board
for a whole host of Easter ideas!


An Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical.

 

Running Time:Total performance: 30 minutes approx
(Total length of music: 10 minutes approx)
Solos/Parts:Songs with solos:
  • I'm So Disappointed
Songs with harmonies:
  • I'm So Disappointed
  • I Could Never Have Imagined
Sample Script:View script sample
Cast List:View cast list
View staging suggestions

There are 16 speaking parts in this musical, but these can easily be increased to as many as 30 by splitting the narrator’s role into 8 parts; using 3 children to play each tree and having 2 carpenters, splitting the lines accordingly.

For increasing the number of non-speaking parts, have as many fishermen, Roman soldiers, members of the crowd and guards as you like. The trees (up to 3 children each) could be replaced by up to 9 other children who act out the objects the trees become when they are chopped down.

If you did want to reduce the cast, the narration could be taken by a teacher and the Roman soldiers could double up as the guards.
Words on Screen™ v2:What is Words on Screen™ v2? - For more information click here.
Words on Screen™ v2 System Requirements:Windows
  • 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor, or Inter® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP (32bit) or later, Windows® Server 2008 (32bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0 or later or Opera 11
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB RAM recommended for notebooks); 128 MB graphics memory
MAC OS
  • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • Safari 5.0 or later, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or later, Google Chrome, or Opera 11
  • 512 MB RAM; 128 MB graphics memory
My Words on Screen™ Online:

If you have purchased a Premium Pack online which includes Words on Screen™ v2, you will also immediately receive a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook in your
Out of the Ark online account. The eSongbook is where we bring together all of the digital resources available for your product. As well as being able to play the Words on Screen™ versions of your songs, you can also instantly access PDFs and MP3s for your product at no additional cost. Simply:

  • Log in to your online account and select My Words on Screen™ Online
  • Open the online streaming player
  • Click on All eSongbooks in the left hand menu and select your eSongbook

You will find the PDFs and MP3s under eSongbook Resources in the left hand menu of your eSongbook.


From there, you can choose to extract and save All Audio MP3s, All Lyrics PDFs and All Score PDFs. If you just want the MP3s, lyrics or music score for one song, then select the song in the library and use the buttons in the Song Extras area at the bottom of the screen.


You can access these files in the same way if you are using the S!ngchronize™ player that you have downloaded and installed from our website. Simply refresh your player and select your eSongbook. For a downloaded player, you will need to download the eSongbook to your player before you can extract and save the PDFs and MP3s. You will also need to have installed S!ngchronize™ player version 2.0 or above.


Streaming is free for the first 12 months; after that a current Annual Performance Licence or Annual Digital Site Licence will be required to be able to continue streaming. Customers will receive a renewal notice by email 28 days before the end of the 12 month free period.

ISBN:9781911430377 Book & CD ROM

Licence Information

Words on Screen™ User Licences

Enhanced CDs with Words on Screen™ v2 are supplied with a single user licence which allows the Enhanced CD to be installed on ONE computer only.

To license the installation of the Enhanced CD with Words on Screen™ v2 onto network servers and/or two or more computers, please purchase an Annual Digital Site Licence.

 

Annual Performance Licence Information

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a disc onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a disc onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.

Listen to Songs

Three Little Trees
Woodcutters' Song
I'm So Disappointed
I Could Never Have Imagined - Verse 1
I Could Never Have Imagined - Verse 4

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The following items are available for this product:

Teacher's Book

Teacher's Book

  • Character List
  • Script with staging suggestions
  • Suggestions for staging and props
  • Music score and song lyric sheets for 4 songs (Piano music score, melody and chords)
  • Teaching ideas
  • Licence and copyright details
Enhanced Audio CD

Enhanced Audio CD

Enhanced Audio CD with Words on Screen™ with:

  • Vocal tracks sung by children
  • Professional backing tracks
  • Words on Screen software with Words on Screen™ v2 versions of songs so that you can display song lyrics on any whiteboard, computer screen, television or interactive touchscreen. The lyrics synchronize with the music as it plays making them easy to teach and easy to learn
  • Extractable MP3s, printable lyrics, scores, scripts & additional resources
  • Stream or download your songs on the go
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ v2 song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • Enhanced operation features including ‘double-click’ to hear and teach a single line
  • Link to Charleston videos
  • Words on Screen™ v2 user guide
  • Single-User licence (Please note a Performance Licence is still required to perform this musical)
  • Licence & copyright details
Words on Screen™ eSongbook

Words on Screen™ eSongbook

  • An online copy of your product to stream or download on-the-go
  • Flexibility to create an expandable library of Words on Screen™ v2 song collections, nativities and musicals in your Out of the Ark online account
  • All the features of your Words on Screen™ v2 CD ROM
Annual Performance Licence

Annual Performance Licence

A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff).

  • You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a product pack).
  • The requirement for a licence is irrespective of whether admission charges are made.
  • An Annual Performance Licence covers any number of performances of a particular musical or nativity within 12 months of the date of ordering.
  • A new Annual Performance Licence would be required for any future performance(s) outside the date period printed on your current licence.

In addition, with so many of our musicals and nativities purchased in digital format, you need a legal way to install or distribute copies for use around the school. Your Annual Performance Licence will grant you permission to:

  1. Perform the work to an audience (other than pupils and staff in schools). A licence is required even if it is a 'free' performance and this is a worldwide copyright requirement.
  2. Install Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  3. Download Words on Screen™ song files from a CD ROM onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  4. Continue to stream Words on Screen™ songs from your Out of the Ark Music online account on any device (beyond your free period) for the duration of the licence.
  5. Copy song files from an Audio CD onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  6. Copy MP3 audio files onto more than one computer or onto a network.
  7. Upload digital content to an intranet or learning platform.
  8. Permit usage of digital content at home for teachers for preparation purposes.

A separate Annual Performance Licence is required for each product title that you use in any of these ways. Please note that if you have purchased an Annual Digital Site Licence – Multi-Product, this will cover the digital usage permissions in points 2-8 above for these products but does not cover the performance rights in point 1 – an Annual Performance Licence will still be required.


How To Renew


You can renew your Annual Performance Licences by simply logging into your account if you have one and going to your My Licences page. Pick the relevant licence and click RENEW.


Visit our Licences page for further information.

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Premium Packs With Words on Screen™ v2  

Book, Enhanced Audio CD with Words on Screen™ v2 & Annual Performance Licence²

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£30.95

Book & Enhanced Audio CD with Words on Screen™ v2¹

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Also includes a Words on Screen™ v2 eSongbook to stream or download via your online account, from which you can instantly access Words on Screen™, PDFs & MP3s online.

£18.95
Licences  

Annual Performance Licence (price per annum)

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A current Annual Performance Licence is required to perform this musical to an audience (other than to pupils & staff) and/or to install Words on Screen™ on a server and/or 2+ computers. You can purchase an Annual Performance Licence above (it is cheaper when purchased as part of a Premium Pack).

£15.00 pa
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Outstanding sensitivity - hugely recommended

By WCPS

Presents the very tricky themes of the Easter story with great clarity & sensitivity. It's no mean feat to address the crucifixion of Jesus, nails & all. The very young performers understood the deep meaning of the simple words they spoke and sang and delivered them with great heart & enthusiasm. The music is delightful & the whole production moved staff and parents. It was almost overwhelming in its simplicity. Good Job to all who had a hand in this project


Excellent KS1/KS2 Easter Concert/Production

By Pennywhistle

What a delightful, easy to learn and use Easter resource. Our children were really excited, learning the songs and script in two weeks (Years R - 4). Definitely going to recommend using this again in our cycle of Easter services/concerts. You really can produce this as an easy concert with readings or a more involved performance. Thank you Ann Berefsord and the Out of the Ark team.


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