Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Bushfire Press
The Interactive Musicroom Book 1

Some teachers have been requesting a MAC version and we are working hard on
right now. Watch this space! If you purchased the PC version and have a MAC
system, we'll exchange it for you as soon as the MAC disk is ready.
We are also in production with BOOK 2 (lower primary) and this will be
available for both PC and MAC. We sincerely thank our MAC customers for
their patience.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

April activity from HMS Pinafore

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HMS Pinafore
This month's free activity is a song from our new musical HMS PINAFORE

Officially sanctioned by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company of London. Now also published in the USA!

Faithful adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan for younger performers (middle primary to middle high school years). Instrumental backings adapted from Sir Arthur Sullivan's original orchestral score.

It's our third Gilbert and Sullivan adaptation and, like The Pirates of Penzance and The Mikado it has been adapted for primary school performers, with SINGABLE keys and manageable dialogue.

The story follows Able Seaman Ralph Rackstraw, who is love-struck with a lass above his station - the Captain's daughter. But the Captain has promised her hand to The Rt. Hon. Sir Joseph Porter, KCB (1st Lord of the Admiralty - followed everywhere by his sisters and his cousins and his aunts). A Common Person can hardly expect to compete with a High Born person - but are Ralph and the Captain really from different Classes? Poor Little Buttercup, the bumboat lady has a secret - Who will end up with whom?

It's a wonderful romp and an excellent introduction to comic opera.
The orchestrations on the backing CD are faithful adaptations of Sir Arthur Sullivans original score and have been done with the cooperation and support of London's D'Oily Carte Opera Company (Gilbert and Sullivan's original publishers).

The results you can hear on the MP3 tracks in this month's free activity.

Everything you need to give your students a wonderful theatrical experience with the most enduring music theatre team of all time!

This month's activity includes the vocals, backing and lyrics to "Ruler of the Queen's Navee" - enough resources to have great fun putting on a little piece of the operetta yourself! You can download the full activity here

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Thursday, 8 April 2010

Cheryl’s 2 new babies

Cheryl Burgemeister’s 2 new babies.
Natalia Faith Burgemeister arrived on Saturday 27th February.
A couple of weeks later, Cheryl’s next baby, The Interactive Music Room book 1, arrived.
Here they both are at Cheryl’s workshop on interactive whiteboards at Klemzig Primary School last Saturday.
Natalia is already working with Mum (and sleeping though the night).

Congratulations on both your babies Cheryl!

Friday, 2 April 2010

Interactive Music Room - Now available!

Bushfire Press
The Interactive Musicroom Book 1

Technical glitches sorted - Interactive Music Room is now available for delivery.
If you haven't ordered your copy yet - now is the time to do so!

Did you pick up the free activity in March? Check back in the blog for details.
More activities for you to try shortly.