of Bremen Town Musicians and its themes have appeared in literature and
other forms of art. This page provides a small discussion of some of the
better known treatments by authors and other artists.
Crowther, Pete. "The Musician of Breman, GA." Once Upon A Crime. Ed Gorman and Martin H. Greenberg, eds. New York: Berkeley Prime Crime, 1998. Amazon.com:Buy the book inhardcoveror paperback.
Mayer, Gloria Gilbert and Thomas Mayer. "The Bremen Town Musicians." Goldilocks on Management: 27 Revisionist Fairy Tales for Serious Managers. New York: American Management Association, 1999. Amazon.com:Buy the book inhardcover.
Waldrop, Howard. "The Sawing Boys." Black Thorn, White Rose. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling, eds. New York: Avon, 1995. Amazon.com:Buy the book inhardback or paperback.
I have listed primarily
classical compositions of music using the themes of this fairy tale in
either ballet, opera or some other musical style. I have also provided
links to popular recordings of the music when available at Amazon.com.
The advantage to these links is that you can listen to samples of the
music at no charge.
1. The Emperor's Nightingale (1948, Directed by Jirí Trnka and Milos Makovec)
2. The Brementown Musicians (1935, Directed by Ub Iwerks)
3. Tom Thumb (1936, Directed by Ub Iwerks)
4. Mary's Little Lamb (1935, Directed by Ub Iwerks)
5. Rapunzel (1951, Directed by Ray Harryhausen)
Tales from Muppetland: The Muppet Musicians of Bremen (1972). Jim Henson, director.
Frank Oz .... Rat/Additional Muppet Performer (voice)
Jerry Nelson .... T.R. the Rooster/Caleb Siles (voice)
Jim Henson .... Kermit the Frog/Mean Floyd/Rat (voice)