Capitol Records DCN 115
RUSTY IN ORCHESTRAVILLE is probably the most refreshing and painless course in music
appreciation ever offered to youngsters who are studying, or will someday study, music.
This is definitely something new and novel in education... and entertainment.
RUSTY is like a good many other boys and girls. He takes piano lessons and he balks at
daily practicing. But one day little Rusty has a dream - an exciting, entertaining dream
in which musical instruments actually talk* - and when he awakens he rushes to the piano
determined, to master the instrument.
In the dream, young Rusty meets with the orchestra conductor, and the resulting tour,
which finds him being introduced to all the instruments of the orchestra, leads into a
miniature symphony concert. Excerpts from other favorite classical compositions also are
heard when Rusty learns that he can play any instrument, even without practicing it, via
the magic of "Orchastraville."
Young Rusty makes friends with all the members of the symphony family - the woodwinds, the
brass and the strings. The piano, however, avoids meeting him because of his steadfast
refusal to practice diligently. Finally, they meet. The climax comes when the boy is
treated to a lovely piano solo. The inspiration is so great that when his mother awakens
him from the dream he astonishes her by jubilantly announcing his ambition to become a
great musician. Yes, and by a well-earned "practice makes perfect" lesson.
Noted Hollywood artists who are featured as
soloists within this album include Raymond Turner, piano; David Frisina, violin; Kurt
Reher, cello; Arthur Bernstein, bass violin; Del Staigers, trumpet; and Edward Kusby,
trombone. The specially-composed background music, throughout, as well as the arrangements
and the various accompaniments are the work of Billy May. The story is by Alan W.
"Rusty in Orchestraville" fills the need for a sugar-coated musical appreciation
course for juveniles. Capitol is proud and privileged to offer it to the legion of
perplexed and fretting moms and dads who entertain high hopes for their children's mastery
of music. It really works!
* The tones of the musical instruments themselves are made to speak and sing words in
their own voices by means of Sonovox, the method invented by Gilbert Wright, and no human
voices are used.