Here you may purchase individual scores for several of Grey’s compositions and arrangements. We plan to add more titles soon.
We ask that you support Grey’s creative work by not sharing copies of these files, instead encouraging others to buy their own. If you are a member or director of a musical ensemble that will be playing the piece, you may make copies for the other members.
Duet for fiddle (violin) and viola. Composition by Grey Larsen. Score and individual parts. (Included are viola parts in both alto and treble clef, and scores with viola part on both alto and treble clef.)
Featured on the CD, Welcome Day
The following titles are Grey’s compositions for the original 1980 movie Tuck Everlasting.
Note well that this is NOT the 2002 Disney movie by the same name! For more information on the 1980 film, see below.
Tuck Everlasting Music Box Theme #1 – Recorder Trio (SAT)
Composition by Grey Larsen.
Tuck Everlasting Music Box Theme #2 – Recorder Trio (SAT)
Composition by Grey Larsen.
More information on the original 1980 movie, Tuck Everlasting:
In 1980, Frederick King Keller directed the first movie adaptation of Natalie Babbitt’s children’s novel Tuck Everlasting. Since then, it has been a popular cable TV offering as well as a touchstone to thought-provoking classroom discussions of the deep questions raised in Babbitt’s classic novel. Keller’s film is widely available for rental, and for loan from many libraries.
“Keller’s 1980 fantasy Tuck Everlasting survives as a poignant children’s classic, rating four stars in the Blockbuster video guide.”
Buffalo News, Buffalo, NY, January 21, 2001
Disney’s Tuck Everlasting movie (2002) sparked a renewed interest in this compelling novel. The music box itself is a central, timeless character in the story. Not being alive, it, and its music, are everlasting, as are the Tuck Family.
In the novel, the haunting melody of the music box is left to the reader’s imagination. But in the two Tuck films, composers Grey Larsen and William Ross have delved deep into their own imaginations to bring that music to life. These days many parents and children, teachers and students, are humming William Ross’ music box theme after seeing the Disney movie. Inquisitive minds will want to hear Larsen’s original theme as well.
Actually, Grey composed two different themes for the music box. Director Keller loved them both. He chose Theme #1 for the music box itself, and the music of Theme #2 to underscore the scenes of Jessie and Winnie’s growing affection for each other.
Play Grey’s Tuck Everlasting themes for your students to help enliven and deepen your classroom’s discussions and writings on the story, the book, and the films. The subject of how this novel has been adapted for film can make for an intriguing discussion in itself.
Invite your students to compare and contrast the Larsen and Ross music box themes, and to make up their own. Grey has written a Letter to Students (free download) encouraging them to do just that, and exploring with them some of what composing is all about.
Please read Grey’s Letter to Students. In it he invites you to make up your own Tuck Everlasting music box theme, and offers you some ideas that he hopes will be helpful.
Getting a music box that plays this music
We are often asked if we know how one can obtain a music box that plays the music box theme from one of these two movie adaptations. We do not offer such music boxes and are not aware of anyone who does.