Coojeebear and the Monster
A young people's story for narrator and orchestra
Music by Barry Booth, Lyrics by Robert A Gray
'Coojeebear and the Monster' is a 55-minute story for young people performed by a narrator and symphony orchestra. There are seven songs in the score (sung by the narrator as various characters), and during the performance the story is illustrated by a sequence of over 500 pictures which are projected onto a large screen suspended over the orchestra. It has been performed many times by major professional orchestras in various parts of the world, as well as by several different youth orchestras.
A commercial recording was made by the Queensland Youth Orchestra with Rolf Harris
narrating and you can find out more here
Rolf also did all the artwork for the illustrations. An illustrated book of the story was published in 1990 by Hodder & Stoughton.
An animated film of Coojeebear and the Monster including extra songs, was planned and in production, but, alas, the plug was pulled. Anyway, here are all the songs in isolation, including those from the projected film.
Aren't all films projected? Ed.