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One Sun One World                            

One Sun One World
, commissioned by WWF-UK for their 50th Anniversary celebrations (2011/12), celebrates our astonishing planet in all its rich diversity, but also examines changes brought about by human activities in a modern world.
The musical's characters: the oak tree, the panda, the polar bear, the tiger and Cacao (the chocolate plant) remind us of the great wonders and beauties of the earth and the intricate threads of life linking every living thing. The children of the world tell us about the amazing web of trade and communication which has produced our exciting modern world with its global transport systems and its ever-changing technology.
But as the musical unfolds, the characters become more and more worried by changes beyond their control. The children of the world wonder how they can help to protect this wonderful life we all know.
One Sun One World was given its premiere performance in the Royal Albert Hall on October 22nd, 2009. The English Chamber Orchestra, augmented by senior students from the Royal College of Music, London, accompanied a combined choir of over 1500 children from schools throughout the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, accompanied by St Augustine's RC High School choir in Billington, Lancashire. Click here to view two short videos of parts of this performance.

Instrumentation: Piano and Voices or Chamber Orchestra and Voices
2.1.2(2 dbl B.Cl).1 / / Perc - 6 players min. / Piano (opt.) / Hp / Strings               
Details of Publications currently available:
Piano/Vocal Score, Chorus Book and Word Book are available from this website. Click here.
Full Score and Stage Band parts available on hire from Josef Weinberger Ltd. Click here.

Recordings and Additional Resources:
A rehearsal CD recorded by Opera graduates from the Royal College of Music, London is available by contacting
Alex Dangerfield at Josef Weinberger Ltd. A piano accompaniment-only CD is also available.

Educational/Curriculum Resources:
One Sun One World offers a rich curriculum opportunity for your school for exploring issues relating to the curriculum areas of science, literacy, geography, and of course music.An excellent free educational One Sun One World resource pack is available for download from WWF-UK: please click here.

In the build-up to the world premiere in London, the schools within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea undertook a whole host of curriculum related activities on the issues covered by One Sun One World. Some examples of these activities are provided by clicking on these WWF links: Singing, Music and Drama   Creative Curriculum    Literacy    Art 

Videos of the World Premiere
For viewing these short videos, please click here.

Other videos of One Sun One World:
For viewing a promotional video of clips from the first Royal Albert Hall performance, please click here.
For viewing the Zurich performance of the final song performed by St Augustine's RC High School accompanied by Peter Rose (piano), please click here.

Performing the Musical:
The WWF website gives you lots of information should you wish to put on your own school performance of One Sun One World. Click here for lots of interesting advice and information on the WWF website, as well as the list of schools that have already performed the musical.

To perform the musical, you will need to have a performing licence which can be obtained from:
The Amateur Licensing Department at Josef Weinberger Ltd., 12-14 Mortimer Street, London, W1T 3JJ.
Tel: 02075802827  Email:
For further information regarding any issues relating to performance and/or obtaining hire music/recordings, please contact Alex Dangerfield at Josef Weinberger Ltd. Tel: 02075802827

Remember, you can also order One Sun One World by post:
Schools and Churches can also order this music by using an official  purchase order/requisition.
The order should be made out to our distributors:
Spartan Press, Strathmashie House, Laggan Bridge, Inverness-shire, PH20 1BU
quoting the catalogue numbers and publisher (Josef Weinberger).

Or you can order by Phone:

To order by phone or to request any further information regarding sales,
please ring Dave at Spartan Press on +44(0)1528544770

Alternatively, feel free to email Dave (Sales) at Spartan Press.
One Sun One World can also be ordered from Faber Music, London or indeed at any good Music Shop.