top of page

Full Score, Orchestral Parts, and Narration

The Tortoise and the Hare
Traditional story based on Aesop's fable

Composer: Stephen Simon

Arranged by: Stephen Simon & Bonnie Ward Simon
Format: Print
Time: ca. 18 minutes
Series: Stories in Music™
Publisher: Maestro Classics ​

Audio Sample:

The Tortoise and the Hare
00:00 / 01:30
The Tortoise and the Hare sheet music


The Tortoise and the Hare is the tale of the speedy Hare who challenges the slow and steady Tortoise to a race. The charming story is animated by a bevy of animal friends including a French element in the character of Mrs. Beaver who runs the French bistro where Hare stops for a bowl of onion soup. Stephen Simon’s score includes lovely solos for the contrabassoon as the Tortoise lumbers along and racing strings for the Hare. The charming song, “Pretzel Vendor of Paris” – complete with accordion – leaves everybody humming.  This program is recommended for audiences ages 5 and up.


  • Narrator

  • Piccolo

  • Flute I

  • Flute II

  • Oboe I

  • Oboe II

  • Clarinet I 

  • Clarinet II

  • Bassoon I

  • Bassoon II

  • Contrabassoon

  • Horn I

  • Horn II

  • Horn III

  • Horn IV

  • Trumpet I

  • Trumpet II

  • Trumpet III

  • Trombone I

  • Trombone II

  • Trombone III

  • Tuba

  • Timpani

  • Percussion

  • Accordian

  • Violin I

  • Violin II

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Bass

Step 1: Fill Out Rental Contract

Step 2: Purchase Full Score

The Tortoise and the Hare sheet music score rental
The Tortoise and the Hare sheet music score rental
Tortoise and the Hare
Orchestral Score
Rental Includes: Full Score, Orchestral Parts, & Narration
bottom of page