The singing, rhyming citizens of Hamelin hope to win a competition with rival towns for royal recognition. To this end, the mayor outlaws play (which is a bit hard on the children) and refuses to help a rival town when it's flooded. But rats (seen only as shadows), fleeing the flood, invade Hamelin in droves; a magical piper, whose music only children (and rats) can hear, strikes a bargain...which, once the rats are gone, the Mayor and council renege on, to their subsequent regret.
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[he hears the Piper's music, but Mara can't
Listen! The music of the Piper!
No, Truson, he's gone!
Yes, gone... and our honor with him, that's what I fear.
What the Piper will do to us?
No... what we've done to ourselves.
Version of The Pied Piper of Hamelin
My Heart Will Fly To Heaven
Music by Edvard Grieg
(adapted from "Wedding Day at Troldhaugen")
Lyrics by Irving Taylor
Sung by Lori Nelson See more