Hello and welcome to PlymouthRockMusic.com! My name is Candido Bretto, and I’m the composer and lyricist behind “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock” by Diane Finn. Creating the music for “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock” has been a total joy. I read the book for the first time in 2009 and thought, “What a cute little story and I just learned a lot about Plymouth Rock.” In April of 2017 I asked author Diane Finn for Exclusive Right to put music to her story. She said, “Yes!” and I began writing.
The story is told by the Rock itself giving a sense of closeness.
I decided to make the songs and sheet music free downloads. This so that teachers if they so choose, can teach one or more of the songs to their students.
The title of each song came directly from the story cueing you when to sing. Most of the songs are sung by the Rock and some are sung by the Pilgrims.
It’d be my pleasure to share “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock” at your elementary school assembly, corporate event, party, charity and/or fundraiser.
A little about me: I am a Berklee College of Music alumnus, I have taught music at two private schools south of Boston. I performed at Boston Harborfest twice, I’ve shared the stage with Grammy winning artists and have been a singer/bass guitarist in the Boston wedding and events industry for many years. I perform with Boston wedding and events band First Class Band and Concetta and with Johnny Drama Alves of A&E’s Wahlburgers reality show in his funk band called Johnny Drama and His Funky Entourage.
I read the book and loved it so much I was inspired to write 12 great songs. It’s Plymouth Rock’s story, told by The Rock. What could be more fun?!