Night at The Bardavon (A)
About this work:
A Night at The Bardavon is the opening movement from "Suite Poughkeepsie," written for the Bicentennial of that city's founding as a village in 1799. The movement began life as an overture I wrote for a production of "Puss in Boots" by Community Children's Theater of Dutchess County, scored for flute, synthesizer, and piano four-hands. It is quintessential theater music and always cried out for orchestral treatment, so it was a gift to have the opportunity to transfer it to the big stage of the Bardavon where I spent many an occasion watching movies, concerts and live shows.
Year composed: 1998
Ensemble type: Orchestra:Standard Orchestra
Instrumentation: 1 Piccolo, 2 Flute, 2 Oboe, 2 Clarinet, 2 Bassoon, 4 Horn in F, 2 Trumpet, 2 Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Tuba, 1 Timpani, 1 Percussion (General), 1 Drum Set, 1 Celesta, 22 Violin, 8 Viola, 8 Cello, 6 Double bass, 1 Harp
Instrumentation notes: Percussion: Glockenspiel, bell tree, triangle, piatti, medium suspended cymbal, tam tam, orchestral bass drum