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Stunning New Revision of The Lion and the Mouse, a children’s Introduction to the Symphony Orchestra available soon

We are very happy to introduce the stunning new revision of “The Lion and the Mouse,” an introduction to the orchestra based on Aseops fable by that name. The revision introduces more instruments, is more entertaining, easier to perform, has a more colorful orchestration and stronger themes. We’re excited to get the new version into the hands of conductors very soon. It can be prepared in one rehearsal.  Contact us for more information. For reference, here is a performance of the old version recorded in 20 minutes in Europe with a 10 year old girl narrating.  This old version has been repeatedly performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra and The Utah Symphony among others.

Instrumentation:

WW = 3/2/3/3
Flute 1 (Doubles on picc)
Flute 2 (Doubles on Picc)
Flute 3 (Doubles on Alto Fl.)
Oboe 1
Oboe 2 (doubles on English Hn.)
Bb Clarinet 1
Bb Clarinet 2
Bb Clarinet 3 (doubles on Bass Clarinet)
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2
Bassoon 3 (doubles on Contra)

4 Horns
3 Trumpets
3 Trombones
1 Tuba

Timpani and 3 Percussion
Narrator
Harp
Celesta

Full String Section

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