Pirates of Penzance
What's all this? Mabel's famous aria, "Poor Wandr'ing One", set as cool jazz, in 5/4 time? The opening of Act 2, "Oh Dry The Glist'ning Tear", played as a sultry samba? You bet - and there's plenty more like that!
Brian's brand-new, Latin/Carib version of the Gilbert & Sullivan classic, "Pirates of Penzance", with its tangos, habaneros, rumbas, calypso and ragtime, is featured, complete with score excerpts, as well as background material and published reviews of its highly-acclaimed first run of performances.
Scored for a 10-piece band, this version of Pirates keeps all of Sullivan's original vocal melodies and harmonies intact, while giving the orchestration a real toe-tapping swing. It is ideal for any group on a limited budget, looking to put on a lively, fresh version of Pirates, so please contact Brian to discuss terms for the performance rights, and to hire of his vocal scores and band parts!
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