Sheet Music: Score & Part(s)
Dining with Alice suite : music theatre for soloists, choir and chamber orchestra / music by Frank Millward ; text by David Gale.
'Dining with Alice was one of the earliest instances of immersive (where spectators are part of the action), site-specific (the place is part of the subject) theatre. It was a landmark.' First performed in 1999 at the Salisbury Festival, the piece was conceived and directed by Hilary Westlake and staged in the Victorian pleasure gardens of Salisbury as part of the Salisbury Festival, commissioned by the then festival director Helen Marriage. In 2011 the work was part of the Norfolk and Norwich festival, produced by Artichoke, transplanted to the beautiful grounds of a 15th-century moated manor house. 'Lewis Carroll's characters unleashed from Alice's dream, wandering through a landscape accompanied by an audience whose walk is punctuated by the courses of a meal.' (Quotations from Susannah Clapp - Observer Newspaper U.K. 15 May 2011).
Published by: Wirripang  — 1 score
Duration: 30 min.
String quintets (Slice Of Alice ; A March Air For Alice ; Mad Hatters ; Alice's common sense song) -- A slice of Alice (chamber orchestra) -- The spider and the fly (for soloists and chamber orchestra) -- The flight of the Cornish dog (spoken voice and chamber orchestra) -- Old Mother Hubbard (soprano, 7 character voices, and chamber orchestra) -- Alice's common sense song (solo or duet young voice and chamber orchestra) -- Brightside (soprano, baritone, choir and chamber orchestra).
Includes program notes, performance notes, score and set of parts.
The entire suite is supplied in PDF format on a disc.
This work is ideally suited to being presented in a concert format, approximately thirty minutes in duration – not including the String Quintets. If the performance is staged as a concert the String Quintets would aptly be played as pre-concert or interval music.
This edition produced 2016.
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