The spider and the fly : for choir, four soloists & chamber ensemble
by Frank Millward (1999)
Performance by Lumiere & Son Theatre Company from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 50.
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Score & Part
The Spider and the Fly : from Hilary Westlake's 'Dining with Alice', for soloists, choir and chamber orchestra / Frank Millward.
Library shelf no. 782.14/MIL 4 [Not for loan]
Dining with Alice was a
magical, if topsy-turvy, dinner party in the exquisite gardens of
a 15th century moated manor house in rural Norfolk.
The audience of 256 unsuspecting diners were invited to follow in Alice's footsteps and find themselves in Wonderland in the company of the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, and even Alice herself in all her various sizes.
All was not what it seemed as a strange evening of tongue-twisters and riddles unfolded, culminating in a musical entertainment under the stars.
Curiouser and curiouser, don't you think?
Instrumentation: Soprano, mezzo soprano, tenor and baritone solo voices, SATB choir, trumpet, horn, bass trombone, percussion, keyboard, 2 violins, viola, cello, contrabass.
Duration: 6 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional
Commission note: Originally commissioned by the Salisbury Festival UK
First performance: by Lumiere & Son Theatre Company — 1 Aug 99. Lamar Tree Garden, Tollard Royal, Salisbury Festival UK
Site specific music theatre
Also performed at Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2011
- In the form/style of: Music Theatre
Performances of this work
13 Aug 2015: at Visual Music (Harold Lobb Concert Hall, Newcastle Conservatorium of Music).
1 Aug 99: Lamar Tree Garden, Tollard Royal, Salisbury Festival UK. Featuring Lumiere & Son Theatre Company.
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