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The ladykillers : a suite for orchestra

by Tristram Cary (1955, this version: 1996)

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The Ladykillers : music from those glorious Ealing films.

Library shelf no. CD 468 [Not for loan]



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The ladykillers : a suite for orchestra / Tristram Cary.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2185/CAR 1 [Available for loan]

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Year: 1955, this version: 1996

Instrumentation: 3 flutes (3rd doubling piccolo and alto flute), 2 oboes (2nd doubling cor anglais), 3 clarinets in B flat (3rd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (2 players), celeste/piano, harp, strings (

Duration: 15 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Main titles; Mrs Wilberforce meets the professor -- II. Plots & preparations; The robbery -- III. Disasters & discoveries; The demise of the gang and triumph of Mrs Wilberforce; End titles.

First performance: by Royal Ballet Sinfonia, Kenneth Alwyn — 7 Jan 97. Whitfield Street Studio, London

Originally written for the film The Ladykillers in 1955; revised 1996.


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