Licensing Company: MTI
Billy Elliot (9 piece orchestration)
An inspiring celebration of the journey of one boy who hangs up his boxing gloves for ballet shoes.
This licensed 9 piece orchestration is a reduction based on the Original 2008 Broadway production. This is the smallest of the 3 orchestrations MTI offers for this show and is perfect for those theaters with limited pit space or who do not have access to a larger number of musicians.
This show is orchestrated to be player-conducted from the Keyboard 1 book. There are two keyboard books for this show both of which have programming.
Keyboard 1 is s primarily piano with a handful of other patches sprinkled in. This book requires an advanced player who can play pop/rock groove while leading the rest of the band.
Keyboard 2 is one of the easier to play Keyboard 2 books in the Musical Theater canon so it is perfect for a high school student or an intermediate/advanced player looking to play in the musical theater pit for the first time. There are lots of patches and instrument sounds but there are not many fast patch changes. Most of the patches in this book are Electric Piano, Harp, Strings,Brass, Clav, Organ, along with some auxiliary percussion and other Synth sounds. There are notes in this book that are mapped to other notes and chords (these are indicated in the score and part) but KeyboardTEK’s programming includes all of that so you will not have to create any of those yourself.
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Music by: Elton John
Lyrics by: Lee Hall
Book by: Lee Hall
Music orchestrated by: Martin Koch
Musical Director: David Chase
Dance arrangements by: David Chase
Based on the film by Universal Pictures and StudioCanal
Original 2008 Broadway Orchestra
Musical Supervisor: Martin Koch
Conducted by: David Chase
Associate Conductor: Shawn Gough
Keyboard 1: Joseph Joubert
Keyboard 2: Shawn Gough
Reed 1 (Alto sax/Flute/Piccolo): Edward Salkin
Reed 2 (Alto sax/Flute/Clarinet): Rick Heckman
Reed 3 (Tenor sax/Clarinet): Mike Migliore
Reed 4 (Tenor Sax/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet): Jay Brandford
Trumpet 1/Cornet/Flugelhorn: James Dela Garza
Trumpet 2/Flugelhorn/ Cornet/Cornet in Eb: John Dent
Trumpet 3/Flugelhorn/Cornet: Alex Holton
Trombone/Euphonium: Dick Clark and Jack Schatz
French Horn/Tenor Horn: Roger Wendt and Eva Conti
Guitar/Variax: JJ McGeehan
Bass/Fretless Bass: Randy Landau
Drums: Gary Seligson
Percussion: Howard Joines
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller
Music Copying/Library Services: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
Millions of fans… thousands of standing ovations… ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical…. This is Billy Elliot The Musical, the spectacular show with the heart, humor and passion to be named TIME Magazine‘s “Best Musical of the Decade!” Based on the international smash-hit film, and featuring a score by music legend Elton John, Billy Elliot is an astonishing theatrical experience that will stay with you forever.
Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners’ strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community… and changes his life forever.
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