Licensing Company: MTI
Children of Eden
Based on the story of Genesis, the age-old conflict of parents and children takes the stage in this epic, heartfelt Stephen Schwartz musical.
This orchestration is based on the 1998 Production at Papermill Playhouse.
There are 3 Keyboard Books in this 13 piece orchestration. It is not clear if the original production was stick conducted or conducted from the keyboard. All 3 books are heavily programmed. KeyboardTEK has recreated the original sounds from the Roland JV Sound Module that was used in the orchestration to match the exact sounds on the cast album. All 3 books do require proficient musical theater keyboard players to navigate the score and programming.
Keyboard 1 is the most “keyboard-centric” of the three books and should be played by your best player. Most of the sounds and patches in this book are piano, EP’s, harp, orchestral percussion, and other synth elements with lots of uptempo rhythmic playing.
Keyboard 2 is very similar to Keyboard 1 in terms of the types of sounds that are primarily used except that it is not as technically difficult. There are lots of synth pads and bells, EP’s, strings, and percussion along with several types of organ found in this book.
Keyboard 3 is very similar to Keyboard 1 and 2 with most sounds being EP’s, Organ, strings, and synth elements such as strings, pads, and bells. It is the least difficult of the three books and just adds an additional layer of sound that having just the Keyboard 1 and Keyboard 2 books alone won’t add.
ORIGINAL MUSICAL EQUIPMENT USED
Roland JV-90 Sound Module
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Music & Lyrics by: Stephen Schwartz
Book by: John Caird
Orchestrator: Bruce Coughlin
Music Director: Danny Kosarin
From musical theater greats Stephen Schwartz and John Caird comes a joyous and inspirational musical about parents, children and faith… not to mention centuries of unresolved family business! An expansive and ambitious musical, the original production used a cast of sixty.
Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet. but inspiring. message: that “the hardest part of love… is letting go.”
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