Licensing Company: MTI
On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
Mamma Mia is KeyboardTEK’s biggest seller and is the industry standard for its keyboard programming for this title.
This licensed version is based on the Original 2001 Broadway Production although it has been adapted for the secondary licensing market by MTI.
The show is orchestrated for a whopping 4 keyboards with the MD/Conductor playing the K1 book and leading the band. All 4 keyboards are programmed and crucial to the sound of the show. This is not the type of show that would convey the same energy without the programming.
Keyboard 1 has the least amount of programming but the sounds are still necessary and iconic nonetheless. There are just over 30 patch changes so most songs will only have just one or two patches each. This is the primary piano book so there are various different acoustic sounding pianos with the proper effects, along with Farfisa Organ, String and Synth Pad layers, as well as some Fender Rhodes and the all important Disco glock. The book can be rhythmically challenging at times so have your MD or best player play this book.
Keyboard 2 has over 40 unique synth sounds and close to 100 patch changes. Although not as technically challenging to play as Keyboard 1, it has some of the most recognizable and iconic synth sounds in this show. An advanced high school player could easily navigate this book. Most of the sounds are Analog in nature and include strings, pads, leads, woodwinds, with some piano, guitar, and organ in there as well.
Keyboard 3 is the most heavily programmed of all 4 books with nearly 70 unique sounds and patches and close to 120 patch changes. You would likely need an advanced player on this book due to the requirements as far as playing the notes and navigating the programming. Like Keyboard 2, the programming is almost all synth based but this book also has some of the triggered Riffs found in songs such as Mamma Mia and SOS. The other great thing about the programming is not just the sounds but all of the effects that give each sound their iconic presence. This includes the proper reverbs, EQ, and delay to mention a few. The sounds in this book range from Pianos and Pads to EP’s and Organs with a fair amount of saxes, strings, guitars, and percussion mixed in.
Keyboard 4 contains about 50 unique patches and close to 100 patch changes. This book is best played by a more advanced and experienced player. The sounds in this book contain everything from strings, guitar, harp, rhodes, synth pads, synth bass, brass, and woodwinds, and also contain some of the iconic arpeggiated riffs in Lay All Your Love On Me . There is truly not a book you can leave out and still convey the same energy of an ABBA song.
ORIGINAL KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER
Synthesizer Programming by: Nick Gilpin
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book by: Catherine Johnson
Music by: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus
Lyrics by: Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson
Additional material by: Martin Koch
Music arranged by: Martin Koch
Musical Director: David Holcenberg
Music orchestrated by: Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus and Martin Koch
Musical Supervisor: Martin Koch
Conducted by: David Holcenberg
Associate Conductor: Rob Preuss
Keyboard 1: David Holcenberg
Keyboard 2: Steve Marzullo
Keyboard 3: Rob Preuss
Keyboard 4: Myles Chase
Guitar 1 (Acoustic, Electric guitars): Doug Quinn
Guitar 2 (Electric, Acoustic, 12-string guitars): Jeff Campbell
Bass: Paul Adamy
Drums: Gary Tillman
Percussion: David Nyberg
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller
ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!
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