Licensing Company: TRW
From the underground dance clubs of 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, comes the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love.
This licensed orchestration has been adapted from the Original 2009 Broadway Production.
This show is orchestrated for 2 keyboard books and is designed to be conducted from the Keyboard 1/PC chair. Only K2 has any programming.
Keyboard 1/PC is the primary piano book and has no other sounds or programming.
Keyboard 2 is primarily all Hammond B3 Organ registrations. KeyboardTEK has programmed all of these registrations as they were done in the original production and tour. This book will require an advanced player and someone with knowledge of how to play a Hammond Organ B3. Because this is primarily an organ book, if you have an actual Hammond Organ keyboard or another keyboard with unweighted keys, that would be best as it can be difficult to play a lot of the B3 techniques on a weighted keyboard, particularly with glissandi and falls. Having said that, this book can absolutely be done on a regular weighted keyboard.
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book by: Joe DiPietro
Music by: David Bryan
Lyrics by: Joe DiPietro and David Bryan
Based on a concept by: George W. George
Musical Director: Kenny Seymour
Music orchestrated by: Daryl Waters and David Bryan
Dance arrangements by: August Eriksmoen
Original 2009 Broadway Orchestra
Conducted by: Kenny Seymour
Associate Conductor: Shelton Becton
Keyboard 1: Kenny Seymour
Keyboard 2: Shelton Becton
Guitars: Michael Aarons
Bass: George Farmer
Drums: Clayton Craddock
Trumpet: Nicholas Marchione
Trombone: Mike Davis
Reeds: Tom Murray and Ken Hitchcock
Music Contractor: Michael Keller
Music Producer/Music Supervisor: Christopher Jahnke
Music Copying: Christopher Deschene
Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS is about a white radio DJ who wants to change the world and a black club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves– filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock ‘n’ roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical and two 2015 Olivier Awards, MEMPHIS features a Tony-winning book by Joe DiPietro and a Tony-winning original score with music by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan.