Licensing Company: MTI
Sister Act Alternate (16 piece)
A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. This feel-good comedy smash is based on the hit film.
This version is based on the Original 2011 Broadway Production and is the larger of the two available orchestrations by MTI.
This version is designed to be stick conducted from the podium. There are 2 keyboards in this orchestration, both of them programmed. There is no Piano/Conductor score available with this larger orchestration so the conductor should use the provided Piano/Vocal score or you can request a set of Full Reference Scores at an additional cost from MTI.
Keyboard 1 is the primary piano book and has about 40 unique patches with right around 100 patch changes throughout the show. The programmed sounds include instruments such as various electric pianos, Harp, Organ, Bells, Strings, and synth elements such as pads and bells. This is a true groove show so your player should be comfortable playing pop, rock, R&B, and gospel styles.
Keyboard 2 is heavily programmed and is primarily strings. We often refer to it as the Disco String book, of course there are other patches as well such as Organ, Harp, pitched Percussion, and keyboard synthesizer sounds. There are over 300 patch changes and we have used a liberal amount of Auto Advance in the programming due to the sheer number of string articulations that exist in this book. This chair requires an advanced player who can play the nuances of the string section and who is comfortable with dense programming. This is an enjoyable book to learn and play.
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Book by: Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner
Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Glenn Slater
Additional book material by: Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the motion picture “Sister Act” by: Touchstone Pictures
Based on the motion picture “Sister Act” written by: Joseph Howard
Musical Director: Brent-Alan Huffman
Music orchestrated by: Doug Besterman
Dance arrangements by: Mark Hummel
Vocal arrangements by: Michael Kosarin
Incidental music arrangements by: Michael Kosarin
US National Tour Orchestra
Musical Supervisor: Michael Kosarin
Musical Coordinator: Talitha Fehr
Conducted by: Brent-Alan Huffman
Associate Conductor: Sue Drauss
Keyboards: Brent-Alan Huffman, Sue Drauss and Christopher Babbage
Bass: John Toney
Drums: Taurus Lovely
Reed I: Tansie Mayer
Reed II: Doug Lawrence
Trumpet I: Paul Baron
Trumpet II: John Hines
Trombone: Michael Joyce
Guitar: Darren Lucas
Music Preparation: Russell Anixter and Donald Rice
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
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