Licensing Company: MTI
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn’t everything.
This orchestration is based on the Original 2005 Broadway Production.
This show is orchestrated to be player-conducted from the Piano book. There are two keyboards in this show but only the Synth book has any programming. KeyboardTEK has meticulously recreated the Broadway programming using the exact hardware that was used in the original production in conjunction with the original orchestrator. These sounds are the exact sounds heard on the Broadway Cast Recording.
The synth book is heavily programmed and requires an advanced player who can navigate the part and all of the patch changes. Many of the patches in this book are synth based sounds such as pads, EP’s, polysynths, accordion, organ, harpsichord, harmonica, and Vox pads to name just a few but all are very specific and integral to the sound of this show. There are lots of fast patch changes as well as complex mappings and triggers which KeyboardTEK has programmed. This book also covers the Bass lines since there is no bass in the orchestration so the left hand in this book covers that sound.
This is a very rewarding book to play but will require lots of preparation with the programming to feel comfortable.
ORIGINAL MUSICAL EQUIPMENT USED
Roland JV1080 Sound Module
ORIGINAL KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER
Synthesizer Programming: Bruce Samuels
ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM
Music & Lyrics: William Finn
Orchestrator: Michael Starobin
Book by: Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by: Rachel Sheinkin
Based on “C-R-E-P-U-S-C-U-L-E” an original play by The Farm
Music Director & Conductor: Vadim Feichtner
Additional Material: Jay Reiss
Vocal Arrangements: Carmel Dean
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller
ORIGINAL 2005 BROADWAY ORCHESTRA
Keyboard 1 & Conductor: Vadim Feichtner
Synth & Associate Conductor: Carmel Dean
Drums & Percussion: Glenn Rhian
Reeds: Rick Heckman
Cello: Amy Ralske
Sound Designer: Dan Moses Schreir
Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.
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