Whistle Down The Wind

Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and subsequent Richard Attenborough-produced film, Whistle Down the Wind follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman, together with Patricia Knop and Gale Edwards reset the original story in Louisiana in 1959.

Whistle Down The Wind

PROGRAMMED INSTRUMENTS

Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2
Keyboard 3
Keyboard 4

$275.00

Based on the novel by Mary Hayley Bell and subsequent Richard Attenborough-produced film, Whistle Down the Wind follows the fortunes of a fugitive caught between the prejudice of adults and the innocence of the young. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman, together with Patricia Knop and Gale Edwards reset the original story in Louisiana in 1959.

PROGRAMMING NOTES

This licensed version is an amalgamation of several professional productions including the Original 1998 West End London production and several of the subsequent tours. If you have licensed this show from RUG or any other licensing company other than Concord Theatricals, please email us first before ordering as our version of the programming may differ from other versions.

This version is orchestrated to be stick conducted from the podium. It has 3 keyboard books, 2 of which have programming.

Keyboard 1 is the primary piano book with a few other sounds. The entire K1 book could be played on a single piano sound without missing anything. Key 2 is primarily strings and Key 3 is mostly orchestral padding such as brass, percussion, celesta, orchestra hits, with little bit of piano. 

ORIGINAL MUSIC TEAM

Book by: Patricia Knop, Gale Edwards and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by: Jim Steinman
Based on the original novel by: Mary Hayley Bell
Based on the film produced by: Richard Attenborough
Based on the film directed by: Bryan Forbes
Based on the screenplay by: Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Music orchestrated and arranged by: David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber
Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Musical Director: Christopher Nightingale
Music Supervisor: Michael Reed

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Swallow, a 15-year-old girl growing up in America’s deep South in the fifties, discovers a mysterious man hiding out in a barn. When she asks who he is and the first words he utters are “Jesus Christ,” it’s as if all her prayers have been answered.

Swallow and the town’s other children vow to protect the stranger from the world that waits outside—the townspeople who are determined to catch a fugitive hiding in their midst. As fantasy and reality collide, Swallow is torn between the two and begins to discover who she is and where she is going.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s emotive score combines hauntingly beautiful love songs and explosive rock music, with lyrics by acclaimed Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler songwriter Jim Steinman. The score features “No Matter What,” which was covered by Boyzone, hitting number one in 18 countries.

Whistle Down the Wind contrasts the relentless influence of the modern world with the traditional values of the old days—something which the community at its heart yearns to return to.

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