Pantomime (Prague version - score only)
Composer: Gary Carpenter
Catalogue no: CM287S | ISMN M-57034-916-6
A woodwind ensemble version of this popular concert work originally written (CM141) for the same combination of 13 wind instruments as Mozart's famous Serenade in Bb. Here the 4 horns are replaced by saxophones, the basset horns by clarinet and bass clarinet, and the double bass by contra bassoon.
It's known as the "Prague" version because it was written for a recording of Woodwind Orchestra music recorded in Prague as part of a project put together by conductor Shea Lolin and composer Christopher Hussey (see twistedskyscape.com).
Gary Carpenter writes:
"Much of the material of Pantomime is derived from the music I wrote for the Unicorn Children's Theatre 1994/95 Christmas musical play Aladdin (book by Andy Rashleigh). This little divertimento, like the original show, attempts to invoke the shadowy and half-forgotten world of smoky Music Halls, Vaudeville, Burlesque and their later, often televisual, incarnations."
Performers: Czech Philharmonic Wind Ensemble - Shea Lolin (conductor)
Label: Legni Classics