Charlie, the Chameleon

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General Info

Year: 2013
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Publisher: Musica et Orbi
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Charlie, the Chameleon is part of the Bestiarium Suite and tells the story of a hungry chameleon named Charlie who is hunting a cricket for breakfast. The intro reflects sounds of the rainforest and even the sound of a cricket chirping. After the intro, Charlie’s theme is played, which sounds a little awkward and out of time, like a chameleon walking. The music gradually becomes faster and faster as Charlie climbs a tree and hunts for his prey. The cricket is found and Charlie waits with quiet anticipation for the perfect moment to snare his prey with his tongue. The piece ends with an ascending flourish in the woodwinds followed by a triumphant stinger from the rest of the ensemble indicating Charlie’s success.

Program Note by Christine Higley for the University of Maryland Wind Ensemble concert program, 14 March 2022


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