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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. Michael Sweeney)


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Subtitle: From 'Cats'


General Info

Year: 1981 / 1998
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $3.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
English Horn
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon
Tuba
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Cats is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot, and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Cats introduced the song standard Memory. The first performance of Cats was in 1981. As of 2015, Cats is the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. It won numerous awards, including Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards.

Memory, often incorrectly called "Memories", is sung by the character Grizabella, a one-time glamour cat who is now only a shell of her former self. The song is a nostalgic remembrance of her glorious past and a declaration of her wish to start a new life. Sung briefly in the first act and in full near the end of the show, Memory is the climax of the musical, and by far its most popular and well-known song. Its writers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Trevor Nunn received the 1981 Ivor Novello award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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