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Cabaret (Grevenbroek)

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John Kander

John Kander (arr. Ton van Grevenbroek)


Subtitle: Selections from the Musical


General Info

Year: 1966 / 2007
Duration: c. 12:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €166.80   |   Score Only (print) - €26.57


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F or E-flat I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including

  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Woodblock
  • Xylophone


Errata

In Score:

  • The subtitle on the cover is Selection from the Musical." The subtitle on the score is Musical Highlights.


Program Notes

Cabaret is a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit, inspiring numerous subsequent productions in London and New York, as well as the 1972 film by the same name. It is based on John Van Druten's 1951 play I Am a Camera, which was adapted from the short novel Goodbye to Berlin (1939) by Christopher Isherwood.

Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, it is based in nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around young American writer Cliff Bradshaw and his relationship with 19-year-old English cabaret performer Sally Bowles. A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. The club serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in late Weimar Germany.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Cabaret is a sparkling selection of the nicest tunes from the musical. The composition consists of five parts: Wilkommen, I don't care much, Maybe this Time, and Money, and, of course, the works concludes with the popular and impressive title song Cabaret. This piece is quite interesting for the band to play and challenges several soloists.

- Program Note from publisher


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