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Fantasy on Mr Hyde's Song

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Donald Grantham

Donald Grantham


General Info

Year: 1998
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Piquant Press
Cost: Score and Parts - $300.00 (rental)   |   Score Only - $45.00


Instrumentation

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bongos
  • Conga
  • Flexitone
  • Guiro
  • Maracas (2)
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Ratchet
  • Siren Whistle
  • Suspended Cymbal (small, medium, large)
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Timbales (3)
  • Trap Set (with Cowbell)
  • Triangle (very small)
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes, Metal
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Commissioned by the United States Navy Band.

- Program Note by publisher


Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Donald Grantham was inspired to compose this work by a line he read in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: "Hyde had a song upon his lips as he made the drugs, and as he drank it, toasted the dead man." Grantham wondered what sort of music the monster would be singing, and so he composed music that he thought might represent that moment. He wanted to be jaunty, yet sinister, with a bit of a cinematic flare -- think Spencer Tracy stalking the foggy streets of London in the 1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

- Program Note from live interview with Donald Grantham by Jerry Junkin, October 2015


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References