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Highlights from "Cats"

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. John Glenesk Mortimer)


General Info

Year: 1981/ 2001
Duration: c. 7:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Marc Reift
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - CHF165.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe (optional)
Bassoon (optional)
Contrabassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Saxophone (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone (optional)
E-flat Cornet/Trumpet (optional)
B-flat Cornet/Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba
String Bass (optional)
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Glockenspiel
  • Mallets
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This medley from the Broadway music includes Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats, The Old Gumbie Cat, Out Deuteronomy, Skimbleshanks, the Raikway Cat, Mr. Mistoffelees, and Memory.

- Program Note from score


Cats is a sung-through musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the 1939 poetry collection Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. It tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make the "Jellicle choice" by deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside layer and come back to a new life.

As of 2019, Cats remains the fourth-longest-running Broadway show and the sixth-longest-running West End show.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 3 October 2021


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