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Selections from "Cats"

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. John Edmondson)


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General Info

Year: 1981
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I
Oboe I
Bassoon I
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical sensation Cats has given us some of the most exhilarating songs in musical theater today. This superb medley by John Edmondson captures the mystique and emotion of the hit show that repeatedly sold out in New York. Featuring clever songs about cats such as: Old Gumbie Cat, Skimbleshanks, Jellicle Cats, MacCavity, the Mystery Cat, and Memory.

- Program Note by publisher


Although he was the deviser of the children's board game Calamity!, Andrew Lloyd-Webber is far better known to the world as the composer of hit musicals. The most popular and commercially successful of these is the one based on 14 poems from T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cat that his mother often read to him when he was a young boy.

The musical does not have any story to speak of, and no spoken dialogue, and yet it won seven Tony awards and was the second longest running show in the history of Broadway, topped only by Phantom of the Opera. All of the whiskers, tails and toe shoes were hung up for the last in September 2000 after nearly 18 years and a record-setting 7485 performances.

- Program Note by Gold Coast Wind Ensemble


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) – 19 May 2019
  • Encore Concert Band (Makena, Ill.) (Bill Schuetter, conductor) – 7 May 2017
  • State College (Penn.) Area Municipal Band (Ned Deihl, conductor) – 10 April 2016

Vienna (VA) Community Band (Katherine Wilson, conductor) - 26 October 2014


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Webber, A.; Eliot, T.; Edmondson, J. (1981). Selections from "Cats" [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.