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SEASIDE CONCERTO for Mighty Wurlitzer (or Organ) and Orchestra
by Paul Lewis
Goodmusic Concert Originals GMCO148

Catalogue Number: GMCO148

Difficulty level: E What's this?

ISMN: 9790222303256

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Orchestration: Flute (db.Piccolo), Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, 2 Horns in F, Trumpet in Bb, Trombone, Timpani, Percussion 1-3 players: [can be played by one player with drum kit + extra instruments] Cymbals (clashed and suspended), Snare Drum, Bass drum [or drum kit], Triangle, Wood Block, Tam-tam, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone)
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)
Mighty Wurlitzer or Organ

Seaside Concerto is a celebration of a world of seaside music, now vanished, that I witnessed as a child. My violinist mother and her siblings played in silent movie picture houses in London in their teens, and with the advent of talkies my Aunt Gladys performed interludes on the Mighty Wurlitzer between films. After moving to Brighton at the outbreak of World War II the family remained leading members of the light music scene from Hastings to Worthing for over forty years, my mother, my Uncle Sam and his wife also playing in the Worthing Municipal Orchestra, now the Worthing Symphony Orchestra for whom this work was written.
The movements are:
1. Horrificoso! - Silent movie Gothic horror, Ghost Train on the pier and Chamber of Horrors at the Waxworks.
2. Sentimental Ballad and Waltz - Love song from an imaginary pre-war stage musical, holiday romances and dancing at the local ballroom.
3. Scherzo-on-Sea - All the fun of the vintage seafront with the assistance of the old-time popular song "Oh! I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside". Paul Lewis

Seaside Concerto was generously commissioned by John Gibbons and was premiered on April 2nd 2017 with Richard Hills at the Worthing Wurlitzer and John Gibbons conducting the Worthing Symphony Orchestra.

A PACK includes a full score, string parts 4/4/3/4/2 and all wind, brass and percussion parts and an organ part.
Duration 23 minutes

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