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scenes from childhood - complete scores & parts (downloadable)

Scenes from Childhood - Complete Scores & Parts (Downloadable)

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what you get

  • Complete scores and parts for "Bombshelter Beast," Night Watchmen," and Coming About" (downloadable PDF format)
  • Mp3s for all three movements
  • Access exclusive streaming audio interviews with members of the Maria Schneider Orchestra
  • Scott Robinson's Laboratory video
  • Tour of "Windom" video, Maria's hometown that inspired this composition
   This project was completed on 5/21/2008    read more

This includes scores and parts to all 3 movements of 'Scenes from Childhood' ('Bombshelter Beast,' 'Night Watchmen,' and 'Coming About.'). The performance time for the whole suite is about 35 minutes.  The whole suite maybe be played with acoustic bass, but on our recording, we used electric bass for the first two movements.  We also use theremin to make an air raid siren sound for the first movement.  It's not necessary to have that effect, but one college I went to, use a synth for that sound, and it was very effective.  It's a challenge to perform all movements, but with a strong group with eager soloists, it can be effective.

I've been interviewing the members of my band about their individual approaches to performing my music. These interviews are being streamed for you in your account in 'media shows.' The scores and parts are also in your account as 'downloads.' The interviews should help players and directors understand how to approach the music by tapping the experience of the magnificent musicians who have shaped it to be their own over the years.