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FRANK
ZAPPA
Composer Brochure
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ORCHESTRA -
ORCHESTRA
Bob in Dacron and Sad Jane
for orchestra (1975)
Orchestra instrumentation: pic.4.4(4.ca).4(2.Ebcl
4.bcl).4(4.cbsn)-8.4(flhn).4ttbn.btbn.1-timp.6perc(perc1: bells, marac, cym (pair), casts, clav, popgun, tri.
perc2: mar, tam-t, sleigh bells, guiro, tamb, slapstick, marac, tri, chimes. perc3: vib, tri, sleigh bells, casts,
slapstick, popgun, wind machine. perc4: xyl, pic s.d, loose field drum, small cyms, tri, finger cym, wdbl,
casts, slapstick, popgun, chimes. perc5: concert s.d, pic s.d, field drum, large cyms, 5tempbl, bell tree,
thai gong. perc6: huge b.d, field drum, tam-t, low gong, low balinese gong, floor tom).opt drum
set-hp.pno-str
22' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1983 Conductor: Kent Nagano London Symphony Orchestra
Mo and Herb's Vacation
for orchestra (1979)
3 movements
Orchestra instrumentation: pic.4(3,4.afl).4(4.ca).4(4.bcl).4(4.cbsn)-8.4.4.btbn.1-timp.6perc(perc1: drum
set, xyl, bells, clav, marac, casts, slapstick, low tempbl, tri, cym (pair), police whistle, popgun, greyhound
bus air horn. perc2: mar, chimes, 2wdbl, sleigh bells, tam-t, cym (pair), cowbell, slapstick, tamb, guiro.
perc3: vib, clav, slapstick, 2tri, finger cym, sleigh bells, popgun. perc4: b.d, concert s.d, pic s.d, field
drum, xyl, wdbl, 2timbales, casts, slapstick, tri, finger cym, small cym, sus cym, h.h, popgun, Ooga horn,
syndrum. perc5: mar, concert s.d, pic s.d, field drum, bng, tempbl, 2wdbl, bell tree, large cyms, low
cowbell, sleigh bell, tri, small dinner gong, low Chinese opera gong, lion's roar. perc6: huge b.d, s.d, field
drum, floor tom, 5tempbl, casts, tri, small Chinese opera gong, 5Balinese gongs, tam-t, garbage
cans)-pno-str(elec db)
28' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1983 Conductor: Kent Nagano London Symphony Orchestra
Envelopes
for symphony orchestra (1981)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2(1.pic).2.4(4.bcl).2.cbsn-4.2.2.2 -timp.6perc(perc1: bells, tri. perc2: cym
(pair), tam-t, chimes, casts. perc3: tri, vib. perc4: s.d, pic s.d, xyl, cym (pair), tri. perc5: mar, s.d, pic s.d,
bell tree. perc6: b.d, pic s.d, tam-t, tempbl, casts)-str
3' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1983 London (UK) Conductor: Kent Nagano London Symphony Orchestra
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Dupree's Paradise
for orchestra (1982-1984)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2.2.ca.2.bcl.1-2.2.2.1-3perc(mar, b.d, concert s.d, bells, low gong, chimes,
low wdbl, slapstick, popgun, vib, xyl, b.d, pic s.d, tam-t, chimes, casts, cym (pair), Chinese cyms,
slapstick)-hp.2pno(cel)-str
8' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1984 Paris (F) Conductor: Pierre Boulez Ensemble Intercontemporain
Pedro's Dowry
for orchestra (1983)
Orchestra instrumentation: pic.4.3.ca.4(2.cbcl, 3.Ebcl, 4.bcl).4(4.cbsn)-8.4.2.btbn.1-timp.6perc(perc1:
drum set, xyl, small sus cym, tri, cym (pair), bells. perc2: mar, tamb, tri, chimes, tam-t, 5wdbl, cow bell.
perc3: vib, casts, large tri, cym (pair), 2bng. perc4: xyl, b.d, s.d, 2timbales, cym (pair), casts, sleigh bells,
cow bell, 2wdbl. perc5: mar, cym (pair), cow bells, bell tree, lion's roar, tempbl, Thai gong, small dinner
gong, casts. perc6: huge b.d, 5r. toms, tempbl, low gong, opera gong, tam-t,
casts)-hp.pno(cel)-str(fretless elec db)
10' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1983 Conductor: Kent Nagano London Symphony Orchestra
Strictly Genteel
for orchestra (1983)
Orchestra instrumentation: pic.4(4.pic).4(4.ca).4(3.Ebcl 4.bcl).4(4.cbsn)-8.3.3.btbn.1-timp.6perc(xyl, vib,
mar, tri, sus cym, med sus cym, large sus cym, bells, bell tree, high cow bell, low gong, 3tam-t, large
tamb, 2s.d, 2pic s.d, 2tom-t, 2field drum, 2timbales, huge b.d, lion's roar, chimes, ratchet, casts, casts on
stick, 4wdbl, 5tempbl, 2cyms, large cyms, squeeze bulb hn)-str
7' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1983 London (UK) Conductor: Kent Nagano London Symphony Orchestra
Sinister Footwear
for orchestra (1984)
Orchestra instrumentation: 5(3.pic
4,5.afl).2bfl.4(3,4.ca).4(Ebcl).3bcl(3.cbcl).2ssax.2asax.2tsax.barsax.5(5.cbsn)-8.4(1.tpt in
d).4.btbn.1-timp.6perc(2xyl, vib, 2mar, 3tri, large tri, bells, 2sets of sleigh bells, 3bell tree, 3cow bell,
tamb, low gong, Chinese opera gong, 2tam-t, s.d, 2pic s.d, 2r. tom, field drum, 3cong, 4bng, huge b.d,
bamboo chimes, chimes, wind chimes, 2marac, 2small marac, casts, 2casts(on stand), 7wdbl, 11tempbl,
sandbl, 3clav, mark tree, 4cyms, Chinese cyms, windmachine, cricket, slap stick, mark tree, guiro, large
rattle, whistle, car horn, 2thunder sheet)-hp.pno-elec vn.fender rhodes.egtr.ebgtr.drum set-str
25' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1984 Berkeley, CA (USA) Conductor: Kent Nagano Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
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The Perfect Stranger
for orchestra (1984)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2(2afl).2(2ca).2.bcl.1-2.2.2.1-3perc(perc1 and 3: mar, b.d, s.d, bells, low gong,
chimes, marac, sleigh bells, 2wdbl, tri, casts, slapstick. perc2: vib, xyl, b.d, pic s.d, tam-t, chimes, casts,
tri, chinese cym (pair), popgun)-hp.2pno(2cel)-str
13' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1984 Paris, Theatre de la Ville (F) Conductor: Pierre Boulez Ensemble Intercontemporain
Peaches En Regalia
for orchestra (2000)
Orchestra instrumentation: 1.1(obdam).1(tsax).1-1.2.1.1-3perc(vib, b.d, tom-t, glsp, drum set, cow bells,
car horn, mar, cym (pair), bng, tempbl)-2gtr.2kybd.pno-2vn.2va.2vc.ebass
3' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 2000 Kln (D) Conductor: Peter Etvs Ensemble Modern
Get Whitey
for orchestra
Orchestra instrumentation: 1(afl).1(ca).1.bcl.1(cbsn)-2.1.1.btbn.1-3perc(perc1: timp, mar, cowbells.
perc2: chimes, crot, gong, glsp, tam-t. perc3: vib, cemb)-gtr.mand.hp.pno-str
7' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1992 Frankfurt/Main, Alte Oper (D) Conductor: Peter Rundel Ensemble Modern
Revised Music for Low Budget Symphony Orchestra
for orchestra
transcribed by Ali N. Askin and Bruce Fowler
Orchestra instrumentation: 1(afl).1(ca).1.bcl(tsax).1-1.1.flugelhn.1.1-3perc(perc1: vib, b.d, tom-t, s.d,
cym, wdbl. perc2: drum set, cow bell, car horn. perc3: mar, cym, s.d, cow bell, bng, gong, b.d, chime
tree, jaw bone, slapstick, tempbl)-egtr.ebgtr.mand.hp.pno-2vn(elec vn).2va.2vc
8' 0''
Material on hire
G-Spot Tornado
for orchestra
transcribed by Ali N. Askin (1992)
Orchestra instrumentation: 1(pic).1.1(Ebcl).bcl.1(perc ad lib.)-2(perc ad lib.).2(2.pic tpt).2(perc ad
lib.).1(perc ad lib.)-3perc(perc1: 2bng, tub bells, xyl, cym (pair), large tam-t, tamb, tri, wdbl, cowbell.
perc2: 2wdbl, low tom-t, h.h, cym. perc3: 4tom-t, b.d, glsp, cym (pair), crash cym,
cabaa)-gtr.mand.hp.cel.pno-2vn.va.vc.elec db
5' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1992 Frankfurt/Main, Alte Oper (D) Conductor: Peter Rundel; Frank Zappa Ensemble Modern
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CHAMBER ORCHESTRA - ENSEMBLE
Lumpy Gravy
for chamber orchestra (1967-1968)
arranged and transcribed by Andrew Digby
Orchestra instrumentation: 1.1.1.tsax.1-1.1.1.0-3perc(I. drum set; II. cym, bell tree, s.d, b.d, field drum,
tamb, timbales, guiro, casts, tam-t, bells, sleigh bells, low gong, Balinese gong, Chinese drum, timp; III.
glsp, vib, mar, bell tree, cym, guiro, marac, tam-t, 3 gongs, Chinese blocks, b.d, Balinese gong,
timp)-pno.kybd.2egtr-str(1.1.1.1.1)
9' 0''
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The Dog Breath Variations/Uncle Meat
Dog/Meat (1970)
for chamber orchestra
transcribed by Ali N. Askin
Orchestra instrumentation: 1(pic.afl).1(ca).1.bcl.1.cbsn-2.2.2(1ttbn.2btbn).1-3perc(perc1: tamb, mar,
5cow bells, s.d, 5wdbl, mark tree, crash cym. perc2: casts, marac, glsp, cym (pair), 5wdbl, 5tom-t, pic s.d,
2bng, 5tempbl. perc3: huge b.d, 5wdbl, 5tom-t, 5tempbl, vib, bell tree, casts, field
drum)-mand.banjo.hp.cel.pno-2vn.va.vc.elec bass[no db]
6' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1992 Frankfurt/Main, Alte Oper (D) Conductor: Peter Rundel Ensemble Modern
Pedro's Dowry
for chamber orchestra (1975)
Orchestra instrumentation: 3(1.pic).3(3.ca).3(Ebcl, bcl, cbcl).3(3.cbsn)-4.3.3(btbn).1-4perc(perc1: bells,
xyl, small tri, small sus cym, medium Chinese opera gong, Balinese gong, cym (pair), 5tempbl, 5cowbells,
doorbell. perc2: e.vib, medium tri, 5timp, tamb, high Chinese Opera gong, Balinese gongs, medium
opera gong, tam-t, deep tam-t, casts. perc3: e.mar, large tri, casts, 5small garbage cans, Thai gong, low
Thai gong, bng, rhythm logs. perc4: xyl, b.d, loose b.d, s.d, 5garbage cans, cym (pair), tam-t, cowbell, tri,
chimes, 5wdbl, bng)-kybd1(Clavinet, grand piano, celesta, Arp 2600, Arp String Ensemble, small
tamb).kybd2(Clavinet, grand piano, Minimoog, tamb).kybd3(Clavinet, Minimoog, tamb).amp hp-amp str
8' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1975 Los Angeles, CA, Royce Hall, UCLA (USA) Conductor: Michael Zearott
Naval Aviation in Art?
for chamber ensemble (1977)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2.2.2.bcl.1-2.2.2.1-3perc(bells, vib)-hp.pno-3vn.2va.2vc.db
3' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1984 Paris, Theatre de la Ville (F) Conductor: Pierre Boulez Ensemble Intercontemporain
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The Beltway Bandits
for ensemble (2000)
Orchestra instrumentation: 1.1.1(ssax).1-1.2.0.0-2perc(vib, drum set)-2gtr.mand.hp.3kybd(hammond,
e.pno)-ebass
4' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 2000 Kln (D) Conductor: Peter Etvs Ensemble Modern
The Dangerous Kitchen
for chamber orchestra with voice
arranged by Ali N. Askin
transcribed by Steve Vai
Orchestra instrumentation: 1(whistle, plastic bag).1(newspaper).1(crickets, rattle).tsax.0.cbsn(cow
moo)-1(toy laser gun, softdrink can, chips bag).2(1.egg shaker, Chinese rattel drum 2.cow moo, sm
marac).1(ratchet, egg shaker).1-3perc(I. b.d, lg b.d, s.d, 4 toms, cym, casts; II. cym, cow bell, egg shaker,
drum set; III. b.d, 2 bng, s.d, cym, casts, sm cow bell, 4 tempbl, sm tam, guiro, chime
tree)-egtr.mandola.hp.pno.electric bass-str(1.1.1.2.0)-voice
3' 0''
Material on hire
The Girl in the Magnesium Dress
for chamber ensemble
Orchestra instrumentation: 3perc(perc1: vib, cemb. perc2: tub bells, xyl. perc3: mar)-gtr.mand.hp.cel.pno
5' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1992 Frankfurt/Main, Alte Oper (D) Conductor: Peter Rundel Ensemble Modern
Be-Bop Tango
for chamber orchestra
transcribed by Ali N. Askin (1992)
Orchestra instrumentation: pic.1(afl,clav).1(marac).1(tri).tsax(cym).1(jingle
bells)-2.2.1.btbn.1-3perc(perc1: sandpaper blocks, casts, bng, mar, cow bells, 2crot, cym (pair), 2tam-t.
perc2: 2s.d, 5tom-t, 4wdbl, 2bng, glsp, marac, sus cym. perc3: 3timp, b.d, 5tom-t,
rute)-gtr.mand.hp.pno-2vn(1.agogo 2.vibraslap).1va(metal guiro).1vc(large guiro).1db(small cym)
4' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1992 Frankfurt/Main, Alte Oper (D) Conductor: Peter Rundel Ensemble Modern
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The Dangerous Kitchen
for chamber orchestra with voice
arranged by Ali N. Askin and Hubert Steiner
transcribed by Steve Vai
Orchestra instrumentation: 1(whistle, plastic bag).1(newspaper).1(crickets, rattle).tsax.0.cbsn(cow
moo)-1(toy laser gun, softdrink can, chips bag).2(1.egg shaker, chinese rattle drum 2.cow moo, sm
marac).1(ratchet, egg shaker).1-3perc(I. b.d, lg b.d, s.d, 4 toms, cym, casts; II. cym, cow bell, egg shaker,
drum set; III. b.d, 2 bng, s.d, cym, casts, sm cow bell, 4 tempbl, sm tam, guiro, chime
tree)-egtr.mandola.hp.pno.electric bass-str(1.1.1.2.0)-voice
3' 0''
Material on hire
Outrage at Valdez
for ensemble
Orchestra instrumentation: 1(afl).1.1.bcl.1(cbsn)-2.1.flhn.1.btbn.1-3perc(egg shaker, large b.d, glsp, tub
bells, mar, low tam-t)-gtr.mand.hp.cel.pno-2vn.va.vc.db
3' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1992 Frankfurt/Main, Alte Oper (D) Conductor: Peter Rundel Ensemble Modern
WIND ORCHESTRA - WIND ENSEMBLE
The Dog Breath Variations
for wind ensemble with rock band (1970)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2(1,2.pic.afl).2(1,2.ca).3.bcl.2.cbsn-4.2.2.2-3perc(perc1: pic s.d, marac, bells,
cym (pair), 5wdbl, bell tree, casts on stand. perc2: concert s.d, xyl, 5cowbells, 2wdbl, tamb, bell tree,
mark tree. perc3: vib, huge b.d, field drum, wdbl, 5tempbl, mark tree, marac, tam-t, 2bng, casts on
stand)-2kybd(electric tack piano, Fender Rhodes CS-80)-egtr.ebgtr.eperc(vib, mar, chimes,
syndrum)-drum set(s.d, 3floor toms, h.h, crash cym, ride cym, casts)
6' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1991 Cincinnati University Wind Ensemble
Envelopes
for wind ensemble and rock band (1981)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2(1.pic).2.4(4.bcl).2-4.2.2.2-3perc(clav, tri, bells, bell tree, tam-t, xyl, chime
(G), 2high cowbells, concert s.d, cym (pair), xyl, chimes, bells, 3b.d, concert s.d, wdbl, tempbl, casts,
tam-t)-gtr.elec bgtr.kybd(grand piano).kybd(grand piano, CS-80).eperc(vib, mar, bells, syndrum).drum
set(b.d, s.d, tom-t, r. toms, bng, h.h, crash cym, rivet cym, ride cym, tiny cym, cowbell, casts)-2db
3' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1991 Cincinnati University Wind Ensemble
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CHAMBER MUSIC -
- STRING ENSEMBLE QUARTETS
Questi Cazzi Di Piccione
for string quartet
3' 0''
Material on hire
QUINTETS
Ill Revised
arranged for string quintet 1992 (1985)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2vn.va.vc.db
2' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1985 The Kronos Quartet
None of the Above
arranged for string quintet 1992 (1985)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2vn.va.vc.db
2' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1985 The Kronos Quartet
- WIND ENSEMBLES QUINTETS
Number 6
for Wind Quintet (1981)
2' 6''
Material on hire
Wind Quintet
(1984)
0' 43''
Material on hire
Times Beach
Movement III transcribed by Ali Askin (1985)
for chamber ensemble
4' 0''
Material on hire
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Harry You're a Beast / Orange County Lumber Truck
for brass quintet and drum set
arranged by Jon Nelson (1993)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2tpt.hn.tbn.tba-drum set
1' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1993 Meridian Arts Ensemble
Big Swifty
for brass quintet and drum set
arranged by Jon Nelson (1993)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2tpt.hn.tbn.tba-drum set
5' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1993 Meridian Arts Ensemble
T'Mershi Duween
for brass quintet and drum set
arranged by Jon Nelson (1993)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2tpt.hn.tbn.tba-drum set
2' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1993 Meridian Arts Ensemble
Dupree's Paradise
for brass quintet and drum set
arranged by Jon Nelson (1993)
Orchestra instrumentation: 2tpt.hn.tbn.tba-drum set
4' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1993 Meridian Arts Ensemble
SEXTETS AND MORE INSTRUMENTS
Times Beach
Movement II transcribed by Ali Askin (1985)
for chamber ensemble
8' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: May 8, 1985 Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY Aspen Wind Quintet
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VOCAL MUSIC -
- SYMPHONIC VOCAL WORKS SPEAKER WITH ORCHESTRA OR ENSEMBLE
The Adventures of Greggery Peccary
for male voice, 2 actors, narrator and orchestra (2000)
transcribed by Ali N. Askin (2009)
text by Frank Zappa
Orchestra instrumentation: 1(afl.pic).1(ca).2(1.Ebcl.2.bcl.tsax).1-1.2(1.pictp.2.flugelhn).1.1-3perc(xyl, b.d,
cym, vib, tempbl, dinner gong, bend gong, 2tam-t, s.d, cast, ratchet, tom-t, chimes, pop gun,
3typewriters with high bell, tub bells, tamb, glsp, jaw bone, bell tree, flexatone,
mar)2kybd-mand.2gtr.bgtr.hp-str
25' 0''
Material on hire
SOLO VOICE WITH ORCHESTRA OR INSTRUMENTS
The Dangerous Kitchen
for chamber orchestra with voice
arranged by Ali N. Askin
transcribed by Steve Vai
Orchestra instrumentation: 1(whistle, plastic bag).1(newspaper).1(crickets, rattle).tsax.0.cbsn(cow
moo)-1(toy laser gun, softdrink can, chips bag).2(1.egg shaker, Chinese rattel drum 2.cow moo, sm
marac).1(ratchet, egg shaker).1-3perc(I. b.d, lg b.d, s.d, 4 toms, cym, casts; II. cym, cow bell, egg shaker,
drum set; III. b.d, 2 bng, s.d, cym, casts, sm cow bell, 4 tempbl, sm tam, guiro, chime
tree)-egtr.mandola.hp.pno.electric bass-str(1.1.1.2.0)-voice
3' 0''
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SOLO VOICES, CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA OR INSTRUMENTS
Penis Dimension and I'm Stealing the Room
for mixed chorus, solo voices and orchestra (1969)
lyrics by Frank Zappa
Orchestra instrumentation: instrumentation for Penis Dimension -
pic.4(3.afl.4.bfl).4(4.ca).4(4.bcl).2asax.bsax.3.cbsn-8.4.4.btbn.1-timp.6perc(perc1: drum set, bells, xyl,
cym, sus cym, 2tri, large dull cow bell, slapstick, guiro. perc2: chimes, tam-t, 2cow bells, 4wdbl, large
tamb, tam-t, cym (pair). perc3: vib, small crash cym, sus cym, finger cym, small tri, squeeze bulb horn,
clav, 2bng, ratchet, tamb, wind machine. perc4: pic s.d, s.d, field drum, floor tom, 2timb, small bead b.d,
ratchet, popgun, tamb, sizzle cym. perc5: mar, pic s.d, s.d, floor tom, small tamb, lion's roar, Chinese
cym, Thai gong, small dinner gong, small cheap cym, cym, 4tempbl, casts. perc6: huge b.d, field drum,
4Balinese gongs, 2Chinese opera gongs, small dinner gong, low gong, tam-t, very large tri, 2
anvils)-hp.acc.pno-str(elec db) instrumentation for I'm Stealing the Room -
pic.4.4(4.ca).4(4.bcl).2asax.bsax.4(1.cbsn)-8.4(4Ctpt).4.btbn.1-timp.perc(perc1: bells, 2cow bells, crash
cym. perc2: mar, chimes, cym (pair), tam-t. perc3: vib, 2wdbl, 2bng, sus cym, wind machine. perc4: xyl,
s.d, pic s.d, 2timbales, 2cow bells, tamb, sizzle cym. perc5: mar, s.d, Chinese cym, Chinese gong, Thai
gong, 2wdbl, casts. perc6: huge b.d, s.d, field drum, 2timbales, 2garbage cans, small Chinese gong,
4Balinese gongs, tam-t, small cheap suspended cym, 2anvils)-ebgtr.hp.acc.pno-drum set-str
10' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1969 (USA) Conductor: Zubin Mehta Los Angeles Philharmonic
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200 MOTELS - The Suites
based on the score for Frank Zappa's 1971 film, "200 Motels" (1970)
for large orchestra, chorus, soprano, vocal soloists, rock ensemble
Cast of characters: Narrator male voice - Mark high male voice - Howard high male voice - Group
Voices minimum 2 male voices - Cowboy Burt male voice - Janet female voice - Lucy female
voice - Frank male voice - Rance low male voice - Jeff male voice - Donovan / Good Conscience
male voice - Ginger / Bad Conscience male voice - Larry the Dwarf high male or medium female
voice - Soprano Solo - SSAATTBarBass (optional boy sopranos)
Orchestra instrumentation: pic.4(all pic, 3.afl, 4.bfl).4(4.ca).4(3.Ebcl,
4.bcl).2tsax(2asax).bsax(barsax).4(4.cbsn)-8.4(all tpt in C, 3.tpt in D, 4.flugelhn).4.btbn.1-8perc(I. crot,
bells, tri [sm], tri [lg], sus cym, bell tree, cow bell [sm], cow bell [lg], gong [low], tam-t, tamb, chimes,
guiro, ratchet, casts, 2wdbl, 4tempbl, wind machine, pistol shot, slap stick, thumb pno [sm], thumb pno;
II. xyl, vib, mar, tri [sm], sus cym, tamb [sm], tamb, bng [h], bng [low], lion's roar, chimes, casts, casts
[on stick], clay, 2wdbl, 4tempbl, Balinese gong [h], Balinese gong [med], Balinese gong [low], slap stick,
b.d [sm], cheap sus cym, dead b.d; III. xyl, vib, tri [sm], cym (pair), sus cym [sm], sus cym, gong [low],
tam-t, tamb [sm], tamb [lg], tamb, b.d [lg], chimes, ratchet, casts, clav, 4tempbl, Balinese gong, dull
cowbell, piccolo s.d, slap stick, squeeze-bulb horn [sm], field drum; IV. xyl, mar, tri, cym (pair) [lg], sus
cym, cow bell, tamb [sm], tamb [lg], s.d, gong [med], gong [low], tam-t, timbale [h], timbale [low], b.d
[sm], ratchet, clav, 4wdbl, 2wdbl, wdbl, 4tempbl, piccolo s.d, pop gun, slap stick, field drum, loose field
drum, 4Balinese gonds [med], Chinese tom, Chinese drum [sm], dead b.d [sm], loose b.d [sm]; V. vib,
mar, tri, tri [sm], tri [lg], cym (pair), cym [low], sus cym, sus cym [med], sus cym [lg], cow bell [h], cow
bell [low], gong [med], tam-t, 2anvil, tamb, tamb [lg], s.d, b.d [sm], ratchet, clav, 2wdbl, 4tempbl,
2cha-cha cow bells, piccolo s.d, tight field drum, slap stick, cheap sus cym [sm], loose b.d [sm], splash
cym [sm], tiny cym, Chinese rivet cym, Balinese gong, Balinese gong [lg], largest Balinese gong, low
gamelan gong; VI. bell tree, sus cym [lg], gong [low], s.d, cong, timbales [low], b.d, b.d [lg], b.d [med],
b.d [low], ten d, 2wdbl, timp, thumb pno, thumb pno [lg], piccolo s.d, field drum, 2bright toms [sm],
rivet cym, dead b.d [sm], dinner gong [sm], sus Chinese cym, dull cow bell [lg], Balinese gong; VII. timp;
VIII. drum set)-3gtr.hp.3pno(1.cel, 2.cel, hpd).acc.electric bass-str rock ensemble: tbn, electric
asax(barsax), egtr, 2kybd, electric bass, drum set
90' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: October 23, 2013 Los Angeles, CA (USA) Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Bogus Pomp
for SATB chorus, 3 boy sopranos and orchestra (1975)
orchestration by David Ocker (1983)
lyrics by Frank Zappa
Orchestra instrumentation: pic(cellophane and cigarettes).4(3,4.afl. 1-4.cellophane and cigarettes).4(4.ca,
1, 2 cellophane and cigarettes).4(4.bcl).4(cbsn)-8(cellophane and cigarettes).4(4.flhn. 1-4.cellophane and
cigarettes).4ttbn(cellophane and cigarettes).tbn(cellophane and cigarettes).1-timp(cellophane and
cigarettes).6perc(perc1: bells, xyl, piatti, sleigh bells, headless tamb, 4tempbl, casts, marac, tri, glass wind
chimes, duck call, large dull cowbell. perc2: chimes, tam-t, large tamb, slapstick, 2cowbells, sleigh bells,
casts on stick, casts on stand, 2wdbl, marac, glass wind chimes, piatti. perc3: vib, 2tri, sus cym, piatti,
2bng, ratchet, wind machine, lion's roar, bamboo wind chimes, slapstick, jaw bone. perc4: xyl, concert
s.d, pic s.d, field drum, small b.d, 2timbales, 2cong, sus cym, finger cym, small tri, 2wdbl, cast, thumb
piano, police whistle. perc5: mar, concert s.d, pic s.d, field drum, piatti, bell tree, low Chinese opera
gong, Thai Gong, 2 wdbl, guiro, small tamb, thumb piano, clav, glass wind chimes. perc6: huge b.d, s.d,
tam-t, 4Balinese gongs, 5r. toms, 4Chinese opera gongs, small tri, glass wind chimes, marac, 4 tempbl.
opt drum set)-hp.pno(cel)-str
25' 0''
Material on hire
Premiere: ca. 1983 Conductor: Kent Nagano
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