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Bernstein, Leonard: Wonderful Town (concert version) - Concert version (1953) 75'
Musical comedy in two acts

Music Text

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Book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov; Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green (E)

Scoring

Major roles: 4 men, 2 women; minor roles: 15 men (with doubling), 3 women; chorus; dancers; Reed I(=fl,Ebcl,Bbcl,asax).Reed II(=Bbcl,bcl,asax,barsax).Reed III(=ob,corA,Bbcl,tsax).Reed IV(picc,fl,Bbcl,tsax).Reed V(Bbcl,asax,bsax,bn)-0.4.3.0-traps:SD/BD/tom-t/timbales/hi-hat/susp.cym.perc(1):timp/pitched drums/tam-t/2wdbl/xyl/cowbell/glsp/alarm clock-pft(=cel(opt))-strings

A spoken narration by Kim Criswell (also in a German version by Jens Luckwaldt) is available for concert performances. No choreography or staging is permitted in concert performance.

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