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Scoring

2(II=picc/afl).2(II=corA).2(I=EbCl,II=bcl).2(II=contra) - 2.2.1.btbn.1 - timp - perc(3) - pno - cel - hp - strings

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Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
10/10/2020
Lisinski Hall, Zagreb
Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra / David Danzmayr
Composer's Notes

Dan Brown, the man behind the #1 best-selling worldwide publishing phenomenon The Da Vinci Code, is known for exciting twists, turns, and surprise. His newest surprise—Wild Symphony—unveils the novelist as a lifelong musician and composer who counts himself among those inspired at a young age by Peter and the Wolf, The Carnival of the Animals, and The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Wild Symphony, Brown’s first work for orchestra, features nearly two dozen musical portraits drawn from the animal kingdom and is poised to join these cherished compositions as an instant classic. From the joyous rhythms of “Bouncing Kangaroo” to the mysterious melodies of “Wondrous Whale” to the hair-raising harmonies of “Brilliant Bat,” Wild Symphony is a very wild symphony indeed.

“My hope for Wild Symphony,” Brown says, “is to provide a fun, fresh opportunity for families, parents, children, and people of all ages to reconnect with the magical experience of classical music both in the concert hall and in the home. I hope audiences have as much fun listening as I had composing.”

Wild Symphony will be Brown’s first classical music release ever and it will be accompanied by a vibrantly illustrated children’s book of the same title, which is slated for release in fall of 2020 and is destined to become an instant international bestseller.

Pithy poetry with a positive message, delightfully playful illustrations, and audience-friendly music converge in a refreshingly real experience for our digital age. Wild Symphony is unleashed in September 2020.

Movements

  1. Maestro Mouse
  2. Woodbird Welcome
  3. Bouncing Kangaroo
  4. Clumsy Kittens
  5. The Ray
  6. Happy Hippo
  7. Frogs In A Bog
  8. Anxious Ostrich
  9. The Armadillo shell
  10. Dancing Boar
  11. Impatient Ponies
  12. Wondrous Whale
  13. Cheetah Chase
  14. Eager Elephant
  15. Rat Attack
  16. Busy Beetles
  17. Spiders On A Web
  18. Brilliant Bat
  19. Swan In The Mist
  20. Cricket Lullaby
  21. Maestro Mouse Reprise


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