K41. Nightshade

Music for Ballet

For Pit Orchestra
  • 2 Fl both dbl Picc, 2 Obs 2nd dbl Eng Hn, 2 Cl, 1 Bn, 2 Hn, 2 Tpt, 1 Trb, Timp(2), 2 Perc, Harp, Strings
Specific instrumentation mods for each piece
  • For Morning Glory, 2nd picc no dbl, 2 obs no dbl, just 1 perc (tri), no harp
  • For Foxtail, 1 flute, 1 picc, 1 oboe, Eng horn, no perc, no harp
  • For Wolfbane, 2 fls 2 obs no dbl, just 1 perc (sn dr), no harp
  • For March of the Dandelions, 1 flute, 1 picc, 1 oboe, Eng horn, just 1 perc (cr cyms), no harp
  • For Trumpeters, 2 piccs no dbl, Eng hn dbl 2nd ob, 2 perc (tri, cr cyms)
  • For Nightshade, 2 flutes no dbl, just 1 oboe, just 1 perc (glock), no harp
The signature dance—Nightshade—of this ballet of the same name is available for performance. Five other dances of the planned thirteen are complete and ready for performance as well. The six completed dances play well together in sequence.

Performance Time: 17:10
      1.  Morning Glory - 2:00
      4.  Foxtail - 1:30
      8.  Wolfbane - 1:50
      9.  March of the Dandelions - 2:50
      11.  Trumpeters (pas de deux) - 3:50
      12.  Nightshade - 5:10


The MP3 of the signature dance Nightshade available for download below is a studio recording using live instruments. The other MP3s are demo synth recordings. The first dance is the second track of the ballet, as an overture is planned to precede the ballet.

Conductors: for score and parts of this ballet, Nightshade, contact me.

The studio recording of the dance Nightshade may also be purchased online as a digital download (thank you for your purchase). The MP3s below may be downloaded for free personal use and shared with friends. (I reserve all copyrights on this music, and any commercial sale or redistribution of this recording or the musical composition, or any recordings based on them, is prohibited without my express written permission and appropriate royalties.)
 
2:00, 3.3 MB, VBR, ℗ 2014 | artwork by Michael Krein
1:34, 2.5 MB, VBR, ℗ 2014 | artwork by Michael Krein
1:52, 3 MB, VBR, ℗ 2014 | artwork by Michael Krein
2:52, 4.5 MB, VBR, ℗ 2014 | artwork by Michael Krein
3:52, 5.8 MB, VBR, ℗ 2014 | artwork by Michael Krein
5:12, 7.6 MB, VBR, ℗ 2001 | artwork by Michael Krein