A London Sketch

Duration 3.5 minutes
Difficulty: Professional

Symphony Orchestra
2 Flutes, Piccolo, Oboe, English Horn, 2 Bb Clarinets, Bb Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, 4 F Horns, 3 Bb Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Mallet Percussion (Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Chimes), Percussion (Triangle, Slapstick, Bell Tree, Piatti, Sizzle Cymbal, Suspended Cymbal, Tom Toms, Gran Cassa), Harp, Piano, Strings.

Program Notes:
This energetic work was inspired by my musical impressions of London and its people. When I think of London, I associate it with elegance, poignancy, history, traditions, and friendliness. There is also a small recollection of my fright the first time I experienced left-side-of-the-road driving! London is one of my favorite cities and also the place where the Beatles recorded most of their amazing music. As a Beatles fan, it was thrilling to incorporate the “Mrs. Mills” upright piano, which was used on countless Beatles records. Can you spot the 5 Beatles quotations?