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The Banquet...and the poison soup plot

The Banquet...and the poison soup plot

Series: Windependence Master Level Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Format: Softcover Score & Parts Composer: Dana Wilson

Level: 4

Providing a unique concert experience, this programmatic work depicts the story of what newspapers in 1916 described as “the poison soup plot”! At a Chicago banquet for dignitaries and politicians, a mass murder plot involving poison soup was hatched and nearly successful. However, thanks to a large number of unexpected guests, the dilution of the soup to feed everyone, and a quick thinking doctor with an antidote, tragedy was averted with no loss of life. Musical cues follow the events, and detailed program notes are included with the suggestion of including dancers to help tell the story. Imaginative and entertaining! Recorded by the University of Kansas Symphonic Band (Lawrence, KS) – Matthew O. Smith, conductor. Dur: ca. 7:45

Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
CONDUCTOR SCORE (FULL SCORE) 1 40
PICCOLO 1 2
FLUTE 1 4 3
FLUTE 2 4 3
OBOE 2 2
BASSOON 2 2
BB CLARINET 1 4 3
BB CLARINET 2 4 3
BB CLARINET 3 4 2
BB BASS CLARINET 2 2
EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 1 2 3
EB ALTO SAXOPHONE 2 2 3
BB TENOR SAXOPHONE 2 3
EB BARITONE SAXOPHONE 1 2
BB TRUMPET 1 3 2
BB TRUMPET 2 3 2
BB TRUMPET 3 3 2
F HORN 1 1 2
F HORN 2 1 2
F HORN 3 1 2
F HORN 4 1 2
TROMBONE 1 2 2
TROMBONE 2 2 2
TROMBONE 3 2 2
EUPHONIUM 2 2
EUPHONIUM TC 2 2
TUBA 4 2
STRING BASS 1 2
PERCUSSION 1 2 2
PERCUSSION 2 2 2
PERCUSSION 3 4 2
PERCUSSION 4 4 2
TIMPANI 1 2

$85.00 (US) Inventory #HL 48024502 ISBN: 9781540040091 UPC: 888680896706 Publisher Code: M051663958 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0"

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