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Jaques Offenbach

Works for Musical Theatre

In addition to Offenbach's Can Can we present a  Barcarolle and a Promenade – transcribed and  arranged on electronic instruments. A German  in Paris of the second half of the nineteenth  century - Offenbach's father changed the family  name when they left the town of Offenbach. As  a child Jacques was put to the violin but secretly  practiced on the cello and became a concert  orchestra musician. In Paris he specialised in  composing for the musical theatre and the  three pieces presented here are drawn from  that genre. You can hear the influences of some  of his more languid French contemporaries  such as Faure in pieces such as the Barcarolle  (gondolier's song) which sets the scene in  Venice for the Tales of Hoffmann but the  pulsing bravura of his native land is all too  evident in the Can Can by Offenbach. 

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Copyright: we retain the copy right on our arrangements for public performance or any other commercial application but grant you the right to download it free of charge for your own personal use.  Donation: If you enjoy the music I would be grateful if you would make a donation to the charitable Trust Fund run by Croydon Whitgift Rotary Club.
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For the Barcarolle – 'Night of the Stars' (Intro to  Tales of Hoffmann) the steel drums were  accompanied by a harp and ocarinas.  In the ever popular Can Can from Offenbach's  Orpheus in the Underworld a Moog synthesizer  and vibraphone complement the steel drums in a  vigorous rendition of this brief classic.    The arrangement of the Promenade from the  introduction to Orpheus in the Underworld is  unusual in that the original MIDI file came with  bass and drum kit parts which we retained. 
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Donationware - How it works

Copyright: we retain the copy right on our arrangements for public performance or any other commercial application but grant you the right to download it free of charge for your own personal use.  Donation: If you enjoy the music I would be grateful if you would make a donation to the charitable Trust Fund run by Croydon Whitgift Rotary Club.
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Jaques Offenbach 

Works for Musical Theatre

In addition to Offenbach's Can Can we present a Barcarolle and a Promenade – transcribed and arranged on electronic instruments. A German in Paris of the second half of the nineteenth century - Offenbach's father changed the family name when they left the town of Offenbach. As a child Jacques was put to the violin but secretly practiced on the cello and became a concert orchestra musician. In Paris he specialised in composing for the musical theatre and the three pieces presented here are drawn from that genre. You can hear the influences of some of his more languid French contemporaries such as Faure in pieces such as the Barcarolle (gondolier's song) which sets the scene in Venice for the Tales of Hoffmann but the pulsing bravura of his native land is all too evident in the Can Can by Offenbach. For the Barcarolle – 'Night of the Stars' (Intro to Tales of Hoffmann) the steel drums were accompanied by a harp and ocarinas. In the ever popular Can Can from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld a Moog synthesizer and vibraphone complement the steel drums in a vigorous rendition of this brief classic.   The arrangement of the Promenade from the introduction to Orpheus in the Underworld is unusual in that the original MIDI file came with bass and drum kit parts which we retained.
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