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Label: Spartacus Records
Full of devilment Oot in the country Aw quite quiet Lucky duck? Cool, blue depths Sleekit cat Argy-bargy Deadly-danger Non-challant Oot comes Grandpa Whit’s a Wolf? Grey Wolf Quackin her heid aff Swallyed her whole Greedy eyes In big trouble Zoomin roon him Loop it roon Whit a racket Gonnae no shoot! Listening very carefully Bwoak! Howling at the Moon Triumphal Parade Wee sermon In the zoo!
Peter and the Wolf by Serge Prokofieff Arranged and Orchestrated by Tommy Smith Conductor Tommy Smith Narrator Tam Dean Burn Piano Makoto Ozone Text Adapted by Liz Lochhead Flute Yvonne Robertson Saxophones Martin Kershaw, Paul Towndrow, Konrad Wiszniewski, Bill Fleming Trumpets James Davison, Sean Gibbs, Tom MacNiven, Lorne Cowieson Trombones Chris Greive, Liam Shortall, Michael Owers Bass Calum Gourlay Drums Alyn Cosker Music & Text commissioned by the SNJO 2017 Recorded live on 24 February 2018 at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland Mixed and Mastered at Castlesound Studios by Stuart Hamilton 3 + 4 March 2018 Produced by Tommy Smith SNJO Manager Lindsay Robertson Photography Derek Clark Design Nadja von Massow / nad.works
Tommy Smith’s jazz version of Peter and the Wolf remains true to Prokofiev’s premise that particular instruments are allocated to each character and the wonderful melodies are lovingly preserved whilst actor Tam Dean Burn will narrate new text specially adapted by Liz Lochhead.
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