Orchestra & Soloist

All music is composed and orchestrated by Richard Chiarappa

Uncle Sal's Cello
(for Orchestra and Narrator)

Put a cellist in front of your orchestra with
a story about a young boy whose musical life
was influenced by his Uncle Sal, a professional
cellist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Instrumentation: 3-2-2-2 4-2-3-1 Timp+2 + Strings
Duration: 8'20"
Youtube Sample
(performed by West Hartford Symphony Orchestra)

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"Were We Young Again"
(for Mezzo Soprano, Baritone & Orchestra)
from the musical "Lincoln and Booth"
Instrumentation: 3-2-2-2 4-2-3-1 Timp+4 + Strings
Duration: 3'29"
Sound / Youtube Sample

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"Just Ourselves"
(for Soprano, tenor & Orchestra)
from the musical "Lincoln & Booth"
The tender waltz sung by President and Mrs. Lincoln
in a private moment just before leaving for Ford's Theatre.
Instrumentation: 3-2-2-2 4-3-3-1 Timp+4 + Strings
Duration: 2'55"

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The Gettysburg Address
(for Orchestra and Narrator)
The famous speech of President Abraham Lincoln
is interwoven with the orchestra. This can be performed
using a local narrator or, as at its premiere, a Lincoln portrayer.
Instrumentation: 3-2-2-2 4-3-3-1 Timp+3 + Strings + Narrator
Duration: 3'53"
Sound Sample
Youtube Sample

(Patrick McCreary, narrator)

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