Behind Closed Doors - teenage light opera

Year of composition
Celine Spengeman
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
24 minutes
Rock and Pop Music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts
Not available

This long piece(24 minutes) is a symphonic summary of a light opera, written in 2007 for teenagers. It comprises of 29 songs, of which 25 are original and the rest are repeated with a different emphasis. In this arrangement, more than 20 tunes are included. some of these tunes have already been uploaded as stand-alone songs - Lonely Road and Sing Out! I will upload more in the future. The musical spans the decades telling the story of a family's life in a city, from the buying of their house, death of a child, troubled teenager, new life and early death of one of the couple. At present this musical is being arranged and orchestrated by Ian Phillips-Kerr. The hope is to have it staged by early 2009. Anyone - musically or stagewise- who would like to get involved in this new production for teenagers, can contact me through Sibelius, please.

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