Historic PTO CD: For information, see The Promenade Theatre Orchestra: The Orangery, Holland Park, 1 October 1972.
EMC publication. Edited by Christopher Hobbs. Pdf printing. £8.
Four works by the late Alec Hill (1941–2013), three for the PTO and one other instrumental piece. The works are Small Change Machine and Large Change Machine for four toy pianos (the latter can be heard on the EMC’s CD PTO:The Orangery), Carol for four reed organs and Annable’s London Surprise for six or seven sustaining instruments.
EMC publication; formerly private publication by composer. A3 printing, comb-bound, 40 pp. £12 + p & p.
The original EMC Duo Percussion Anthology music by Hobbs plus extra unpublished percussion music of the time in a score suitable for practical performance. Includes useful tips by the composer about historical and modern performance practice. If you would like the full Hobbs-White Duo experience, then the Duo Percussion Anthology (OEMC0001) is your cup of tea.
EMC publication; formerly private publication by composer. A3 printing, comb-bound, 64 pp. £15 + p & p.
Hobbs’s music for the Promenade Theatre Orchestra and other classic works. Includes full scores of Aran and McCrimmon Will Never Return, an interesting account by the composer of the performance practice of the Promenade Theatre Orchestra, as well as suggestions for substitutions of the original instrumentation (such as reed organs, toy pianos, and camel bells).
EMC publication; formerly private publication by composer. A3 printing, comb-bound, 42 pp. £12 + p & p.
Shrapnel’s music for the Promenade Theatre Orchestra and other ensembles. Includes music for multiple keyboards (electronic, pianos) as well as the original instrumentation of toy pianos and reed organs. This is a study score of the composer’s manuscript and contains a manuscript facsimile of his 4 Toy Pianos, currently published as Oakley St., in a performing edition, by Forward Music (72 Verdant Lane, London).
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