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A MUSICAL MONTAGE DEMO

Below is the link to a 6 minute MP3 file. It consists of brief passages from "DORIAN," intended to give you an idea of the show's flavor and style.

The concert I'm mounting will be performed with a "virtual orchestra" of CD quality files, while this medium-quality MP3 degrades the sound to some degree.

I sang all the parts on this demo, with my humble little singing voice, so please use your imagination. Women's parts are sung an octave lower than written.


Several possibilites exist for the future of the show. As a first step, the purpose of the concert is to test the material with audiences. The music, and what good singers/actors can bring to it will be the focus of this trial run.

October, 2005, is the target month for the concert.

Singers will be given scripts, scores, CDs, and MIDI files which are like a "virtual rehearsal pianist." They will familiarize themselves with the show through these materials. Only a few full company rehearsals will be needed in the days just prior to the concert.


USING THE MP3 LINK

Below is a link to the "Dorian" demo file. Depending on your operating system, either a media player will automatically open to load the file, or a pop-up will appear which gives you the option to either open or save the file.

In my test runs, it took approximately 8 minutes for me to directly download the MP3 file over a DSL connection, and 3 minutes when going directly through the Media Player. Once the file is open, you can play the 6 minute demo as many times as you want, as long as your Player is open on the screen. If you have saved the file, then obviously you can refer to the demo later as often as you wish.


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GUIDE TO THE DEMO

(if your media player opens on the left side of your screen, this portion of the page can stay open for reference as you listen)

1. Passage from "Prelude."
--instrumental
2. The Chorus in "Prelude." --(Chorus numbers to be sung by all in the concert)
3. "Every Picture Painted" --Basil, painter of Dorian's portrait
4. "Somewhere In-between" --Dorian, searching for meaning in life
5. "Into The Sun" --Sibyl, the actress Dorian falls in love with
6. "Tragedy Has A Beauty" --Lord Henry, Dorian's cynical mentor
7. "Dorian's Dilemma" --Dorian, on seeing his picture's appearance changing
8. "Beware The Dreams" --Sibyl, leading up to her suicide
9. "The Black Cat Ballet" --Chorus, from Act One's Finale
10. "Explain That To My Heart" --Lily, proprietress of an opium den, falling in love with Dorian
11. "A Most Amusing Man" --Chorus, fawning over Lord Henry
12. "The Ballad of Reading Gaol" --James, Dorian's nemesis (lyrics by Oscar Wilde)

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