A montage of music from|
a portrait in music by Randy Bowser
based on the novel "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
The concert will be performed with a "virtual orchestera" of CD quality "wav" 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.
From among the Salem performers I've worked with, you are one of the first I've wanted to contact with this proposal. I am hoping you can make room for this project in your schedule during October, 2005.
As explained in the email, you will have a script, score, CD, and a MIDI file "virtual rehearsal pianist" to work with on your own. Then with a hand full of get-togethers/rehearsals in October, we will be able to put on this spare, but sufficient production.
Below is a link to the "Dorian" file at "Savefile," a free service for sharing MP3 files online. When you click the link you will be taken to their site and will be asked to type in a password, which is "wilde."
Click "download" and you will be taken to a second page with a few ads, under which you need to click "download" again.
As always when downloading files, you will have the choice to either open or save the it. "Savefile" is completley safe to use, so don't hesitate to use either option.
When I did a test run, it took approximately 8 minutes for me to download the MP3 file from the site. Once the file is open, you can play the 6 minute demo as many times as you want, as long as youria Player is open on your screen. If you have saved the file, then obviously you can refer to the demo later as often as you wish.
GUIDE TO THE DEMO
1. Passage from "Prelude."
|2. A Chorus section from "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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