Program Notes

 

Commissioned by the Omaha Conservatory of Music for OCM SoundWaves 2022 Summer Music Camp.

 

The Peculiar and Preposterous Quest of Perceval and Parsifal, a Pair of Propitious, and Pleasantly Playful Penguins, for Narrator and String Orchestra, is a work intended for young musicians and written in the keys of D Major and G Major. The Narration contains light-hearted references to 19th Century Composer Richard Wagner and the Legendary Story of Perceval/Parsifal and his Search for the Holy Grail. 

 

There are three short movements.

I. Let the Waddling Begin

II. In the Hall of The Emperor Penguin

III. The End of the Quest

The Preposterous Quest of

Perceval, and Parsifal, A Pair of

Propitious, and Pleasantly Playful Penguins

Instrumentation

Grade

Tempo

Duration

Year

Audio

Perusal

YouTube

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String Orchestra

2

 I. q=140, II. q=80, III. q=150

ca. 4:10

2022

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Couple of Penguins

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Stephen Hill

The Preposterous Quest of

Perceval, and Parsifal, A Pair of

Peculiar, Propitious, and Pleasantly

Playful Penguins

String Orchestra (Grade 2)

Video Score

Performance

Listen to and Practice Your Individual Part
2 Bar count off - Rehearsal A - 0:03, B- 0:33, C- 0:54, D-1:06, E-1:23, F-1:49, G-2:27, H-2:40, I-2:55, J-3:07