Bitter Sweet

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*Music samples courtesy of Jay Records and Warner Brothers Music.

 

  • Credits
  • Orchestration
  • Rehearsal Materials
  • Brief History
  • Book, Music and Lyrics by Noël Coward.

  • Full Orchestration

    2 Violin I
    1 Violin II
    1 Viola
    1 Cello
    1 Bass

    1 Flute I & II (Flute II doubles Piccolo)
    1 Oboe
    1 Clarinet I & II (in Bb and A)
    1 Bassoon

    1 Horn I & II (in F)
    1 Trumpet I & II (in Bb and A)
    2 Trombone I & II

    1 Percussion:

    Snare Drum
    Bass Drum with Cymbals
    Timpani (2)
    Suspended Cymbal
    Triangle
    Bells (Glockenspiel)
    1 Harp & Celeste

    STAGE BAND:
    1 Piano (cued in Piano-Conductor’s Score)
    1 Bass (cued in pit orchestra Bass part)
    1 Trap Drum Set (cued in pit orchestra Percussion part)
    1 Violins (2 players, cued in pit orchestra Violin I part)
    1 Clarinet & Alto Saxophone (cued in pit orchestra Clarinet I & II part)
    1 Guitar (cued in pit orchestra Violin II part)
    1 Accordion (cued in pit orchestra Harp part)

    Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with rehearsal material. (There is no Piano in the orchestration.)

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book
    35     Dialogue Parts
    43     Chorus-Vocal Parts

  • BITTER SWEET was first produced in 1929 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, where it ran for 967 performances. It played on Broadway at the Ziegfeld and Shubert Theatres for 159 performances. It opened on November 4, 1929 and starred Evelyn Laye, Gerald Nodin, Mireille, and Desmond Jeans.