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The Satyricon, A Balletic Roman Sex Comedy in 3 Acts, Piano Score (Reduced Score)

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By James Nathaniel Holland

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Small Ensemble Hand Percussion, Piano Duet - Level 5 - Digital Download
Composed by James Nathaniel Holland. Contemporary, Musical/Show. Score and parts. 140 pages. James Nathaniel Holland #4717661. Published by James Nathaniel Holland (A0.730491).

Item Number: A0.730491

Advisory: Ballet story contains adult situation and themes. Not suitable for audiences or performers under the age of 18.  

Piano Score with Story. Full Orchestral Score, Individual Parts (Parts 1 and 2) Sold Separately. American composer, James Nathaniel Holland, brings a ballet adapted from the first century Roman novel by Gaius Petronius (cir. 50 A.D.) to the stage. An entertaining ballet for adults (not suitable for general audiences under the age of 18), celebrating the male ballet dancer's physique and a laugh at our own human sexuality. The comedy is a romp of three gay protagonists and their adventures and misadventure in ancient Rome and their characters; an ex-gladiator, Enclopius, his young lover, Giton, and an upper class snob, Ascyltos. It should also be said that this ballet is not pure gratuitous vulgarity, there is a interweaving story containing a deeper message of real human relationships, the satire of ancient Roman archetypes, and a humorous glimpse into ancient Roman life that still rings true even 2,000 plus years later. Regardless of the subject matter, Holland's original music is fantastic tapestry of counterpoint, set in a sort of atonal-ism and heavy percussion, evoking a period of history no longer available to us. Although not all cues and counterpoint is contained here, this piano score is extremely useful for either a performance with 2 pianos and percussion and a dance company, a director's/choreographer's score, or a concise conductor's score, or rehearsal score. Measure numbers line up with the full score. An orchestral, performance CD is available for those company's on a budget.

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