JACK & THE BEANSTALK
Music by Georgs Pelecis
Text adapted by Donald Sturrock
For narrator/s and symphony orchestra
Published by Peters Edition
"Pelecis responded readily to the story's knockabout drama, delivered by the cast with pantomime gusto, and his sense of orchestral balance was precise"
2 (2nd picc) . 2. 2 6 saxes. 2 (2nd contra) / 220.127.116.11./ timp. perc (3) . / strings
A chamber ensemble version for 18 players is also available. The work can be presented in staged, semi-staged or concert versions
Norwegian and German
TV Premiere as “Revolting Concert” - BBC National Orchestra of Wales (2000)
Teacher’s Pack, A and C Black Schools Musical
For more about Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra/Ash
Royal Festival Hall, 1996
Buffalo, New York
Ujima Theatre, 1999
Jack had its TV Premiere in 2000 as part of the "Revolting Concert" in Cardiff with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
The piece has proved very popular in Canada, where the puppet company, Dandi Productions, have toured their entertaining show featuring a 60-foot beanstalk.
Jack and the Beanstalk was premiered in the Royal Albert Hall in December 1996 to a packed and excited audience of 6,000 people, with an all-star cast including Danny DeVito, Joanna Lumley and Simon Callow. The piece was broadcast nationally on Classic FM. It is based on Roald Dahl's version of a traditional fairy-tale from his comic verse collection, Revolting Rhymes. The music is by the Latvian Georgs Pelecis whose work has been championed by many distinguished musicians including Gidon Kremer and Alexei Lyubimov.