THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
Music by Paul Patterson
Text adapted by Donald Sturrock
For narrator/s and symphony orchestra
Published by Josef Weinberger
"A resounding success... a welcome addition to the youth repertoire."
Our musical versions of the Revolting Rhymes end as they began with a commission from Paul Patterson, which was premiered in Basel in 2004, by the Basel Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Howard Griffiths. Roald Dahl's version of The Three Little Pigs is subversive in the extreme and contains a series of dark, gruesome and outrageously comic twists. Its first performances drew rapturous applause from its Swiss audiences and glowing reviews from the press.
Chamber Orchestra Narrator/Picc.188.8.131.52/184.108.40.206/2Perc(+Timp)/Hp/Strings
Wind Quintet, String Quintet and Piano
Wind Quintet and Piano
Optional audience participation...
German, Swiss German, Welsh
Basel Symphony Orchestra (Griffiths)
LPO (David Angus)
TEACHER'S PACK & EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT
A and C Black Schools Musical version (2007)
For more about Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes:
Basel Symphony Orchestra/Griffiths
London Philharmonic Orchestra/Briger
Royal Festival Hall, 2005
The piece has been performed in various different orchestrations, including Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Quintet and Piano and Wind Quintet.
Recently the piece was toured by Ballet Cymru alongside Patterson's other Roald Dahl work, Little Red Riding Hood.
The Three Little Pigs - The Magnard Ensemble
Wigmore Hall, December 2015
The Three Little Pigs - Ballet Cymru 2012
The Three Little Pigs - Quercus Ensemble 2015