Immensely entertaining, "Jack
and Jill" combines an action-packed
story of American history and idealism with music
irresistible to young people. It is especially appropriate
for programs on American music, storytelling in music,
and family 4th of July concerts. For fun and musical
excitement, this piece is hard to beat. It has been
performed by the Buffalo, Dallas, and Detroit Symphonies,
and many other American orchestras from the Anchorage
Symphony to the Florida Philharmonic.
and flair . . . enthusiasm soars at children's concert"
Grand Rapids Press
Milwaukee Symphony soared . . . snippets of blues
. . . brass passages reminiscent of Motown . . . all
integrated within a more classically derived framework"
rings out at children's concert . . . Peck left the
stage to cheers of a standing ovation"
New Orleans Time Picayune
db. picc.)/2+E.h./2+b.cl./2+cbn. 4/3/3/1
timp. 2 perc. (incl. drumset)
full-size orchestra may be reduced by the omission
of any or all of the following instruments: fl. II,
E.h., b.cl., cbn., tpt. III, harp. Cues for these
instruments are provided in other parts.]
chamber orchestra version (using different score &
parts) has instrumentation as follows:
2/2/1/1 (tuba is optional)
timp. 1 perc. (incl. drum set) opt.