Living up to its title, The Thrill
of the Orchestra colorfully illustrates the instruments
and how they are played. Suitable for all audiences, young
performed and repeated by many major American and foreign
orchestras (Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Montreal, Royal Philharmonic,
etc.) and more than 100 regional and other orchestras across
the United States, "The Thrill"
is a contemporary classic of the educational genre.
available in German, French, and Spanish.
Thrill" has also been performed in
Cantonese, Korean, Hebrew, Portuguese and Japanese.
knocks the socks off the audience"
great advertisement for classical music . . . intersperses
music with vivacious narration"
tuneful . . . rhythmically engaging, deftly orchestrated
. . . Peck deserves a special bravo"
New Jersey Star-Ledger
db. picc.)/2+E.h./2+b.cl./2+cbn. 4/3/3/1
timp. 3 perc. strings
full-size orchestra may be reduced by the omission of any
or all of the following instruments: fl. III, E.h., b.cl.,
cbn., tpt. III, perc. III. Cues for these instruments are
provided in other parts.]
chamber orchestra version (using different score & parts)
has instrumentation as follows:
2/2/1/1 (tbn. & tuba are optional)
timp. 1 perc. (or timp./perc. 1 player)