Duration: 6' 26"
Composed: December 2001
Dominic Sewell, orchestrator
2 Flutes (2nd doubling Piccolo)
3 Bb Clarinets
4 Horns in F
3 Trumpets in Bb
Percussion (3 players) (Sus. Cymb., Snare Drum, Mark Tree, Cymbals,Triangle, Xylophone, Bass Drum, Castanets,Tam-tam)
Violin I (10)
Violin II (8)
This piece was inspired by a web cartoon I was watching in college called Eskimo Bob. I thought it would be a fun project to take the theme song from the show and transform it into an orchestral piece. After I completed the piece I shared it with the creators of the show and they were inspired to create a whole show around the piece.
Melvin Tay, conductor
First performed on May 27, 2023 by the Northern Film Orchestra
"Fly on the Wall" of the Recording Session
This video offers a "fly on the wall" perspective of the 1 hour recording session. In this session we witness how the conductor works with 60+ musicians to record this piece of music they've never seen before from start to finish.
Music to Picture
When I sent my completed piece to the creators of the cartoon they ended up creating a whole cartoon around the piece.
Here's the original mockup I created using synthesized instruments back in 2001.