matthew croft

music director | keyboards | conductor | orchestrator | composer

Sweet Charity


MARCh 10-20   |   Oakland University

Orchestrations, Keyboard 2, Music prep


I spent about a month working on the orchestrations for a newly-scored, reduced version of "Sweet Charity" for Oakland University. Due to space & budget constraints, we were limited to 11 players instead of the 26 called for; so it was a tall order making it work and sound full with a small group! Luckily we had some great players who were up to the task, and the arrangements turned out to sound very jazzy and muscular without losing the lush, "Broadway" sound that the original had.

"Sweet Charity" Orchestrations

CONDUCTOR/KEYBOARD 1: Alissa Hetzner
KEYBOARD 2: Matthew Croft
REEDS: Stacey Jamison, Laurie Burns, Ian McEwen
TRUMPETS: Mike Flickinger, Chris Napier
TROMBONE: Emily Roll
GUITAR/BANJO: Neal Wright
BASS: Greg Platter
DRUMS/PERCUSSION: Brian Golden, David Mety

PLEASE NOTE: THESE ORCHESTRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RENTAL
 

A page of the new conductor's score for "Sweet Charity"

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