Orchestration by Alan Stevens Hewitt


4 Female ROCK Voices:

LIZZIE- high belt: F#3-F#5 (belt to A5 if poss.) ALICE- high mezzo lyric/mix/belt: G3 (w/F#3 pick-up/ghost-notes in one number) - A5 (legit soprano) EMMA- alto/mezzo belt: F#3-D5 BRIDGET- contralto/low alto: F3 (w/E3 pick-up/ghost-notes in one number) – Eb5 (E5 opt. in one ad lib.)

6-Piece Band:

Keyboard 1/Conductor- •, w/Rotary, Processed w/Filter* [Analog-style LPF+HPF or Band-pass, alternately a Wah pedal] (optnl.) •Electric Piano (Wurlitzer), w/Tremolo+Overdrive •Electric “Tone-wheel” Draw-bar Organ (Hammond) w/Rotary (Leslie) •Sampler: /Chamberlin/ Strings, Choir, Flutes, Hpsch. (w/Flange/Chorus and Reverb), Tamboura (G/D), Strings

•SFX/Trigger*: -Reverse Music Box (#2 “The House of Borden”) -Music Box and Reverse Gtr/Piano (#15 “Somebody Will Do Something”) -Bird Sounds: -Wings Flapping--various, Startled Birds, Pigeons Cooing (#6/7 “Soul of the White Bird/Maybe Someday) -Single Bird Flying (#27 “Into Your Wildest Dreams”) -Reverse Piano Delay Effect (#21 “Questions Questions”) -Prison-cell Door (#23 “Watchmen For The Morning”) -Interior Door Sounds (optnl.): Slam, Creaky Opening, Closing Softly, Lock Turning -Interior Sounds (optnl.): Clock Ticking, Clock Chimes, -Exterior Sounds (optnl.): Churchbells, Crowd Noise, “Summer” [Cicadas, Crickets, etc.]

Guitar 1- •6-String Electric (preferably a solidbody with P-90 or Humbucker Bridge P/U) •6-String Electric preset for Capo and Drop-D tunings •6-String Baritone Electric (tuned BEADF#B) •Processing/Pedals and Accessories: Slide, Capo, E-bow, Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz, Tremolo, Rotary Sim./Chorus, Delay w/Tap Tempo, Q- Zone/“Cocked Wah”, Reverb

Guitar 2/Keyboard 2- •6-String Electric (semi-hollowbody recommended to facilitate feedback) •6-String Acoustic •Pump/Reed Organ (or Sampler) •Processing/Pedals and Accessories: Slide, Capo, E-bow, Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz, Tremolo, Flanger, Delay/Looper, “Whammy”/Pitch- shifter, Reverb •Music Box* (can be reassigned to Bass, or on Keyboard/Synth/Sampler if physical instrument is not present)

Cello/Utility- • •”Waterphone”* •Percussion: Orchestral Chimes (D, E, F#, G, A, B, D), Finger Cymbals, Tambourine, Shaker (optnl.), Triangle (optnl.)

Bass- •5-String Electric, (Optional 4-String w/”Hipshot” Drop-D) •Pedals: Overdrive, Fuzz/Distortion, Volume •Music Box* (optional reassignment)

Drums/Percussion- •Standard Kit w/Cymbals (Crashes, Ride, China/“White Noise”), Cymbal Stack (alt. for “Birdcage”) •Optional: Xtra Fl. Tom (for “Battle Drums” in #14 “Mercury Rising”), “Birdcage” •Bells/ •Djembe •Misc. (Shaker, Gavel-and-Block*, Triangle)

*Some or all can be addressed by FOH, as Audio Cues, or with other production elements.