The London Cuckolds (2008)
Baroque inspired incidental music; st. qtet, flute, bsn/contrabsn, recorder, guitar, harpsichord, and percussion, 22'
Commissioned by director Don Wadsworth for the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama production ‘The London Cuckolds’. ‘Cuckolds’ was originally written and set in 1680 Restoration London. Luckily, the play had been renovated in the 1990’s to a bawdy, raunchy work about fidelity, marriage, and sexual intrigue. The music was inspired by the keyboard sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti. I arranged the movements for a 12-person chamber ensemble, and several sections were choreographed to dance.