Suite from Othello
Year of arrangement: 2020
Composer: Samuel Coleridge–Taylor (1875–1912)
Instrumentation: 1 1 1 1 – 2 1 1 0 – Timp(ad lib.), 1perc – Str (min 1 1 1 1 1)
Published by George Morton (available from late 2020)
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This suite comprises five movements from the incidental music Coleridge–Taylor wrote for a 1912 production of Othello at His Majesty’s Theatre. The composer put together the suite soon after but sadly it's not often performed today. This new reduction will hopefully go some way in reintroducing Coleridge–Taylor's delightful take on Othello to ensembles and audiences alike.
• Strings: this arrangement can be performed with a quintet up to a full chamber orchestra section
• Percussion: sd, bd, tri, susp cym, tamb.
• The timpani part is ad lib. and the reduction works well without if required.