Uptown Hoedown

Peter Schickele

Publisher: Elkan-Vogel, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

In June, 1993, Toyota sponsored a comedy festival in New York that included a wide range of venues and genres. My own contribution to a program of musical humor at Carnegie Hall included Sneaky Pete and the Wolf, a revisionist, west-of-the-Pecoes version of the Prokofiev classic. Since I was last on the program, I thought it would be nice to have a zippy little encore, which is why Uptown Hoedown has the same basic instrumentation as Prokofiev?s work.

It was completed at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, June 7, 1993, and premiered at about 10:25 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, 1993. There is a good possibility that Uptown Hoedown holds the distinction of being the only symphonic piece ever premiered in Carnegie Hall by a conductor wearing full cowboy regalia, including chaps.

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Additional Information

Composition Date 1993
Duration 00:04:30
Orchestration 1(Picc.) 1 1 1 - 3(3 Optional) 1 1 0; Timp. Perc. Str. May be performed with double winds.
Premiere June 10th, 1993. Carnegie Hall, New York.

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