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Color and Light

Color and Light celebrates the music of Stephen Sondheim with the artistic genius of Georges Seurat.  Both Sondheim and Seurat's meticulous attention to detail using only primary dots of color and sound, make this work truly unique in the history of art and musical theatre. The show opens with a 5 note piano, mallet theme heard throughout the presentation moving quickly into the song "Color and Light". "Move On" again opens with the familiar 5 note theme and then a full band rendition of this beautiful ballad. The final movement is "Putting It Together" which is the whole idea behind the show as a painting slowly comes together in the end. The show ends with the simple statement:

White, an empty page. So many Possibilities.

About Color and Light
  • Color and Light requires licensing

  • The cost of the full show is $525 (does not include licensing)

  • The show can be done as one full program or each piece purchased separately.

  • Color and Light can be done with or without a script. 

  • A rehearsal MP3 for color guard

  • License is for one season.

  • Any major changes requested are an additional charge.        (except solo changes)

  • QUESTIONS? Contact me

Instrumentation include:  All parts are sent in PDF

(I don't send finale parts)

Winds - Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Horn, Trumpet 1,2,3, Trombone 1,2, Baritone BC, Tuba

(Bari sax available if needed.)

Drumline - Cymbals, Snareline, Tenorline (Quints), Bassline (5 Drums)

Front Ensemble - Piano/ Keyboard, Bass guitar, Synth Pad, Electric Guitar, Bells, Xylophone 1, 2, Vibraphone 1,2, Marimba 1,2, Timpani, Chimes, Auxilliary Percussion

1st Trumpet Range - B above staff

Move On - Trombone Solo/ Tenor Sax Solo

Putting It Together - Clarinet Solo

The music does not need 2 of each mallet part to sound complete.

Grade 3
Color and Light
Color and Light
Color and Light
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Color and LightArr. DePriest
00:00 / 02:09
Move On


Move OnArr. DePriest
00:00 / 02:03
Putting It Together
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Putting It Together_ SundayArr. DePriest
00:00 / 03:10

About Licensing

Before I can deliver an arrangement you are required to obtain “permission to license” from the copyright holder using a site like TRESONA MUSIC or reaching out directly to the copyright holder.  Some arrangements take days or even weeks to license (and others are simply declined by the copyright holder). For your convenience, I've indicated arrangements (with a      ) I believe will license quickly (but not guaranteed) and a green check       if it lists on TRESONA as pre-approved. All the music listed at one time has been approved for arranging.  The cost of licensing a song is typically between $180 to $350 but some can be much more.  The cost of licensing is not included in the price of the arrangement and is the responsibility of the purchaser.

CONTACT ME if you need help with this process.  START EARLY!

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