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Sweeney Todd the Barber, or The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Sweeney Todd the Barber, or The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Victorian Melodrama for Schools
Date of composition November 1977
Opus number 79
Type of work Concert music
Duration 17 mins
Musical forces Narrator, Choir (unison voices), Five Vocal Soloists (from choir), Piano and optional School Instruments (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Soprano Saxophone, Cornet/Trumpet, Trombone, Banjo/Guitar, Double Bass, Percussion)
School Suitable for use in schools
Words Carey Blyton
Publisher Chester Music and Novello & Co
Publisher’s product page Sweeney Todd the Barber, or The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Notes Also available from Boosey & Hawkes


Reviews

The music is absolutely splendid, capturing the atmosphere unusually well.

David Llewellyn Green, Music Teacher, September 1981

But for sheer fun, his two Victorian Melodramas for Schools are convulsing, especially when performed with the prescribed ‘Music Hall Orchestra’ … A recording by the Redbridge School on Meridian is well recommended.

Wally Horwood, The British Bandsman, March 1985