The Cat Menagerie (Patterson, Robert G.)

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Performances

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For Piano

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Performer Pages Robert G. Patterson (piano)
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For Orchestra

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Performers Curtis Orchestra, Patricia Gray, narrator
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Misc. Notes Original 6 pieces: Curtis Orchestra. Narration sections: Computer Realization
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Piano Scores

For Piano

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Scores and Parts

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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General Information

Work Title The Cat Menagerie
Alternative. Title Six Pieces for Young Pianists
Composer Patterson, Robert G.
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. GRM-01008
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 pieces
  1. Old Tom
    “The Jellicle Ball is not what it was.”
  2. The Dreamer
    “I'm off visiting cabbages and kings, but my tail will take a message.”
  3. Three Legs, No Tail
    “When you only have three legs, it is a far, far better thing to stay in one place.”
  4. He Who Hesitates Is Caught
    “To run, or not to run,—hmmm...”
  5. Blue Blood
    “Out of the depths of hair I cry to you—Brush Me!”
  6. Chasing Phantoms
    “It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it!”
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1988; Narration added 2009
First Performance. 1988
First Publication. 1988
Librettist Robert G. Patterson (narration)
Language English
Average DurationAvg. Duration 9 minutes (original); 13 minutes (with narration)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation 1st version (1988): Piano and Narrator (optional)
2nd version (2009): Orchestra and Narrator

Misc. Comments

The orchestra version includes accompanying music for the narration, composed in 2009. The composer also has transcribed the original piano pieces for wind trio.