⇒ 5 more: 2. The Dreamer • 3. Three Legs, No Tail • 4. He Who Hesitates Is Lost • 5. Blue Blood • 6. Chasing Phantoms
Scores and Parts
Arrangements and Transcriptions
For Clarinet, Bassoon and Horn (Patterson)
||The Cat Menagerie
||Six Pieces for Young Pianists
||Patterson, Robert G.
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
||None [force assignment]
- Old Tom
“The Jellicle Ball is not what it was.”
- The Dreamer
“I'm off visiting cabbages and kings, but my tail will take a message.”
- Three Legs, No Tail
“When you only have three legs, it is a far, far better thing to stay in one place.”
- He Who Hesitates Is Caught
“To run, or not to run,—hmmm...”
- Blue Blood
“Out of the depths of hair I cry to you—Brush Me!”
- Chasing Phantoms
“It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it!”
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||1988; Narration added 2009
||Robert G. Patterson (narration)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
||9 minutes (original); 13 minutes (with narration)
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||1st version (1988): Piano and Narrator (optional)|
2nd version (2009): Orchestra and Narrator
The orchestra version includes accompanying music for the narration, composed in 2009. The composer also has transcribed the original piano pieces for wind trio.