ORCHESTRAL OVERTURES

Larry Blank is a three-time Tony Nominee for his orchestrations for the Broadway musicals Catch Me If You Can, White Christmas and The Drowsy Chaperone. He received 6 Drama Desk Award nominations for A Christmas Story, Honeymoon In Vegas, Catch Me If You Can, The Drowsy Chaperone, White Christmas and the hit Yiddish-language production of Fiddler On The Roof. He orchestrated the revival of Guys and Dolls in London and was co-orchestrator for the stage and film versions of The Producers. He also provided orchestrations for the film version of Chicago.
Most recently Larry orchestrated and conducted FX’s Fosse/Verdon and composed, arranged & orchestrated Dolly Parton’s latest project, Christmas On The Square, for Warner Brothers. Larry is a frequent guest conductor and orchestrator for the BBC’s Great American Songbook program. For each broadcast with which he was involved, he created an Overture celebrating a particular songwriter’s catalog, or honoring the theme of the program. With Larry’s permission, we are able to offer many of those exciting Overtures to you for rental. You will also find his orchestrations for various singers and recordings listed in other sections of this site.
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Arranged & Orchestrated by Larry Blank
INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari Sax / 2,2,2,2 / 4,3,3,1 / Timp / Percussion [Xylo, Vibes, Sus Cym, Tri, Bell Tree, Glock, Pick. WB, Piatti, G.C.] / Drums, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Rhythm Bass (separate from Double Bass in String section) / Strings

Arranged by Don Pippin
Orchestrated by Larry Blank
INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III.=Picc),3(III.=EngHn),3(III.=BsCl), 3 / 2,3,3(III.=BsTbn),1 / Drums, Perc:[W.B., Tri, Glock, Mark Tree, Tam-Tam(OPT)] / Harp, Piano / Strings

Arranged & Orchestrated by Larry Blank
INSTRUMENTATION: (III=Picc),2,2,2 / 2 Alto, 2 Tenor, Bari / 4,3,3(III=BsTbn),1 / Timp, Perc:[Xylo, Glock, Vibes, SusCym, Piatti, Tri, Tamb OPT.Marimba] / Drums, Guitar, Harp, Piano / Strings

Arranged & Orchestrated by Larry Blank
INSTRUMENTATION: Fl,Picc,2(II=Eng.Horn),2,2 / 4,4,4,1 / Timp, Drums, Perc:[Gloc,Xylo] / Guitar, Piano, Harp / Full Strings

Arranged & Orchestrated by Larry Blank
INSTRUMENTATION:

Arranged & Orchestrated by Larry Blank
INSTRUMENTATION: 2,2,3(III-BsCl),2 / 4,3,3,1 / Timp, Perc:[Xylo,Glock,Vibes,Tri,SusCym,GranCassa,Piatti] / Drums,Gtr,Piano,Harp / Full Strings / 2 Alto, 2 Tenor, 1 Bari

Arranged & Orchestrated by Larry Blank
INSTRUMENTATION:(III=Picc),2,2,2 / 2 Alto, 2 Tenor, Bari / 4,3,3(III=BsTbn),1 / Timp, Perc:[Xylo, Triangle, Glock, Vibes] / Drums, Guitar, Rhythm Bass, Harp, Piano / Strings

Arranged & Orchestrated by Larry Blank
INSTRUMENTATION: (III=Picc),2,3(III=BsCl),2 / 2 Alto, 2 Tenor, Bari / 4,3,3(III=BsTbn),1 / Timp, Perc:[Xylo, Glock, Vibes, SusCym] / Drums, Guitar, Harp, Piano / Strings

Arranged by Bruce Pomahac & Larry Blank
Orchestrated by Larry Blank
INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III=Picc),3(III=EH),3(III=BsCl),2 / 4,3,3(III=BsTbn),1 / Timp, Perc:[SusCym, Glock, Xylo, Vibes] / Drums, Guitar, Harp, Kbd / Strings
This Overture was created for a concert that was canceled due to the pandemic. The rough recording was done from a digital file of the orchestration. The first group to rent (and play) this piece can call it a “World Premiere.”

Arranged & Orchestrated by Larry Blank
INSTRUMENTATION: 2,2(II.=EngHn),3(III.=BsCl),1 / 4,3,3,1 / Timp, Perc:[Xylo, Glock, Vibes, Shaker or Tamb., Tri., Chimes] / Drums, Guitar, Piano, Harp / Strings

Adapted by Randall Fleischer and Larry Blank
Orchestrated by Ralph Burns
INSTRUMENTATION: 2,2,3,1 / 2 Alto, 1 Tenor, 1 Bari / 2,3,3,1 / Timp, Drums, Perc:[Glock, Xylo] / Guitar, Harp, Piano / Strings