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The Feast for 4 Guitars and Orchestra Full Score

The Feast for 4 Guitars and Orchestra Full Score

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Publication's Style: Soft Cover Comb Bound Score
Parts (see Orchestra list below)
Level of Difficulty: Advanced
General Description: Contemporary Concerto
for 4 Guitars & Orchestra
Duration: ~ 18:00

Purchase Guitar Parts 1, 2, 3, & 4 Full Score - Piano Reduction $29.95

Orchestra Rental Parts single performance - $450.00

Orchestra Rental Parts two performances - $675.00

Orchestra Rental Parts three or more performances - $785.00


  • Flute
  • English Horn
  • Clarinet in B flat
  • Bassoon
  • Horn in F
  • Trumpet in C
  • Trombone
  • Timpani
  • Percussion (Snare Drum, Triangle, Tambourine, Tam-tam)
  • Classical Guitar 1
  • Classical Guitar 2
  • Classical Guitar 3
  • Classical Guitar 4
  • Violins I
  • Violins II
  • Violas
  • Violoncellos
  • Double Basses

First Performance: Albany Symphony Orchestra, conductor: Mr. Claire Fox Hillard and the Tantalus Quartet (Kris Anderson, Matthew Cochran, Kevin Manderville, Stephen Mattingly) on November 8, 2008

The mythological story behind The Feast – A Concerto for four Guitarists and Orchestra

Tantalus was the son of Zeus and was the king of Sipylos. He was exceptionally favored among mortals since he was invited to share the food of the gods. However, he abused the guest-host relationship and was punished by being "tantalized" with hunger and thirst in Tartarus: he was immersed up to his neck in water, but when he bent to drink, it all drained away; luscious fruit hung on trees above him, but when he reached for it the winds blew the branches beyond his reach.

There are differing stories about what Tantalus' crime was. A famous account says that he invited the gods to a feast and served them the dismembered body of his own son, Pelopas; when the gods discovered the deception, they punished Tantalus and restored Pelopas to life, replacing with ivory a part of the shoulder which had been eaten by Demeter.

This is a work based on the myth of the above mentioned infamous dinner which Tantalus served to the Gods his own son Pelopas as part of the meal...his crime, the passion, the distorted love and all those things that made know...Greeks! Full of imagination, surprises, gruesome attitude, insanity and most of all fun.

Apostolos Paraskevas Boston 2008

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