Composer/Lyricist Sherman Edwards was a history teacher turned songwriter from Morristown, New Jersey. He spent ten years working on 1776.
OrchEXTRA® - The Industry Leader in Musical Theatre Orchestra Enhancement Just Took a Quantum Leap Forward:
Powerful new interface
Hundreds of new features
Try it for free
WHAT IS OrchEXTRA®
Revolutionizing the production of musicals throughout the United States, MTI's OrchEXTRA® is a user-friendly music enhancement system capable of augmenting student musicians and professionals alike. Many organizations interested in producing musicals don’t have access to enough musicians to make up an orchestra. OrchEXTRA® was developed to assist these groups by providing the missing instruments needed to realize a full Broadway score, while at the same time encouraging all available musicians to participate.
HOW IT WORKS
For each musical, every part of the orchestration is painstakingly crafted by a trained musician, then put together with the other parts to create a “sequence.” Each sequence can then be performed beat by beat using the OrchEXTRA® system. Since each orchestra part is on a separate channel, they can be turned “on” or “off” depending upon the musicians you have available. Your musicians play as usual, while the instruments missing from your ensemble (but required in the score) are played by OrchEXTRA®.
The new OrchEXTRA® is truly a quantum leap forward. It still has all the real-time live performance features that established it as an industry leader. But there are also hundreds of new features giving even more powerful and flexible customization. Among them are:
Powerful timeline based editing interface
New Instrument and Output mixers
New Score window - idiomatic, rhythmic performance
Easy integration with the acoustic band contingent
Plain language, marker based navigation
Integrated signal tests to help you make the most of the system in your theatre
Custom hotkeys for navigation, mutes, FX and more
Gigabytes of sound samples, all custom designed for each individual show
and that's just scratching the surface!
DOWNLOAD AND USE WITH YOUR OWN GEAR
Probably the most significant advantage of OrchEXTRA® is that it's available online and may be used with your own equipment. You no longer need to rent gear from us when you book OrchEXTRA®. That means:
We can charge less
You can use it longer (virtually unlimited rehearsal)
You can take advantage of the most sophisticated sound technology available, if you want an ultra-sophisticated treatment
You can put it on multiple computers for added rehearsal flexibility and backup safety
You can try it for free
TRY IT FREE AND PURCHASE TODAY
We want you to be completely satisfied with OrchEXTRA® and are offering free downloads of five songs from a show before you choose to buy:
NOTE: OrchEXTRA® is not intended to be used as the sole source of music for your production. It is recommended that OrchEXTRA® be used in addition to at least 3-4 live musicians in order to maximize the sound quality of the score.