The Guests

Duration: 20 minutes
Scoring: 2 fl (picc), 2 ob (Eng hn), 2 cl (e-flat cl, bass cl), 2 bsn; 4 hn, 2 trp, trb, bass trb; timp, perc (snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, small cymbals, triangle, tambourine, xylophone, wood block, slapstick, chimes in C and F); hp, pno (celesta); strings
Publisher: Warner Chappell (rental)
First Performance: New York City Ballet
January 20, 1949

Jerome Robbins, choreographer


American Composers at the Piano

Concert Hall Society B9 (78 rpm)

In a collection called American Composers at the Piano, Blitzstein recorded three short selections from an earlier version of The Guests with the working title “Show.” The selections were titled “Variation III,” “Three-Four Dance,” and “Finale.” The recording was released as a numbered limited edition on Concert Hall Society B9 (78 rpm) in 1948.

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