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The Man Who Laughs

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By Jehad Choate

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Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Tuba, Horn in F, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Xylophone, Multi-Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Vibra Slap, Bass Drum, Gong/Tamtam, Tambourine, Triangle, Snare Drum, Castanets, High and Low Wood Block, Suspended Cymbals, Crash Cymbals (Piatti), Anvil, Kazoo - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Jehad Choate. Post-Romantic, Modern, Movies. Score. 67 pages. Published by Jehad Choate (S0.616305).

Item Number: S0.616305

The Man Who Laughs is a musical portrait of Batman’s greatest adversary, the Joker (Detective Comics). This piece draws inspiration from both comic book sources and live-action performances on film and television. It features five continuous sections:

One Bad Day: (Page 1) A prelude showcasing a lush melodic theme that ascribes the derangement of a normal man to the dramatic events of one bad day.

How I Got These Scars: (Page 10) Introduces additional thematic material at a frantically energized pace to contrive an identity from a mind fragmented by hitting rock bottom.

Why So Serious: (Page 17) Punctuates the Joker’s aggressive resolutions with a reoccurring two note motif.

A Dance with the Devil: (Page 33) A fleshed-out unity of previous materials in a romantic waltz-like style.

Giggling in a Corner and Bleeding: (Page 47) A dynamic and provocative bout of hysteria that challenges the speed and dexterity of a player in the same way the Joker challenges the ideological resolve of Batman. By the end of this section, the audience might feel like they have been attacked by the Joker, influenced by him, or may have actually been the Joker all along.

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