the games i play
"The Games I Play" is an arrangement of the song from William Finn and James Lapine's musical Falsettos. For this project, I expanded the original four-piece orchestration into an ensemble of 15 players.
Falsettos is a show that is very close to my heart, and it was a gateway to the more obscure side of musical theatre I was dying to explore at a young age. It is a privilege to be able to bring my vision to this song.
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"The Games I Play" from Falsettos
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by James Lapine
Original Orchestrations by Michael Starobin
Video recorded in May 2019 at Berklee College of Music. Conducted by Eli Schildkraut.
Vocals - Aaron Dix
Reeds - Andres Ayola, Grace-Mary Burega, Aidan Donnelly, Zander Sugarman, Collin Vodicka
Trumpet - Wonchul Do, Jake Hardwick
Trombone - Arjan Dogra, Jacob Pini
Violins - Emily Gelineau, Brandon Jackson, Tim Smith
Viola - Arjan Dogra, Mels Wynne
Cello - Benjamin Eyink, Christian Kay
Guitar - Jesse Timm
Piano - Thomas Michaels
Bass - Jack Schwenke
Drums - Henry Godfrey
Percussion - Maxx Wolski