Rousing Rip Van Winkle

Composed by Conni Ellisor
Length: 5:00
Instrumentation: String Orchestra
Ensemble: String Orchestra
Audio sample

This fun string orchestra work tells the tale of literature’s most famous sleeper as he awakes from a deep sleep to dance a vigorous jig with the townsfolk.

Notes from the composer:

We all know Irving’s tale of Rip Van Winkle, and it took place in these very woods.  How long has he been asleep and what would it take to wake him?  What would he sound like when he got moving?  Perhaps a little old-fashioned, angry?  Would he dance?  Hey!