Ocean’s Kingdom Debut Tonight – Sneak Peek

Paul McCartney’s first ballet score “Ocean’s Kingdom“, with choreography by Peter Martins, has it’s gala debut tonight at the Lincoln Center in New York.

In this short film Paul McCartney and Peter Martins discuss the creation of the work. It includes some great rehearsal footage – including a sneak look at some of the costumes for the dancers by Stella McCartney, audio clips from the score, and shots of Paul working with the company:

There’s also this very short preview teaser from the McCartney site:

The vinyl and CD of the score are available for pre-order on Amazon.

See also Ocean’s Kingdom – McCartney Ballet Music

And to finish this post, there has been a different, shorter cut of the preview video uploaded to the Paul McCartney site:

Ocean’s Kingdom – McCartney Ballet Music

Paul McCartney’s first ballet score, “Ocean’s Kingdom“, with choreography by the New York City Ballet’s Ballet Master in Chief Peter Martins, will premiere at the Lincoln Center in New York on September 22.

“Ocean’s Kingdom” marks the first time that McCartney has composed for dance, and Martins’ choreography will follow the music’s libretto of a romance between lovers from conflicting kingdoms. The production’s costumes are designed by another McCartney, daughter and leading fashion designer Stella. Its also the first time she has done costume design for the theatre.

The album containing the music from the work is to be released on October 4.
It is performed by the London Classical Orchestra, directed by John Wilson. According to Amazon there will be a CD and vinyl versions available, and it is released on the Hear Music/MPL/Telarc label:

There are four movements to the work:
1.  Movement 1 Ocean’s Kingdom
2. Movement 2 Hall of Dance
3. Movement 3 Imprisonment
4. Movement 4 Moonrise

Sir Paul will be attending the premiere in New York on September 22.