Little Nemo in Slumberland

Little Nemo in Slumberland is based on the groundbreaking comic strip by Winsor McCay. Created just ten years after the invention of the American comic strip, Little Nemo ran from 1904-1915, and depicts the nightly adventures of a little boy whose dreams take him to Slumberland. Unfortunately, the adventures come to an abrupt end when Nemo invariably falls out of bed.
My ballet is prefaced with a Fanfare for trumpet quartet, followed by the ballet proper: an introduction to the principal characters (King Morpheus, Little Nemo, Flip, The Princess, and Doctor Pill) and an Adventure. After Nemo falls out of his bed with a crash, the ballet concludes with a gentle chiming of the clock, and a Farewell for trumpet quartet.


Listen to Fanfare
(MP3, 847 KB, 1:01)

Listen to Morpheus
(MP3, 618 KB, :45)

Listen to Little Nemo
(MP3, 696 KB, :50)

Listen to The Princess
(MP3, 1.42 MB, 1:53)

Listen to Adventure
(MP3, 1.17 MB, 1:25)

Download Excerpt PDF



2 Flutes
2 Oboes
4 Clarinets (Bb)
1 Bass Clarinet
2 Bassoons

2 Alto Saxophones (Eb)
1 Tenor Saxophone (Bb)
1 Baritone Sax (Eb)

4 Trumpets (Bb)
4 Horns (F)
2 Trombones
1 Bass Trombone
1 Euphonium
1 Tuba

1 Double Bass

1 Piano
1 Glockenspiel
4 Timpani

Score in C OR Non-C

Total Timing - 12:00

(Ballet - 10:00)
(Fanfares - 1:00 ea.)