Schott To Represent Zappa’s Chamber/Orchestral Catalog

“A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.”
—from The Real Frank Zappa Book.

Frank Zappa
Photo: courtesy Schott Music

Frank Zappa was many things—many audacious, innovative, and sometimes hysterically funny things. He was also a composer of work for mixed ensemble and for orchestra, and Schott Music has announced that they now represent that catalog, a.k.a. Munchkin Music. Scored for a range of ensemble types—from brass quintet and drum set, to full orchestra with chorus—their list of 25 Zappa works offers a host of cleverly titled compositions, including commissions from Pierre Boulez (Ensemble InterContemporain) and the Ensemble Modern. What concert season doesn’t need some G-Spot Tornado? Rental information can be found here.—MS