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I. Two (2) Cloves Garlic, Finely Chopped

II. Half (1/2) Cup Marsala Wine

III. Four (4) Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

IV. One (1) Cup (8oz.) Porcini or Crimini Mushrooms, Sliced

V. Cook Time: 20 min

Genre(s): Programmatic/Cinematic Chamber Music, Classical, Jazz, Latin

Performers: 12-14

Instrumentation: Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, String Quartet (Violin I-II, Viola, Cello), Percussion (Xylophone, Concert Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Crash Cymbal, Ride/Suspended Cymbal, Tambourine, Clave, Shaker, Cabasa, Temple Blocks, 3 Congas, Hi-Hat, Triangle)

Difficulty: Advanced


     Food and Music have always been my two most favorite things in the world. So, as my love for composing grew along-side my love for cooking (and the Food Network), I found myself wondering: What if John Williams scored a cooking show?

     As such, Marsala begins with four short movements (or vignettes), each one representing a main ingredient in the classic Italian dish Chicken Marsala, with each theme performed by a corresponding instrument(s): I. Garlic (English Horn), II. Wine (Strings), III. Chicken (Oboe), and IV. Mushrooms (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet). The fifth and final movement is the musical melding of all ingredients, themes, motives, and flavors, representing the process of cooking the meal from start to finish.

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Chicken Marsala, Album Cover for Marsala by Adam Baumol



Adam Baumol, Professional Drummer, Educator, Composer, Arranger, Transcriber and Audio Engineer

Professor Adam M. Baumol (B.M. Percussion, M.M. Music Theory/Composition) is a full-time musician, performer, educator, composer, arranger, transcriber and audio engineer, currently residing in New Orleans, LA.

With over 30 years of diverse, musical experience (including 15+ years as an educator), Professor Baumol brings passion, energy, creativity and focus to every project. He has performed, recorded and toured with countless bands, appeared on dozens of records (original projects and session work), and maintains a regular teaching schedule of private students.

More recently, Professor Baumol created a music education program for young musicians called Band Together NOLAwhich gives students the opportunity to learn how to work, practice, rehearse and perform as a group. Learn more HERE.

Professor Baumol is thrilled to begin offering music services online and remotely, allowing for greater flexibility and connection with friends, colleagues and students across the country and around the world.


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