Alfred Music Publishing presents Adding Machine—A Musical: Vocal Selections (http://www.alfred.com/alfredweb/front/productdetail.aspx?itemnum=32158&pubnum=0
). This songbook includes selections from Joshua Schmidt's highly-acclaimed score for the dark, expressionist musical, Adding Machine. This musical focuses on a man who, after serving his company faithfully for 25 years, gets fired and is replaced by an adding machine. This event sets off a chain reaction of depression and murder, reflected in the sinister score. A sure hit for music makers everywhere, this sophisticated, stylish, and distinctively original musical combines such diverse influences as 20th century modernism and even gospel. Adding Machine—A Musical: Vocal Selections gives the music maker the chance to perform something rarely heard in musical theatre. Over the course of several years prior to Adding Machine, composer Joshua Schmidt had already garnered respect as a leading sound designer and incidental music composer for the theatre. Yet, even as a veteran of the music and sound scene, Schmidt managed to avoid conforming to musical trends, and instead honed his edgy and innovative compositional style. His works also include The Minister's Wife, which recently enjoyed an extended run at the Writer's Theatre in Chicago. Termed a "jaw dropping talent" by critics, Schmidt's compositions for both productions have earned him widespread respect—with the Chicago Tribune going so far as to label some compositions "magnificent creations." Alfred Music Publishing is proud to represent this talent and share this unique musical experience with you through Adding Machine—A Musical: Vocal Selections. Featuring piano/vocal arrangements with guitar chord grids, Adding Machine—A Musical: Vocal Selections is now available as a songbook for 19.95. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at alfred.com. Titles: Daisy's Confession; Didn't We; Freedom (Reprise); I'd Rather Watch You; In Numbers; Something to Be Proud Of; The Gospel According to Shrdlu; Zero's Confession.