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Air (arr. Lambrecht)

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Billy Joel

Billy Joel (arr. Barbara Lambrecht)

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Subtitle: Dublinesque

General Info

Year: 2001 / 2016
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50; (digital) - $15.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-VI

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Written with a Grainger-like sensibility and an Irish charm, Billy Joel's emergence as a serious composer includes this beautiful air. The lyric opening, featuring optional piano and solo for English horn or alto sax, leads to an invigorating dance-like movement with creative rhythmic and harmonic devices.

Air (Dublinesque) was released on Joel's 2001 album Fantasies & Delusions.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

  • South Carolina: IV


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