As Time Goes By

From Wind Repertory Project
Herman Hupfeld

Herman Hupfeld (arr. Warren Barker)

General Info

Year: 1931 / 1996
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $87.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
Solo B-flat Tenor Saxophone or Clarinet (optional)
Solo Trombone (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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, including:

  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As Time Goes By is a song written by Herman Hupfeld in 1931. It became most famous in 1942 when part of it was sung by the character Sam (Dooley Wilson) in the movie Casablanca. Sam's piano accompaniment was played by pianist Elliot Carpenter. The song is heard throughout the film as a leitmotif.

The song was voted No. 2 on the AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs special, commemorating the best songs in film (only surpassed by Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland). It has since become the representative song of Warner Bros. (and was also the title and theme song of the 1990s British romantic comedy series As Time Goes By.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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*Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor; Dick Orange, vocal) – 18 June 2019

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