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Batman Theme, The (Hefti)

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Neal Hefti

Neal Hefti (arr. Michael Story)


General Info

Year: 1966 / 1989
Duration:
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Flute
C Flute (Oboe) (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet/Trumpet
Horn in F
Trombone/Euphonium/Bassoon
Tuba
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells (optional)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

POW! ZOOM! CRASH! Here he comes to save the Universe! Let it loose . . . this one is pure superhero fun!

- Program Note from publisher


Batman is an American live action television series, based on the DC comic book character of the same name. It stars Adam West as Bruce Wayne / Batman and Burt Ward as Dick Grayson / Robin -- two crime-fighting heroes who defend Gotham City from a variety of archvillains. It is known for its camp style, upbeat theme music, and its intentionally humorous, simplistic morality (aimed at its largely teenage audience). This included championing the importance of using seat belts, doing homework, eating vegetables, and drinking milk. The 120 episodes aired on the ABC network for three seasons from January 12, 1966, to March 14, 1968.

Composer Neal Hefti received three Grammy nominations for his television work and received one award for his Batman television score. His Batman title theme, a simple cyclic twelve-bar blues-based theme, became a Top 10 single for The Marketts and later for Hefti himself.

- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia


Media

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