Best of Miami Sound Machine, The

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Miami Sound Machine

Miami Sound Machine (arr. Paul Murtha)

General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 3:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Latin Pops Band
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50

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Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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 I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Congas
  • Cowbell
  • Drum Set
  • Marimba
  • Shaker (small)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Timbales
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This iconic band from the '80s gave us some of the hottest dance hits of the decade. Here is a great sounding medley that brings back the Latin magic including: Rhythm Is Gonna Get You; Words Get in the Way and Conga.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Miami Sound Machine; Murtha, P. (2011). The Best of Miami Sound Machine: (Rhythm Is Gonna Get You, Words Get in the Way, Conga [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Perusal score