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Blue Moon

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Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers (arr. Warren Barker)

General Info

Year: 1937 / 1962
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $87.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
Solo B-flat Tenor Saxophone or B-flat 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 I-II-III, including:

  • Drum Set
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Blue Moon was a featured song in the 1937 Hollywood musical motion picture Hollywood Hotel. With lyrics by Lorenz Hart and music by Richard Rodgers, it has become a popular standard through the years.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 6 October 2019
  • Genesee Wind Ensemble (Oakfield, Mich.) (Philip J. Briatico, conductor) - 18 November 2018
  • Racine (Wisc.) Concert Band (Mark Eichner, conductor; Diane Kosmala, clarinet) - 1 July 2018
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Leyman, conductor; Gary Elwell, trombone) - 19 June 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Rich Smucker, conductor) – 7 May 2017
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Steve Layman, conductor; Dick Orange, vocal) – 1 November 2016
  • Orchestre d'Harmonie de Cluses (France) (Patrick Montessuit, conductor; Tiffany M, vocal) – 30 January 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Rodgers, R.; Hart L.; Barker, W. (1962). Blue Moon : Vocal Solo (Optional Tenor Saxophone, Clarinet or Trombone Solo) with Concert Band Accompaniment [score]. Alfred Publishing: Van Nuys, Calif.