Broadway Show-Stoppers Overture

From Wind Repertory Project
Warren Barker

Medley arranged by Warren Barker

General Info

Year: 1983
Duration: c. 9:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Broadway has given us a large number of musical performances that have excited the audiences to spontaneously react with applause that interrupts the production. Warren Barker has produced an arrangement of six of these notable songs. Everything’s Coming Up Roses was sung by Ethel Merman performing as Rose in Gypsy. Based on the life of Fanny Brice, the 1964 musical Funny Girl featured Barbra Streisand singing People. Alfred Doolittle, Eliza’s father, told us that his fate could change With a Little Bit of Luck in the production of My Fair Lady. On A Clear Day is both the name of the song and the musical premiered in 1965 that concerns a woman with ESP who has been reincarnated, starring Barbara Harris. It reached a wider audience in the 1970 film with Barbra Streisand. The opening song for The Fantasticks was Try To Remember, exhorting the audience to imagine what the sparce set suggests. The success of these musical productions is summed up with That’s Entertainment! written for the MGM musical film The Band Wagon. It has become a signature tune on Broadway and in Hollywood.

- Program Note by Foothill Symphonic Winds


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (German Gonzalez, conductor) - 14 May 2023
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (David Adams, conductor) - 24 July 2022
  • University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign) Summer Band (Anthony Messina, conductor) - 25 July 2019
  • Charlottesville Municipal Band (Crozet, Va.) (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) – 4 June 2019
  • Emporia (Ks.) Municipal Band (James Davis, conductor) - 7 June 2018
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Michael Wirgler, conductor) – 23 April 2017
  • North Jersey Concert Band (Montville) (Michael Roth, conductor) – 8 October 2016
  • Macungie (Penn.) Band (Michael Moran, conductor) – 2 April 2016 (ACB 2016 Annual Convention (Pittsburgh, Penn.))
  • Macungie Band (Bethlehem, Penn.) (Michael Moran, conductor) - 5 June 2015
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 5 May 2015
  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Palo Alto, Calif.) (David Bruce Adams, conductor) - 8 March 2015
  • Fox Valley Concert Band (St. Charles, Ill.) - 19 July 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Danny Boy (Flex instrumentation) (as arranger; adapt. Clark) (1991/2010)

All Wind Works


  • Barker, W. [198-?]. Broadway Show-Stoppers Overture [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.