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Double Whoopee

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Lewis J. Buckley

Arranged by Lewis J Buckley

Subtitle: Overture


General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 20:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unpublished
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Double Whoopee is a 1929 Hal Roach Studios silent short comedy film starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. It was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Laurel and Hardy play the roles of a footman (Hardy) and doorman (Laurel) at an upper-class hotel. Jean Harlow also makes a brief appearance in this film, as a blonde bombshell who gets partially stripped by Laurel & Hardy. One of the funnier scenes is one with an automatic elevator. A haughty prince tries to get on the elevator from the first floor. Simultaneously Oliver summons the elevator. For some reason the outer doors don't close and when the prince (who has been busy giving a speech) tries to step in, he falls into the elevator well. Oliver rides down in the elevator and disappears. The prince is pulled out of the well, all disheveled and dirty. He tries it again. This time Stan summons the elevator and the whole thing repeats.

To accompany Double Whoopee, Lewis Buckley has arranged period music actually used in the silent film era. The one difference? The use of a concert band to replace the movie theater organ

- Program Note by Gregory C. Depp for the Metropolitan Wind Symphony concert program, 5 March 2017


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Lexington, Mass.) (Lewis J. Buckley, conductor) – 5 March 2017


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