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Ease on Down the Road

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Charlie Smalls

Charlie Smalls (arr. Jirka Kadlec)


Subtitle: From the Movie: The Wiz


General Info

Year: 1974
Duration: 2:30
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Editions Marc Reift
Cost: Score and Parts (digital & physical) - CHF125.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bongos
  • Drum Set
  • Triangle
  • Tambourine


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Ease on Down the Road is a song from the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, an R&B re-interpretation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Charlie Smalls–composed tune is the show's version of both "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" and "We're Off to See the Wizard" from the 1939 version of The Wizard of Oz. In the song, performed three times during the show, Dorothy and her friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion dance their way down the Yellow Brick Road and give each other words of encouragement.

Two versions of the song have been released as charting singles: one associated with the Broadway show by studio group Consumer Rapport in 1975, and a second recorded by Diana Ross and Michael Jackson for the feature-film adaptation of The Wiz (1978).

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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