From Wind Repertory Project
Ira Hearshen

Ira Hearshen

Enchanted is the fourth movement of the dance suite Aragon 1945-1952.

General Info

Year: 2017
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ludwig Masters
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II-III
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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, including:

  • Drum Set
  • Mark Tree
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The fourth movement of Aragon 1945-1952 was inspired by the hit show tune from the 1949 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. Many consider it the duo's most popular song, and numerous popular singers have recorded it, including Perry Como, whose version reached #1 in 1949, and Frank Sinatra, who recorded the song several times throughout his career.

Scored as a flowing ballad, the piece effectively conveys the emotion and romantic spirit of the Rodgers and Hammerstein creation with lyrical melodic lines, lush harmonies, solos for alto saxophone and horn, an effective key change, and a quiet, delicate ending.

-Program Note from The Instrumentalist


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Ira Hearshen website Accessed 30 August 2019
  • "New Music Reviews." The Instrumentalist, 72/6 (January 2018), p. 28-30.