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Fabulous Village People, The

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Village People

Village People (arr. Joan Thorp)

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 3:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Disco songs
Publisher: Thorp Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - AUS$98.19 br />

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute I
  • Oboe
  • E-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Soprano Trumpet
  • B-flat Trumpet I
  • Solo Cornet
  • Repiano Cornet
  • Violin I
  • Keyboard Percussion

Part 2

  • Flute II
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I
  • B-flat Trumpet II
  • B-flat Cornet II
  • Flugelhorn
  • Solo Tenor Horn
  • Violin II

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone II
  • B-flat Cornet III
  • Tenor Horn I
  • F Horn
  • Trombone I
  • Euphonium
  • Violin III
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon I
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Tenor Horn II
  • Horn in F II
  • Trombone II
  • Baritone T.C. I-II
  • Euphonium
  • Cello I

Part 5

  • Bassoon II
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Baritone T.C. II
  • Euphonium II
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • B-flat Bass
  • E-flat Bass
  • Bass Guitar
  • Cello II

Additional Parts (optional)

  • Piano
  • Timpani
  • Drum Kit
  • Auxiliary Percussion
  • Guitar
  • Voice


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This masterful collage of glamour and glitz features some of the best dance music of the ‘70’s: Macho Man, Go West and YMCA. Expect some audience participation with this performance!

- Program Note from publisher

Village People are an American disco group, formed in 1979, known for their on-stage costumes, catchy tunes, and suggestive lyrics. The group was originally formed by French producers Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and lead singer Victor Willis following the release of the debut album Village People, which targeted disco's large gay audience. The group's name refers to New York City's Greenwich Village, at the time known for its large gay population. The characters were a symbolic group of American masculinity and macho gay-fantasy personas.

The group quickly became popular and moved into the mainstream, scoring several disco and dance hits internationally, including the hit singles Macho Man, In the Navy, Go West and their biggest hit, Y.M.C.A.. Describing the latter as "an American phenomenon", in March 2020 the U.S. Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry, which preserves audio recordings considered to be "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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