For New York

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John Williams

John Williams (arr. Paul Lavender)

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General Info

Year: 1988 /
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Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts – In process


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Program Notes

For Leonard Bernstein's 70th birthday.

Williams and Bernstein enjoyed a personal friendship through the years of their parallel careers as both conductors and composers. Upon the occasion of Bernstein’s seventieth birthday in 1988, Williams dedicated a brief piece to his friend in the form of variations on some of Bernstein’s most popular themes. Originally titled To Lenny! To Lenny!, the work quotes New York, New York and Lonely Town from Bernstein’s early Broadway hit On the Town, as well as fragments of America from West Side Story and a hint of Happy Birthday in honor of the occasion.

For New York was premièred for Bernstein on August 28, 1988, at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lennox, Massachusetts, by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Williams.

- Program Note from Marine Band concert program, 27 July 2018


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State Ratings

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  • University of North Texas (Denton) Wind Symphony (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) – 8 November 2018
  • United States Marine Band (Washington, D.C. (Jason K. Fettig, conductor) - 27 July 2018 (San Antonio, Tx.)
  • Dallas (Tex.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 27 March 2018

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  • Dallas Winds, personal correspondence, March 2018