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Harlem Nocturne

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Earle Hagen

Earle Hagen (arr. John Krance)


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General Info

Year: 1939 / 1968 / 1999
Duration: IV+
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50

For additional availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


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
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)

  • Drum Set


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Ever since its first appearance in 1940, Earle Hagen's hauntingly beautiful Harlem Nocturne has been one of the most performed pieces in American popular music. This version by legendary arranger John Krance skillfully captures the original spirit and mood of this unique American classic

- Program Note by publisher


Harlem Nocturne is a jazz standard written by Earle Hagen and Dick Rogers in 1939 for the Ray Noble orchestra they played in. The song was adopted by bandleader Randy Brooks the next year as his theme song. The work has been frequently recorded; there have reportedly been about 500 covers of this classic

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Nevada County Concert Band (Grass Valley, Calif.) (Cheryl Woldseth, conductor) – 2 June 2019
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Rich Smucker, conductor) – 7 May 2017
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor; Maria Daehler, saxophone) – 14 February 2016


Works for Winds by this Composer


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