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James Bond Suite

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Monty Norman

Monty Norman (arr. Frank Erickson)


General Info

Year: 1962 / 2003
Duration: c. 10:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts - $85.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Movements

1. James Bond Theme – 1:45
2. Live and Let Die – 3:00
3. For Your Eyes Only
4. Goldfinger


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contrabass 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
F Horn I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Electric Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II (2 players), including:

  • Bells
  • Drumset
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Monty Norman was born in London in 1928. Norman is famous for writing the music to the first James Bond movie Dr. No, and has been credited with writing the James Bond Theme, the signature theme of the James Bond franchise. Norman has received royalties since 1962 the theme, but it was arranged by John Barry after the producers were dissatisfied with Norman’s arrangement. Barry claimed that he actually did write the theme; nevertheless, Norman won two libel actions against publishers for claiming that Barry was the composer.

Four of the most popular numbers are included in this suite arranged by the famous wind band composer Frank Erickson. They include James Bond Theme, (Norman) Live and Let Die (by Paul McCartney) For Your Eyes Only (by Michael Leeson and Bill Conti) and Goldfinger (music by John Barry.)

- Program Note by San Luis Obispo Wind Ensemble concert program, 29 October 2011


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Erickson, F. [2003]. James Bond Suite [score]. Alfred: Van Nuys, Calif.