Jesus Christ Superstar (arr. Hautvast)

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. Willy Hautvast)

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General Info

Year: 1969
Duration: c. 8:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $200.00   |   Score Only (print) - $36.00


Full Score

C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
E-flat Flugelhorn
Flugelhorn Solo-I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Tenorhorn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone

(Percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In 1970 the British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (London, 1948) had a real big success with his second musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Besides the title song, Willy Hautvast selected the most popular songs I Don't Know How to Love Him, Everything Is All Right, I Only Want to Say and Hosanna. This selection commemorates a musical monument of the entertainment music of the last quarter of the 20th century.

- Program Note from publisher

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It started as a rock opera album musical before its Broadway on-stage debut in 1971. The musical is mostly sung-through, with little spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible.

The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and other characters. Much of the plot centers on Judas, who is dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus is steering his disciples.

Contemporary attitudes, sensibilities, and slang pervade the rock-opera's lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly contain many intentional anachronisms.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

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