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Let It Be Medley

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John Lennon
Paul McCartney

John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Balent)


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General Info

Year: 1970
Duration:
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Maclen Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II
F Horn I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

"Let It Be" is a song by the Beatles, released in March 1970 as a single, and (in an alternate mix) as the title track of their album Let It Be. At the time, it had the highest debut on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 6. It was written and sung by Paul McCartney. It was their final single before McCartney announced his departure from the band.

McCartney said he had the idea of Let It Be after he had a dream about his mother during the tense period surrounding the sessions for The Beatles ("the White Album") in 1968. According to McCartney, the song's reference to "Mother Mary" was not a biblical reference. The phrase has at times been used as a reference to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ; in fact, the words "let it be" are a direct quote from the Prayer of the Annunciation, Mary's response to the Angel Gabriel in Luke 1.38. Nevertheless, McCartney explained that his mother – who died of cancer when he was fourteen – was the inspiration for the "Mother Mary" lyric.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


This medley includes, in addition to Let It Be, The Long and Winding Road and Get Back.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Jorge Garcia, conductor) – 28 July 2016


Works for Winds by these Composers

Lennon:

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


McCartney:

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources