From Wind Repertory Project
Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers (arr. John Morrissey)

General Info

Year: 1925 / 1953 / 1959
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: E.B. Marks
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of Print.

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Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Manhattan is a popular song and part of the Great American Songbook. It is often known as "We'll Have Manhattan" based on the opening line. The music was written by Richard Rodgers and the words by Lorenz Hart for the 1925 revue "Garrick Gaieties".

The song describes, in several choruses, the simple delights of Manhattan for a young couple in love. The joke is that these "delights" are really some of the worst, or cheapest, sights that New York has to offer; for example, the stifling, humid stench of the subway in summertime is described as "balmy breezes", while the noisy, grating pushcarts on Mott Street are "gently gliding by". A particular Hart delight is the use of New York dialect to rhyme "spoil" with "boy and goil".

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Diablo Regional Concert Band (Martinez, Calif.) (Cora Martens, conductor) – 11 June 2017
  • Milpitas (Calif.) Community Concert Band – 8 March 2013

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Manhattan (Song), Wikipedia Accessed 24 June 2017
  • Rodgers, R.; Hart, L.; Morrissey, J. (1959). Manhattan [score]. E.B. Marks: New York.