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Music Man, The (arr Buckley)

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Meredith Willson

Meredith Willson (arr. Lewis J Buckley)


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General Info

Year: 1957 / 2002
Duration: c. 21:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Unpublished
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


Instrumentation

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Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Music Man is not published—permission issues. However, the Mason City (Ia.) Foundation received permission to commission this arrangement for the 100th Anniversary of composer Meredith Willson’s birth. They asked that every song in the show be included, so they’re all here except for two that are spoken.

- Program Note by arranger


The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive Midwestern townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. Harold is no musician, however, and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love. Harold risks being caught to win her.

In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Metropolitan Wind Symphony (Boston, Mass.) (Lewis J. Buckley, conductor)– 8 June 2019


Works for Winds by this Composer


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