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Lionel Bart

Lionel Bart (arr. Leyden)

This work may also be known as Highlights from "Oliver" or Oliver - Selections.

General Info

Year: 1960
Duration: c. 8:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hollis Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
C Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • China Cymbals
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Oliver! is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart. The musical is based upon the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.

It premiered in the West End in 1960, enjoying a long run, and successful long runs on Broadway, tours and revivals, after being brought to the U.S. by producer David Merrick in 1963. It was made into a musical film in 1968. Major London revivals played from 1977–80, 1994–98, 2008–11 and on tour in the UK from 2011-13.

A prominent musical in British popular culture, Oliver! received thousands of performances in British schools, particularly in the 1970s, when it was by far the most popular school musical. In 1963 Lionel Bart received the Tony Award for Best Original Score. Many songs are well known to the public.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Peninsula Community Band (Williamsburg, Va.) Ronnie Tong, conductor) – 16 November 2021
  • Encore Winds (Traverse City, Michigan) (Tim Topolewski, conductor) - 2 December 2017
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Steve Layman, conductor) – 23 April 2017
  • University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble (William R. Bell, conductor) – 6 February 2010

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Bart, L.; Leyden, N. (1960). Oliver! [score]. Hollis Music Inc.: [s.l.]
  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 24. Print.
  • Oliver!, Wikipedia Accessed 23 April 2017