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Leslie Bricusse
Anthony Newley

Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley (arr. Douglas E Wagner)


Subtitle: From 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory '


General Info

Year: 1971 / 2013
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $62.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Mark Tree
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 American musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. It is an adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. The Academy Award-nominated original score and songs were composed by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.

The film tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) as he receives a Golden Ticket and visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory with four other children from around the world.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


With its message of endless possibilities and dreams fulfilled, this piece, from the 1971 Academy-award nominated film score of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964), by songwriting team Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, has remained popular since the 1970s---and even more so today, or so says the more than 5.5 million views on YouTube. The tune surfaces three times in the movie, first during the opening title music, then as the feature number by Gene Wilder as he leads his assembled golden ticket winners into the chocolate room, and finally, as part of the "Wonkavator" music at the end. Great fun for all generations, and all generations to come! A charming and musical choice, it is memorable and heartwarming.

- Program Note by publisher


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