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Selections from "1776" for Concert Band

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Sherman Edwards

Sherman Edwards (arr. Frank Erickson)


General Info

Year: 1969
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: G. Schirmer
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above. This work may be borrowed from the Chatfield Music Lending Library.



Instrumentation

Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Field Drum
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

1776 is a musical with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone. The story is based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It dramatizes the efforts of John Adams to persuade his colleagues to vote for American independence and to sign the document.

It premiered on Broadway in 1969, earning warm reviews, and ran for 1,217 performances. The production was nominated for five Tony Awards and won three, including the Tony Award for Best Musical. In 1972 it was made into a film adaptation. It was revived on Broadway in 1997.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


This medley includes The Lees of Old Virginia; He Plays the Violin; Momma, Look Sharp; and Is Anybody There?


Commercial Discography

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Performances

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  • New Orleans (La.) Concert Band (Charles Taylor, conductor) – 14 April 2019
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 1 July 2018


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