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Somewhere (arr. Brown)

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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein (arr. Michael Brown)


Subtitle: From West Side Story


General Info

Year: 1957 / 2012
Duration: c. 3:10
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Vocal with orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00; (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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 Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

One of the definitive ballads of all time, Somewhere from Bernstein's landmark musical West Side Story continues to enchant audiences and players alike.

- Program Note from publisher


Somewhere, sometimes referred to as Somewhere (There's a Place for Us) or simply There's a Place for Us, is a song from the 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story that was made into a film in 1961. The music is composed by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and takes a phrase from the slow movement of Beethoven's 'Emperor' Piano Concerto, which forms the start of the melody, and also a longer phrase from the main theme of Peter I. Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

In the stage musical, the song appears in the second act of the show during the Somewhere Ballet. It is performed by an off-stage soprano singer and is later reprised by the entire company. At the end of the show, when Tony is shot, Maria sings the first few lines of the song as he dies in her arms.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Kentucky Virginia (Whitesburg, Ky.) Summer Winds (Richard Suk, conductor) - 14 June 2022
  • Catskill Valley (Oneonta, N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Amy Hoxie, conductor) - 1 May 2022
  • Hanover Wind Symphony (Morris Township, N.J.) (Matthew Paterno, conductor) - 6 July 2021


Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Cool (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Murtha) (1957/2018)
  • West Side Story (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Sweeney) (1957/2015)


All Wind Works


Resources