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Symphonic Beatles, The

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John Lennon
Paul McCartney

John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. John Cacavas)


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General Info

Year: 1992
Duration: c. 7:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $70.00   |   Score Only - $7:50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
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-III
F Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The legendary Beatles have produced some of the biggest hits of all time! Here's an outstanding showcase that brings several of those hits to the concert stage. Includes: A Hard Day's Night; Yesterday; I Want To Hold Your Hand; Michelle and Hey, Jude.

- Program Note by publisher


Lennon and McCartney wrote some of the most popular songs in the history of rock music, as one of the most influential songwriting partnerships of the twentieth century. Their appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in February, 1964, launched them onto the American pop music scene and pushed their music to the top of the charts, with over 40 “number one” single recordings. The Symphonic Beatles includes A Hard Day’s Night (1964), Yesterday (1966), I Want to Hold Your Hand (1963), Michelle (1965), and Hey Jude (1970).

- Program Note by the San Jose Wind Symphony concert program, 9 March 2014


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Dalton/Whitfield Community Band (Tunnel Hill, Ga.) (George “Smitty” Barnett, conductor) – 12 November 2018
  • Pueblo (Colo.) West Community Band (George Hammersmith, conductor) – 14 July 2015
  • Mississippi Community (Clinton) Symphonic Band (David P. Miller, conductor) - 18 October 2014
  • San Jose Wind Symphony (Edward C. Harris, conductor) - 9 March 2014
  • Gangnam Wind Orchestra (Seoul, Korea) (Hee Chan Ahn, conductor) - 13 December 2013


Works for Winds by these Composers

Lennon:

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


McCartney:

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • McCartney, P.; Lennon, J; Cacavas, J. (1992). The Symphonic Beatles [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.