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Symphonic Suite from "Far and Away"

From Wind Repertory Project
John Williams

John Williams (arr. Paul Lavender)


General Info

Year: 1992 / 2013
Duration: c. 7:25
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Synthesier (optional)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Bones
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Deep Drum
  • Gong
  • Irish Drum
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam, small
  • Triangle, small


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Far and Away is a 1992 American romantic adventure drama film directed by Ron Howard from a script by Howard and Bob Dolman. It stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

Cruise and Kidman play Irish immigrants seeking their fortune in 1890s America, eventually taking part in the Land Run of 1893.

The music to Far and Away was composed and conducted by composer John Williams. The score, a mixture of traditional Irish instrumentation and conventional orchestra, prominently featured performances by the Irish musical group The Chieftains and a revision of the song Book of Days composed and performed by Enya.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Palo Alto, Calif.) (David Bruce Adams, conductor) – 17 March 2019
  • University of Miami (Fla.) Frost Symphonic Winds (Jay Rees, conductor) – 22 February 2017
  • St. Louis (Mo.) Wind Symphony (Thomas Poshak, conductor) – 13 November 2016
  • Musique de la Police Nationale (France) (Alexandre Jung, conductor) – 15 May 2008


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Williams, J.; Lavender, P. (2013). Symphonic Suite from Far and Away : From the Universal Motion Picture Far and Away [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.