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Theme from "Superman"

From Wind Repertory Project
John Williams

John Williams (arr. Holcombe)


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General Info

Year: 1979
Duration:
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
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 I-II
Cornets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Released in 1978, this classic film helped pave the way for future silver screen appearances by other comic book heroes. The film score by Mr. Williams is a masterpiece of bold themes and tender moments. Here is an authentic transcription for band of the Superman March from the original soundtrack.

- Program Note by publisher


Few fictional characters have been as prolific in mainstream entertainment as the Man of Steel. From the original comic stories in the 1930s to the Clayton Collyer radio show and Paramount’s animated shorts in the '40s, the Kirk Alyn television shows of the '50s, the musical adaptation for theatre and George Reeves series of the '60s, the feature films of the '70s and '80s, the television spin-offs of the '90s and '00s, and finally, a resurrection to the big screen in 2006, the legend of Superman has thrived for more than 60 years. Upon the first major motion picture production in the mid-'70s, director Richard Donner and his producers determined that the character would be treated with respect while, after all his adventures, providing him with a massive scale on which to generate his wonder. Their success in that production yielded four Oscar nominations (with one win) and a permanent “most favored Superman” status for actor Christopher Reeve.

- Program Note by San Luis Obispo Wind Orchestra concert program, 29 October 2011


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Williams, J.; Holcombe, B. (1979). Theme from Superman [score]. Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Corp.: [s.l.]