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Batman Theme, The

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Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman (arr. Michael Story)

General Info

Year: 1989 / 1997
Duration: c. 2:30
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $62.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Percussion I-II-III

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Batman is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character was created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger, and first appeared in Detective Comics #27 (May 1939). Originally named the "Bat-Man", the character is also referred to by such epithets as the Caped Crusader, the Dark Knight, and the World's Greatest Detective.

An American cultural icon, Batman has been licensed and adapted into a variety of media, from radio to a number of television series and feature films, and appears on various merchandise sold all over the world.

Composer Danny Elfman won a Grammy award for the score to the 1989 Batman film and its sequels.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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All Wind Works


  • Batman, Wikipedia Accessed 31 October 2016
  • Elfman, D.; Story, M. (1997). The Batman Theme [score]. Alfred: Van Nuys, Calif.