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Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman (arr. Douglas E Wagner)

Subtitle: From Tim Burton's 1988 blockbuster film Beetlejuice

General Info

Year: 1988 / 2015
Duration: c. 1:55
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


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, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Iconic and quirky, this hit movie opened in 1988 to rave reviews and tremendous box office success. This arrangement captures the fun and colorful atmosphere of the script, as well as careful writing which will bring out the best in performances by young players.

- Program Note from publisher

Tim Burton's second directorial blockbuster, Beetlejuice, opened in 1988 to rave reviews and impressive box office success. The movie even led to an animated television series, along with theme park attractions.

As in all iconic big-screen productions, music plays a key role. Danny Elfman's imaginative score captures the essence of the script while carrying the adventures of the Maitlands in their new 'life,' dodging the wily ways of the crazed 'bio-exorcist' Beetlejuice, brilliantly played by Michael Keaton.

This arrangement highlights themes from the main title of the film, full of all the fun and instrumental color of the original, but written to flatter performances by young players.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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