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Cantina Band

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John Williams

John Williams (arr. Eric Kalver)

Subtitle: From Star Wars, Episode IV: A New Hope.

General Info

Year: 1977 / 2014
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $18.99


Full Score
Bass Guitar (optional)
Percussion, including:

  • Drum Set
  • Bells
  • Marimba I-II
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Star Wars Cantina Band theme is one of the most well-known in the Star Wars movies. It is arranged here with a big band swing feel, with the drum set in a shuffled tom-tom groove, in the same vein as Sing, Sing, Sing to give it more of a bounce. By the end of the piece, everyone will be swinging hard and driving it to the tag ending.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

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  • Williams, J.; Kalver, K. (1977, 2014). Cantina Band: For Mallet Ensemble, Bass Guitar and Drumset [score]. Alfred Publishing Co.: Van Nuys, Calif.
  • Perusal Score