Year: 1978 / 2018
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Pop vocal
Publisher: Molenaar's Muziekcentrale N.V.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €100.86 | Score Only (print) - €18.61
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
E-flat Horn I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Drum Set
- Timbales (or Bongos or Congas)
None discovered thus far.
Copacabana, also known as Copacabana (At the Copa), is a song recorded by Barry Manilow. Written by Manilow, Jack Feldman, and Bruce Sussman, it was released in 1978 as the third and final single from Manilow's fifth studio album, Even Now (1978).
The song was inspired by a conversation between Manilow and Sussman at the Copacabana Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, when they discussed whether there had ever been a song called "Copacabana". After returning to the U.S., Manilow — who, in the 1960s, had been a regular visitor to the Copacabana nightclub in New York City — suggested that Sussman and Feldman write the lyrics to a story song for him. They did so, and Manilow supplied the music.
The song's lyrics refer to the Copacabana nightclub, "the hottest spot north of Havana". The story starts in the late 1940s, focused on Lola, a Copacabana showgirl, and her lover Tony, a bartender at the club. One night, a mobster named Rico takes an interest in Lola, but he overplays his hand while trying to seduce her and is attacked by Tony. The ensuing fight results in a shooting; after it is initially unclear "who shot who," it soon becomes clear that Tony has died. Thirty years later, the club has been transformed into a discotheque, but a crazed and drunken Lola, having lost Tony, still spends her nights at the Copacabana dressed in her 1940s finery.
- Program Note from Wikipedia
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- University of Cape Town (S. A.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Brendan Phillips, conductor) - 26 April 2022
- Houston (Tex.) Pride Band (Jason Stephens and Deborah Hirsch, conductors) – 15 October 2016
- Banda Municipal de Estepona (Spain) (José Antonio López Camacho, conductor) - 2 August 2015
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Barry Manilow in Concert (arr. Lowden)
- Beautiful Music (arr. Lowden) (1979)
- Copacabana (arr. de Meij) (1978)
- Copacabana (arr. Iwai) (1978/2000)
- Copacabana (arr. Saucedo) (1978/2002)
- Even Now (arr. Lowden) (1977)
- Jump Shout Boogie (arr. Vinson) (1979)
- One Voice (arr. Bernaerts) (2011)
- Copacabana (song). Wikipedia. Accessed 14 October 2016
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Barry Alan Pinkus." Accessed 15 October 2016
- Manilow, B.; Meij, J. (1978). Copacabana: For Band [score]. Molenaar: Wormerveer, Holland.
- Perusal score