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ABBA

ABBA (arr. Jerry Brubaker)


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Subtitle: As Performed by A*Teens


General Info

Year: 1976
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


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
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bells
  • Congas
  • Drum Set
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Originally performed by ABBA, this classic hit has been recently re-recorded by A*TEENS with a contemporary rhythm.

- Program Note by publisher


Dancing Queen is a song by the Swedish group ABBA, and the lead single from their fourth studio album, Arrival. It was written by Benny Andersson, Björn Kristian Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson. Andersson and Ulvaeus also produced the song. Dancing Queen was released as a single in Sweden on 15 August 1976, followed by a UK release and the rest of Europe a few days later. It was a worldwide hit.

Musically, Dancing Queen is a Europop version of American disco music. As disco music dominated the U.S. charts, the group decided to follow the trend, replicating the "Wall of Sound". The song alternates between "languid yet seductive verses" and a "dramatic chorus that ascends to heart-tugging high notes." Lyrically, the song concerns a visit to the discotheque, but approaches the subject from the joy of dancing itself, thus having a greater emotional content than many disco songs.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Houston (Tex.) Pride Band (Jason Stephens and Deborah Hirsch, conductors) – 15 October 2016


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