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Funkytown (flex)

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Steven Greenberg

Steven Greenberg (arr. Joan Thorp)

This work may also be found as "Funky Town".

General Info

Year: 1979 /
Duration: c. 1:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Disco song
Publisher: Thorp Music

Cost: Score and Parts (print) - AUS$64.15 (Current copyright licensing on this title prohibits sales to the USA, Canada and Europe)

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • C Flute
  • C Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I
  • B-flat Trumpet I
  • E-flat Soprano Cornet
  • Solo Cornet
  • Repiano Cornet
  • Violin I
  • Keyboard Percussion

Part 2

  • C Flute II
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I
  • B-flat Trumpet II
  • B-flat Cornet II
  • Flugelhorn
  • Solo Tenor Horn
  • C Violin II

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone II
  • B-flat Cornet III
  • Tenor Horn I
  • Horn in F I
  • Trombone I
  • Euphonium
  • C Violin III
  • C Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon I
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Tenor Horn II
  • Horn in F II
  • Trombone II
  • Baritone T.C.
  • Euphonium
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Baritone T.C. II
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • B-flat Bass
  • E-flat Bass
  • TAB Bass Guitar

Additional Parts (optional)

  • Piano
  • Guitar
  • Agogo Bells
  • Drum Kit
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Whistle
  • Voices


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Funky Town (also written as "Funkytown") is a song by American disco act Lipps Inc. from their debut album Mouth to Mouth (1979). It was released as the album's lead single in 1980. Funky Town reached the top spot in the United States, West Germany, Canada, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, and Australia, among many others.

Written by musician, composer, and record producer Steven Greenberg and sung by Cynthia Johnson, the song expresses the singer's pining for a metaphorical place that will "keep me movin', keep me groovin' with some energy". Greenberg wrote the song while the band was living in Minneapolis with dreams of moving to New York.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Adaptable Music

  • Funky Town (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Thorp) (1979/)

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