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Alan Jay Lerner
Frederick Loewe

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

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General Info

Year: 1957
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Chappell
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

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Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Eb Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Gigi is a story of La Belle Epoque, Paris at the turn of the century: a world of beauty and luxury and sophisticates like Honoré and his handsome nephew Gaston. In this world love is a work of art and also a business arrangement. Little Gigi is being trained by her Aunt Alicia; she must learn how to allure, how to recognize the blue flame at the heart of an emerald, how to choose a cigar - but Gigi doesn't want just to be someone's mistress, even Gaston's. To his surprise Gaston discovers that Gigi is the only girl who doesn't bore him.

Gigi is a show that bubbles like champagne that flows through its vivid scenes. There is a tang of salty French wit, too, and a lacing of all-time hits: Gigi, The Night They Invented Champagne, I Remember It Well, and Thank Heaven For Little Girls. Gigi was first produced at the Uris Theater in New York City on November 13, 1973.

-Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


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State Ratings

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  • King's Park (Fairfax, Va.) Concert Band (Rich Bergman, conductor) - 9 November 2014

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