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Gonna Fly Now

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Bill Conti

Bill Conti (arr. Naohiro Iwai)


Subtitle: Theme from Rocky


General Info

Year: 1976 / 2008
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $104.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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 Trumpet Solo-I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Electric Guitar
Electric Bass Guitar
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum (optional)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum (optional)
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This is best known as the theme from Rocky, the 1997 [sic: 1976] smash hit for composer, conductor and Oscar winner Bill Conti. The Japanese arranger Naohiro Iwai has taken this exciting piece and made it into a stirring concert item for concert band.

- Program Note from publisher


Gonna Fly Now, also known as Theme from Rocky, is the theme song from the movie Rocky, composed by Bill Conti with lyrics by Carol Connors and Ayn Robbins, and performed by DeEtta West and Nelson Pigford. Released in February 1977 with the movie Rocky, the song became part of American popular culture after main character Rocky Balboa as part of his daily training regimen runs up the 72 stone steps leading to the entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia and raises his arms in a victory pose, while the song plays. The song was written in Philadelphia. The song is also often played at sporting events, especially at sporting events in the city of Philadelphia or featuring sports teams from there.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media


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