Great Escape, The (arr. Smeets)

From Wind Repertory Project
Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein (arr. Roland Smeets)


General Info

Year: 1963 /
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: HAFABRA Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €78.00   |   Score Only (print) - €16.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Great Escape is a 1963 American epic war film starring Steve McQueen, James Garner and Richard Attenborough.

The film is based on Paul Brickhill's 1950 nonfiction book of the same name, a firsthand account of the mass escape by British Commonwealth prisoners of war from German POW camp Stalag Luft III in Sagan (now Żagań, Poland), in the province of Lower Silesia, Nazi Germany. The film was based on real events but deviated significantly from the historical record, depicting a heavily fictionalized version of the escape, including numerous compromises—such as featuring Americans among the escapees—in order to boost its commercial appeal.

The film became very popular and emerged as one of the highest-grossing films of the year, winning McQueen the award for Best Actor at the Moscow International Film Festival and is now considered a classic. The Great Escape is also notable for its motorcycle chase scene and famous jump scene, which is considered one of the best stunts ever performed.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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Performances

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  • Prairie Wind Ensemble (East Peoria, Ill.) (Jim Tallman, conductor) - 17 March 2022


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