Great Escape March, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein (arr. Robert W. Smith)


General Info

Year: 1963 / 1991 / 1995
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $62.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle


Errata

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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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