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Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini (arr. John Moss)

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General Info

Year: 1965 / 2005
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
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 I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the epic comedy/adventure movie The Great Race, Henry Mancini captured the essence of the film's tongue-in-cheek slapstick style with this terrific razzmatazz march. The march includes short segments of musical Americana.

- Program Note from publisher

The Great Race is a 1965 American slapstick comedy film starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, and Natalie Wood, directed by Blake Edwards, written by Edwards and Arthur A. Ross, and with music by Henry Mancini.

The story, a race between the daredevils The Great Leslie and Professor Fate, was inspired by the actual 1908 New York to Paris Race.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • The Great Race, Wikipedia Accessed 4 March 2021
  • Mancini, H.; Moss, J. (2003). The Great Race: March [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.