Hey Jude

From Wind Repertory Project
John Lennon
Paul McCartney

John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr.Jay Bocook)

General Info

Year: 1968 / 1992
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
E-flat Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
B-flat Horn/Flugelhorn
Electric Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Aux Percussion
  • Bass Drum (multiple)
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Quad Toms
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Hey Jude is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. The ballad evolved from Hey Jules, a song McCartney wrote to comfort John Lennon's son, Julian, during his parents' divorce. Hey Jude begins with a verse-bridge structure incorporating McCartney's vocal performance and piano accompaniment; further instrumentation is added as the song progresses. After the fourth verse, the song shifts to a fade-out coda that lasts for more than four minutes.

Hey Jude was released in August 1968 as the first single from the Beatles' record label Apple Records. It spent nine weeks at number one in the United States, the longest for any Beatles single. The single has sold approximately eight million copies and is frequently included on professional critics' lists of the greatest songs of all time. In 2013, Billboard named it the 10th biggest song of all time.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

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