Highlights from "Bye Bye Birdie''

From Wind Repertory Project
Charles Strouse

Charles Strouse (arr. Calvin Custer)

General Info

Year: 1960 / 1997
Duration: c. 4:10
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Warner Brothers
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.


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
Tuba/String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From one of America's best-loved musicals, which plays year after year in schools, colleges and amateur stages, we visit Conrad, Albert and Rosie in this wildly popular, hip-gyrating '50s rock-n-roll classic. None of us will ever forget Put on a Happy Face, One Last Kiss, One Boy (Girl), Kids and A Lot of Livin' to Do.

- Program Note from publisher

Bye Bye Birdie is a stage musical with a book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams and music by Charles Strouse.

Originally titled Let's Go Steady, Bye Bye Birdie is set in 1958. The story was inspired by the phenomenon of popular singer Elvis Presley and his draft notice into the Army in 1957. The rock star character's name, "Conrad Birdie", is word play on the name of Conway Twitty. Twitty is best remembered today for his long career as a country music star, but in the late 1950s, he was one of Presley's rock 'n' roll rivals.

The original 1960–1961 Broadway production was a Tony Award–winning success.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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