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Highlights from "South Pacific"

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Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers (arr. Philip J. Lang)


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General Info

Year: 1949 / 1958
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: III+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Chappell Music Company, through Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00

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Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

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Program Notes

One of the most beloved of all Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, South Pacific opened on Broadway in 1949, and ran for 1,925 performances. It was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1950. Set in the South Pacific during World War II, it tells the story of two Americans, stationed in the South Pacific, who fall hopelessly in love with two islanders.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


This medley from the Broadway play and the movie includes Bali Ha'I, Some Enchanted Evening, There Is Nothin' Like a Dame, and A Wonderful Guy.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Bemidji (Minn.) State University Symphonic Band (Ryan Webber, conductor) - 20 April 2021


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