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Highlights from "The King and I"

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Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers (arr. C.P. Herfurth)


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General Info

Year: 1951 / 1957
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Chappell Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
Flute
Bassoon
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The King and I is a musical, the fifth by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, which is in turn derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The musical premiered on March 29, 1951, at Broadway's St. James Theatre. It ran nearly three years, then the fourth longest-running Broadway musical in history, and has had many tours and revivals.

The musical's plot relates the experiences of Anna, a British schoolteacher hired as part of the King's drive to modernize his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is marked by conflict through much of the piece, as well as by a love that neither can admit.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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Resources

  • The King and I, Wikipedia Accessed 15 May 2016
  • Rodgers, R.; Herfurth, C. (1957). Highlights from The King and I [score]. Williamson Music: New York.