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How the West Was Won

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Alfred Newman

Alfred Newman (arr. Hawkins)

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General Info

Year: 1962 / 1964
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Robbins
Cost: Score and Parts Out of print.

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Full Score
C Piccolo
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
Eb Horn or Alto I-II
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the movie of the same name, this fantasy of epic proportions depicts the conquering of the West. From the stirring strains of the title melody to the triumphant salute of The Battle Hymn of the Republic, we hear the opening of the Great West of the 1800s.

- Program Notes by Golden Gate Band


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble (Oneonta, N.Y.) (Andy Pease, conductor) – 26 January 2020
  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 2 September 2018
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor)– 6 May 2018
  • Bemidji (Minn.) State University Symphonic Band (Scott Guidry, conductor) – 16 November 2016
  • Pomona (Calif.) Concert Band (Brent Decker, conductor) – 4 August 2016
  • Danville (Calif.) Community Band (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 29 March 2015
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra (Dallas) (Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor) - 19 October 2014
  • Golden Gate Park Band (Michael Wirgler, conductor) - 21 July 2013
  • Shoreline Concert Band (Ken Noreen, conductor) 7 December 20

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