I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing

From Wind Repertory Project
Sammy Nestico

Arranged by Sammy Nestico

Subtitle: In Perfect Harmony

General Info

Year: 1971
Duration: c. 3:05
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Pop song
Publisher: Shada Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
Percussion, including:

  • Bongos (or small Tom-Tom)
  • Drum Set
  • Triangle
  • Xylophone (or Bells)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) is a pop song that originated as the jingle True Love and Apple Pie, by British hit songwriters Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway, and sung by Susan Shirley. The lyrics were rewritten by the songwriters, together with U.S. advertising executive Bill Backer and U.S. songwriter Billy Davis, for The Coca-Cola Company's then-advertising agency, McCann Erickson, to become Buy the World a Coke in the 1971 Hilltop television commercial for Coca-Cola and sung by the Hillside Singers.

Buy the World a Coke was produced by Billy Davis and portrayed a positive message of hope and love, featuring a multicultural collection of teenagers on top of a hill appearing to sing the song.

The popularity of the jingle led to it being re-recorded in two versions: one by the New Seekers and another by the Hillside Singers, as a full-length song, dropping references to Coca-Cola.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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