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I'm a Believer (arr Thorp)

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Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond (arr. Joan Thorp)

General Info

Year: 1966 /
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: I-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Pop song
Publisher: Thorp Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - AUS$64.15 (Current copyright licensing on this title prohibits sales to the USA, Canada and Europe)

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute I
  • Oboe
  • E-flat Clarinet
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet I
  • Soprano Cornet
  • Solo Cornet
  • Repiano Cornet
  • Violin I
  • Keyboard Percussion

Part 2

  • Flute II
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet II
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I
  • B-flat Trumpet II
  • B-flat Cornet II
  • Flugelhorn
  • Solo Tenor Horn
  • Violin II

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet III
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone II
  • B-flat Cornet III
  • Tenor Horn I
  • Horn in F I
  • Violin III
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Tenor Horn II
  • Horn in F II
  • Trombone
  • Baritone T.C.
  • Euphonium
  • Cello I

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Baritone T.C. II
  • Euphonium II
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • B-flat Bass
  • E-flat Bass
  • Bass Guitar
  • Cello II

Additional Parts (optional)

  • Piano
  • Timpani
  • Drum Kit
  • Tambourine
  • Guitar


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Smashmouth recorded this Neil Diamond and Monkeys hit for the animated movie Shrek.

- Program Note from publisher

I'm a Believer is a song composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by The Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. The single, produced by Jeff Barry, hit the number-one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the week ending December 31, 1966, and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the last No. 1 hit of 1966 and the biggest-selling record for all of 1967.

The song appeared in four consecutive episodes of The Monkees TV show in December 1966.

Program Note from Wikipedia


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