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John Lennon

John Lennon (arr. Takashi Hoshide)

General Info

Year: 1971 / 2004
Duration: c. 4:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €98.99   |   Score Only (print) - €15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute 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 Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Electric Bass
Percussion, including:

  • Drums
  • Glockenspiel
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Imagine is a popular song by the former Beatles member, John Lennon. Orchestrated here for wind orchestra by Japanese arranger Takashi Hoshide, the familiar tune is taken at a steady pace, allowing for an extended saxophone solo to be placed on top of the arrangement. This arrangement gives the audience a fresh take on one of the twentieth century’s most popular songs, written to encourage the listener to imagine a world at peace without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and nationality, and to consider the possibility that the focus of humanity should be living a life unattached to material possessions.

- Program Note from Leeds University Union (England) Concert Band concert program, 6 November 2016


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State Ratings

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