Magnificent Seven, The (arr Phillippe)

From Wind Repertory Project
Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein (arr. Phillippe)

General Info

Year: 1960 / 2006
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $77.00; (digital) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 American Western film directed by John Sturges and starring Yul Brynner, Eli Wallach, Horst Buchholz, James Coburn, Brad Dexter, Steve McQueen, Robert Vaughn, and Charles Bronson. The film is an Old West-style remake of Akira Kurosawa's 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai. Brynner, McQueen, Buchholz, Bronson, Vaughn, Coburn, and Dexter portray the title characters, a group of seven gunfighters hired to protect a small village in Mexico from a group of marauding bandits and their leader (Wallach).

The film's score is by Elmer Bernstein. Along with the iconic main theme and effective support of the story line, the score also contains allusions to twentieth-century symphonic works, such as the reference to Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra, second movement, in the tense quiet scene just before the shootout. The original soundtrack was not released at the time until reused and rerecorded by Bernstein for the soundtrack of Return of the Seven.

In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • University of North Dakota (Bismarck) University Band (James Popejoy, conductor) - 27 April 2021
  • Windham (NH) Concert Band (Spencer Aston, conductor) – 7 April 2018
  • Triton College Community Band (River Grove, Ill.) (Dana Legg, conductor) – 5 March 2018
  • University of Leeds (England) Concert Band (Connor Marston, conductor) – 13 May 2017
  • Maybrook (N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Kevin Scott, conductor) – 20 May 2016
  • Festival Wind Orchestra (Toronto, Ont.) (Keith Reid, conductor) – 22 June 2013

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