Mary Poppins

From Wind Repertory Project
Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman

Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman (orch. Alfred Reed)

General Info

Year: 1963 / 1964 / 2006
Duration: c. 8:15
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Molenaar Edition
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
D-flat Piccolo
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-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 Solo-I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Effects
  • Snare Drum
  • Xylophone


In Score:

  • Percussion I, Xylophone, m. 24, beat 2: Add a "mf" dynamic marking
  • Percussion I, Bells, m. 69, beat 2 and 3: Add tremolo markings on these two quarter notes
  • Percussion II, m. 29: Part is listed as "Cym." when it should be played on Crash Cymbals
  • Percussion II, m. 41-43: Part is listed as "Cym." when it should be played on Crash Cymbals

- Potential errata noted by Matthew LeFebvre

Program Notes

P. L. Travers's legendary magical British nanny came delightfully to life in the 1964 Walt Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. At least 17 original songs by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman enhanced this musically rich movie, and their score won two Grammy Awards and two Academy Awards. 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 adapted from Wikipedia

This medley from the Walt Disney movie includes the melodies Feed the Birds, A Spoonful of Sugar, I Love to Laugh, Sand Dance, Jolly 'oliday, Step in Time, Chim Chim Cheree, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Let's Go Fly a Kite (not listed as such), and The Derby.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.

Performances (exact editions uncertain)

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