Music for a Darkened Theater

From Wind Repertory Project
Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman (arr. Michael Brown)

Subtitle: The Film Scores of Danny Elfman

General Info

Year: 2007
Duration: c. 5:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals (small and large)
  • Flexatone
  • Gong
  • Hi-Hat
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

With an unmistakable and distinct style, the music of Danny Elfman is found in many classic offbeat and spooky movies. This medley features themes from Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Spider-Man, Beetlejuice, and Tales from the Crypt.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Craig McKenzie, conductor) - 1 October 2023
  • Alexander Mackenzie High School (Richmond Hill, Ont., Can.) (Kevin Vuong, conductor) - 7 June 2023
  • East Shore Wind Ensemble (Chestertown, Md.) (Jodi Bortz, conductor) - 30 October 2022
  • Austin (Tx.) Civic Wind Ensemble (Robert Laguna, conductor) - 29 October 2022
  • Indiana Wind Symphony (Carmel) (Charles P. Conrad, conductor) - 31 October 2020
  • Carroll Community Wind Ensemble (Carrollton, Ga.) (Terry Lowery, conductor) - 22 October 2020
  • Amador County Concert Band (Pine Grove, Calif.) (Steve Chambers, conductor) – 6 October 2019
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee) Concert Band (James Baxter, conductor) – 11 May 2018
  • Cypress Symphonic Band (Houston, Tx.) (Clancy Weeks, conductor) – 24 March 2018
  • Grand Street Concert Band (Brooklyn N.Y.) (Brian Worsdale, conductor) – 1 November 2015
  • Santa Monica (Calif.) High School Symphonic Band (Kevin McKeown, conductor) - 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • The Simpsons (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Murtha) (1990/2008)

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