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Music of the Night

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Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. Michael Brown)


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Subtitle: From The Phantom of the Opera


General Info

Year: 1986 / 2004
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Convertible Bass Line
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

From the musical that revolutionized Broadway, here is the moving ballad that has joined the ranks of beloved hits from the Broadway stage. The clarinets are featured on the melody in the opening, and later, other sections take their turn in this beautifully scored arrangement.

- Program Note by publisher


The Music of the Night (also labeled as just Music of the Night) is a song from the 1986 musical The Phantom of the Opera. The music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Charles Hart.

In the musical, it is sung after the Phantom lures Christine Daaé to his lair beneath the Opera House. He seduces Christine with "his music" of the night, his voice putting her into a type of trance. He sings of his unspoken love for her and urges her to forget the world and life she knew before. The Phantom leads Christine around his lair, eventually pulling back a curtain to reveal a mannequin dressed in a wedding gown resembling Christine. When she approaches it, it suddenly moves, causing her to faint. The Phantom then carries Christine to a bed, where he lays her down and goes on to write his music.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee) Concert Band (James Baxter, conductor) – 11 May 2018


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Lloyd Webber, A.; Brown, M. (2003). The Music of the Night : From The Phantom of the Opera [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • The Music of the Night, Wikipedia Accessed 19 May 2018