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Penny Lane

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John Lennon
Paul McCartney

John Lennon and Paul McCartney (arr. Iain Maxwell)

General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 3:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Pop song
Publisher: Brass Wind Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £25.75


Full Score
E-flat Trumpet
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (II doubling Piccolo Trumpet; III doubling Flugelhorn)
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Penny Lane is one of the most popular and recognizable songs from the vast output of The Beatles. It was released in February 1967 as a double a-side with Strawberry Fields Forever, in what has been described as the greatest single ever released. The single found The Beatles at their artistic and creative peak, and Penny Lane -- as much as any of their songs released in 1967 -- summed up the technicolor world that burst forth from the monochrome early 1960's, and the positive spirit that anything was possible.

- Program Note from publisher

Penny Lane is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released in February 1967 as a double A-side single with Strawberry Fields Forever. It was written primarily by Paul McCartney and credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership. The lyrics refer to Penny Lane, a street in Liverpool, and make mention of the sights and characters that McCartney recalled from his upbringing in the city.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

This work is a signature tune of the Canadian Brass, notable especially for the high, virtuosic piccolo trumpet obligato solo.


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Indiana Wind Symphony (Carmel) (Charles P. Conrad, conductor; Bian Hoover, piccolo trumpet) - 23 May 2021
  • Roosevelt High School (Sioux Falls, S.D.) Brass Choir (Michael Hench, conductor) - 13 February 2021

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