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Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini (arr. Johnnie Vinson)


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Subtitle: From the Motion Picture 'The Great Race'


General Info

Year: 1965 / 2012
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

From the classic movie The Great Race, starring Tony Curtis, Natalie Wood and Jack Lemmon, here is the Mancini gem featured in the memorable and climactic pie fight scene, promoted as the greatest pie fight ever.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band (Farmington) (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 29 March 2020
  • Empire Wind Ensemble (Highland, Calif.) (Jessica Swanson, conductor) – 12 June 2019
  • Gaston Symphonic Band (Gastonia, N.C.) (John Gunter, conductor) – 3 May 2019
  • Solano Winds (Fairfield, Calif.) (Bill Doherty, conductor) – 9 March 2018
  • Tucson (Ariz.) Concert Band (Lorelei Allison Conrad, conductor) – 9 October 2016
  • Cameron (Mo.) Municipal Band (Ann Goodwin Clark, conductor) – 19 June 2016 (Missouri Bandmasters Association Convention)
  • Shadow Ridge Middle School Honors Winds (Alicia DeSoto, conductor) - 19 December 2012 (2012 Midwest Clinic)
  • Medina (Ohio) Community Band (Marcus Neiman, conductor) - 2012


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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