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Raiders March

From Wind Repertory Project
John Williams

John Williams (trans. Paul Lavender)


Subtitle: From the Paramount Motion Picture 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'


General Info

Year: 1981 / 2004
Duration: c. 1:51
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $195.00   |   Score Only - $25.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
E-flat Clarinet
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Piano/Celeste
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Piatti
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Raiders of the Lost Ark ... is a 1981 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, with a screenplay written by Lawrence Kasdan, from a story by George Lucas and Philip Kaufman. Starring Harrison Ford, it was the first installment in the Indiana Jones film franchise to be released, though it is the second in internal chronological order.

The film originated from Lucas' desire to create a modern version of the serials of the 1930s and 1940s. It pits Indiana Jones (Ford) against a group of Nazis who are searching for the Ark of the Covenant, which Adolf Hitler believes will make his army invincible. The film co-stars Karen Allen as Indiana's former lover, Marion Ravenwood; Paul Freeman as Indiana's nemesis, French archaeologist René Belloq; John Rhys-Davies as Indiana's sidekick, Sallah; Ronald Lacey as Gestapo agent Arnold Toht; and Denholm Elliott as Indiana's colleague, Marcus Brody.

In 1999, the film was included in the U.S. Library of Congress' National Film Registry as having been deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". It is often ranked as one of the greatest films of all time, both in the action-adventure genre, and in general. The film also ranks #2 on Empire's 2008 list of the 500 greatest movies of all time.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • River Valley Wind Ensemble (Kankakee County, Ill.) (David Conrad, conductor) – 20 October 2019
  • North Idaho College (Coeur d’Alene) Wind Symphony (Bryan Hannaford, conductor) – 12 May 2019
  • California State University, Stanislaus, Wind Ensemble (Stuart Sims, conductor) – 9 May 2019
  • Willamette Valley Concert Band (Albany, Ore.) (Matthew Scott, conductor)– 16 March 2019
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) Campus Band (Betsy McCann, conductor) – 8 March 2019
  • United States Military Academy Band (West Point, N.Y.) (Richard Winkels, conductor) – 21 July 2018
  • University of Iowa (Iowa City) Symphony Band (Mark Heidel, conductor) – 30 April 2018
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) – 25 March 2018
  • Solano County (Vacaville, Calif.) Honor Band (Rossano Galante) – 14 January 2018
  • Northwestern Michigan College Concert Band (Traverse City, MI) (Patricia Brumbaugh, conductor) - 28 October 2016
  • Dallas (Texas) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) – 19 April 2016
  • Arkansas Winds Community Concert band (Fayetteville) (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 4 July 2015
  • United States Army Field Band (Meghan P. Whittier, conductor) – 20 June 2015 (Wheeling, WV)
  • United States Army Band (Joel A. DuBois, conductor) - 4 June 2015
  • Triangle Wind Ensemble (Cary, N.C.) (Evan Feldman, conductor) - 26 May 2013
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (William V. Johnson, conductor) - 22 March 2009

Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Raiders of the Lost Ark, Wikipedia Accessed 19 May 2016
  • Williams, J.; Lavender, P. (2004). Raiders March: From the Paramount Motion Picture Raiders of the Lost Ark [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.