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Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head (arr. Yoder)

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Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach (arr. Paul Yoder)

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General Info

Year: 1970
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Pop vocal
Publisher: Blue Seas Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Condensed Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone/E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone/E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
E-flat Horn or Alto
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Baritone/Bassoon/B-flat Bass Clarinet

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head is B. J. Thomas's #1 song, written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. David and Bacharach also won Best Original Score. It was recorded in seven takes, after Bacharach expressed dissatisfaction with the first six. In the film version of the song, B. J. Thomas had been recovering from laryngitis, which made his voice sound hoarser than in the 7-inch release. The film version featured a separate instrumental break when Paul Newman undertook stunts on a bicycle.

It won the Oscar for best original song in 1970.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


None discovered thus far.

State Ratings

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