Selections from "Cats"

From Wind Repertory Project
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber (arr. John Edmondson)

General Info

Year: 1981
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
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
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


  • Bassoon. m.100: Add one measure of rest (this will be m. 101). There should be four measures between reh. 98 and the double bar.

Program Notes

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical sensation Cats has given us some of the most exhilarating songs in musical theater today. This medley by John Edmondson captures the mystique and emotion of the hit show that repeatedly sold out in New York. Featuring clever songs about cats such as: Old Gumbie Cat, Skimbleshanks, Jellicle Cats, MacCavity, the Mystery Cat, and Memory.

- Program Note from publisher

Although he was the deviser of the children's board game Calamity!, Andrew Lloyd-Webber is far better known to the world as the composer of hit musicals. The most popular and commercially successful of these is the one based on 14 poems from T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cat that his mother often read to him when he was a young boy.

The musical does not have any story to speak of, and no spoken dialogue, and yet it won seven Tony awards and was the second longest running show in the history of Broadway, topped only by Phantom of the Opera. All of the whiskers, tails and toe shoes were hung up for the last in September 2000 after nearly 18 years and a record-setting 7485 performances.

- Program Note by Gold Coast Wind Ensemble concert program, 4 April 2014


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • New Orleans (La.) Concert Band (Sherman Leggett, conductor) - 4 July 2023
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) – 19 May 2019
  • Encore Concert Band (Makena, Ill.) (Bill Schuetter, conductor) – 7 May 2017
  • State College (Penn.) Area Municipal Band (Ned Deihl, conductor) – 10 April 2016
  • Vienna (Va.) Community Band (Katherine Wilson, conductor) - 26 October 2014
  • Allan Hancock College Concert Band (Greg Stoll, conductor) - 10 May 2014
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Clayton H. Dawley, conductor) - 4 April 2014
  • Wissahicken High School (Ambler, Pa.) Concert Band - 2010

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Webber, A.; Eliot, T.; Edmondson, J. (1981). Selections from "Cats" [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.