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Selections from Les Misérables

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Claude-Michel Schönberg

Claude-Michel Schönberg (arr. Warren Barker)

General Info

Year: 1980 / 1987
Duration:c. 9:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos (2)
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drumset
  • Hi-hat
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


  • B-flat Bass Clarinet. m. 71: rehearsal figure "17" should read "71"
  • B-flat Cornet/Trumpet II. m. 71: rehearsal figure "17" should read "71"
  • Drums or Drum Set. meas. 95: add 2/4 meter signature

Program Notes

This work for musical theater had a renewed impact all over the world with the adaptation to the silver screen. All the drama and power of the original music is captured in this medley, which includes At the End of the Day; I Dreamed a Dream; Master of the House; On My Own and Do You Hear the People Sing?

- Program Note from publisher

Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel Les Misérables by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. It has music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, with an English-language libretto by Herbert Kretzmer. The London production has run continuously since October 1985, the second longest-running musical in the world.

Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Kentucky Virginia (Whitesburg, Ky.) Summer Winds (Susan Creasap, conductor) - 7 June 2022
  • Coastal Communities Concert Band (San Diego, Calif.) (Tom Cole, conductor) – 22 August 2021
  • Texas A&M University (College Station) Concert Band (Russell Tipton, conductor) – 6 December 2020
  • Catskill Valley Wind Ensemble (Oneonta, N.Y.) (Scott Rabeler, conductor) – 26 January 2020
  • Brazil (Ind.) Concert Band (Matt Huber, conductor) – 9 June 2019
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Michael Doty, conductor) – 19 January 2019
  • Trine University (Angola, Ind.) Wind Ensemble (Mark Kays, conductor) – 29 April 2018
  • New Orleans (La.) Concert Band (Charles Taylor, conductor) – 15 October 2017
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 13 June 2017
  • Encore Concert Band (Makena, Ill.) (Bill Schuetter, conductor; Ron Magiera, trumpet) – 7 May 2017
  • North Jersey Concert Band (Montville) (Michael Roth, conductor) – 8 October 2016
  • Mid America Freedom Band (Kansas City, Mo.) (Lee Hartman, conductor) – 12 April 2014
  • Carrollton (Tex.) Wind Symphony (Jim Moen, conductor) – 8 March 2013

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble: Volume 2 L-Z. Galesville, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 264. Print.
  • Les Misérables (musical), Wikipedia Accessed 23 January 2016
  • Schönberg, C.; Barker, W. (1987). Selections from Les Misérables [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.