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South Pacific Symphonic Scenario

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Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers (arr. Robert Russell Bennett; adapt. R. Mark Rogers)


General Info

Year: 1949 / 1999
Duration:
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts - $110.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo (doubling Flute)
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra-Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion (4 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Snare Drums (2: one deep)
  • Temple Blocks (2)
  • Tom-toms (2)
  • Vibraphone (optional)
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

One of the most beloved of all Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, South Pacific opened on Broadway in 1949, and ran for 1,925 performances. It was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1950. Set in the South Pacific during World War II, it tells the story of two Americans, stationed in the South Pacific, who fall hopelessly in love with two islanders.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


Carefully adapted from Robert Russell Bennett's orchestral version, this is a must for all mature bands' libraries. Includes: Bali Ha'i, Bloody Mary, A Cock-Eyed Optimist, Dite-Moi (Tell Me Why), Happy Talk, Honey Bun, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right out of My Hair, Some Enchanted Evening, There Is Nothin' like a Dame, This Nearly Was Mine, A Wonderful Guy, and Younger than Springtime.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble (Ossining, N.Y.) (James D. Wayne, conductor) – 3 March 2019
  • Stuart (Fla.) Community Concert Band (Jim LeBon, conductor) - 10 February 2019
  • Amador County Concert Band (Pine Grove, Calif.) (Steve Chambers, conductor) - 12 August 2018
  • Charlottesville (Va. ) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Laymman, conductor) – 15 August 2017
  • Northwestern Michigan College Concert Band (Traverse City, MI) (Patricia Brumbaugh, conductor) - 28 October 2016
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) – 14 February 2016
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Clifton H. Dawley, conductor) - 17 January 2015
  • Seaford (N.Y.) Community Concert Band - 14 December 2013


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble: Volume 2 L-Z. Galesville, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 255. Print.
  • Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "South Pacific." Accessed 2 January 2015
  • Rodgers, R.; Rogers, M. (1999). South Pacific: Symphonic Scenario [score]. Williamson Music: [United States]