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Suite from "Man of La Mancha"

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Mitch Leigh

Mitch Leigh (arr. Justin Williams)

Subtitle: Featuring Man of La Mancha, Dulcinea, Little Bird and The Impossible Dream

General Info

Year: 1966 / 2012
Duration: c. 5:30
Difficulty: III 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $82.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bells
  • Castanets
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Maracas
  • Marimba
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Man of the La Mancha is a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which in turn was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes's seventeenth century masterpiece Don Quixote. It tells the story of the "mad" knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.

The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been revived four times on Broadway, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre.

The suite features the beloved numbers I, Don Quixote, Dulcinea, Little Bird, and The Impossible Dream scored for concert band with new, fresh rhythms and contemporary harmonies set within symphonic and Latin-pop styles.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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