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Superstition

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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder (arr. Paul Murtha)


General Info

Year: 1972 / 2014
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Horn in F
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Cello

Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Drum Set
  • Marimba
  • Tambourine
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Stevie Wonder's hit from 1973 remains as fresh-sounding as ever! Paul Murtha's version for flexible instrumentation features a funky groove and all the signature riffs.

- Program Note by publisher


Superstition is a song by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder. It was released on October 24, 1972, as the lead single from his fifteenth studio album, Talking Book (1972), by Tamla. The lyrics describe popular superstitions and their negative effects.

Superstition reached number one in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and on the soul singles chart.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Superstition (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Murtha) (1972/2009)


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