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Teddy Bear's Picnic, The

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John W. Bratton

John W Bratton (arr. Paul Yoder)

General Info

Year: 1939
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
D-flat Piccolo
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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 Bass Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet
E-flat Horn or Alto I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bear growl
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Wind Whistle
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Teddy Bears' Picnic the only one of John Bratton's songs to be a lasting hit. Although most of his compositions had lyrics, he left Teddy Bears' Picnic as an instrumental. Perhaps because it sold so well as sheet music he felt little need to do anything else with it except over the silent film era as background music for a number of popular movies. Many years later Irish born Jimmy Kennedy wrote the lyrics. This explains why an American composition contains the British term "Mummies and Daddies" rather than "Mommies and Daddies", though the latter does crop up from time to time in copies printed in the former colony.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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