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Theme to "Captain Kangaroo" (Puffin' Billy)

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Theme to "Captain Kangaroo" (Puffin' Billy)

Mark Wolfram


General Info

Year: 2013
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Sound Studio Publications
Cost: Score and Parts - $95.00 USD   |   Score Only - $40.00 USD


Instrumentation

Full Score
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Sax I-II
Bb Tenor Sax
Eb Baritone Sax
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Xylophone
Marimba & Glockenspiel
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbal (suspended)
  • Jingle Stick
  • Snare Drum


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The theme to the long-running CBS-TV show "Captain Kangaroo" (Puffin' Billy) was written in 1952 by composer Edward G. White, a British version of Leroy Anderson. Familiar to millions, this originally orchestral work has been arranged for the first time for concert band by Mark Wolfram and will bring non-stop ear-to-ear smiles to audiences and performers alike.

The "Captain Kangroo Show" was filled with memorable characters such as The Captain (Bob Keeshan), Bunny Rabbit, Mr. Moose, Grandfather Clock, Dancing Bear and Mr. Green Jeans. The theme music set the tone for the fun and hijinks that ensued every day as kids of all ages heard the Captain jingling his keys to "The Treasure House" at the start of every show.

This delightful concert band arrangement would make a wonderful concert opener - or a terrific encore! Get your audience to pull out their own "keys to the treasure house" and jingle along. They'll "feel like a kid again".


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media Links

  • Audio File: MP3


Performances

None discovered thus far.


Works for Winds by this Composer

Transcriptions


Additional Resources