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Three Dance Episodes from "On The Town"

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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein (trans. Stith)


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General Info

Year: 1944 / 1972
Duration: c. 9:43
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - Out of print.

Movements

1. The Great Lover - 1:49
2. Lonely Town: Pas de Deux - 2:54
3. Times Square: 1944 - 5:19


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

On the Town is a musical with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on Jerome Robbins' idea for his 1944 ballet Fancy Free, which he had set to Bernstein's music. The musical introduced several popular and classic songs, among them New York, New York, Lonely Town, I Can Cook, Too (for which Bernstein also wrote the lyrics), and Some Other Time. The story concerns three American sailors on a 24-hour shore leave in New York City during wartime 1944. Each of the three sailors meets and quickly connects with a woman.

On the Town was first produced on Broadway in 1944 and was made into a film in 1949, although the film replaced all but three of the original Broadway songs with Hollywood-written substitutes. The show has enjoyed a number of major revivals. The musical integrates dance into its storytelling: Robbins made a number of ballets and extended dance sequences for the show, including the Imaginary Coney Island ballet.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Florida: VI
  • Iowa: V
  • Louisiana: V
  • Texas: V. Complete


Performances

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  • Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Concert Band (Thomas Duffy, conductor) – 11 November 2018
  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Symphony Band (Michael Haithcock, conductor) – 27 October 2016
  • Maybrook (N.Y.) Wind Ensemble (Kevin Scott, conductor) - 24 April 2015


Works for Winds by this Composer


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