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Tribute to Irving Berlin

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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (arr. Warren Barker)


General Info

Year: 1979
Duration: c. 7:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $12.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Contrabass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Cornets I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion (5 players), including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Closed Cymbal
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Ratchet
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Warren Barker's spectacular Tribute to Irving Berlin highlights fourteen of his hit tunes in a brightly paced montage as follows: There No Business Like Show Business, Say It With Music, Steppin' Out with My Baby, Alexander's Ragtime Band, A Pretty Girl Is Like a Melody, This Is the Army, Mr. Jones, Blue Skies, Doin' What Comes Natur'lly, You're Just in Love, Easter Parade, Always, When the Midnight Choo-Choo Leaves for Alabam, White Christmas, and God Bless America.

- Program Note from Program Notes for Band


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 30 October 2016
  • San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Band (Leonard Lutz, conductor) – 17 April 2016
  • Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Jason McChristian, conductor) - 17 August 2014
  • Southeast Alabama (Troy, Ala.) Community Band (John M. Long) - 2 May 2011


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


References

  • Berlin, I.; Barker, W. (1979). A Tribute to Irving Berlin [score]. Irving Berlin Music Corp.: New York.
  • Smith, Norman E. (2002). Program Notes for Band. Chicago: GIA Publications, pp. 60.