Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins"
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman (arr. Irwin Kostal; ed. Alfred Reed)
Year: 1963 / 1964
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Wonderland Music
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print
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E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet Solo-I-II
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Percussion I-II, including:
- Bass Drum
- Crash Cymbals
- Snare Drum
- Xylophone, m. 24, beat 2: Add a "mf" dynamic marking
- Bells, m. 69, beat 2 and 3: Add tremolo markings on these two quarter notes
- Percussion I, m. 29: Part is listed as "Cym." when it should be played on Crash Cymbals
- Percussion I, m. 41-43: Part is listed as "Cym." when it should be played on Crash Cymbals
P. L. Travers's legendary magical British nanny came delightfully to life in the 1964 Walt Disney film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. At least 17 original songs by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman enhanced this musically rich movie, and their score won two Grammy Awards and two Academy Awards. In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
This medley combines A Spoonful of Sugar, Chim Chim Cheree, Stay Awake, and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocius.
- Program Note adapted from Wikipedia
This medley of tunes from the movie includes: Feed the birds, A spoonful of sugar, I love to laugh, Sand dance, Jolly 'oliday, Step in time, Chim chim cheree, Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, Let's go fly a kite, and The Derby.
- Program Note from publisher
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Performances (exact editions uncertain)
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- Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) - 29 August 2021
- Coastal Communities Concert Band (San Diego, California) (Tom Cole, conductor) – 20 October 2019
- Brazil (Ind.) Concert Band (John Philip Huber, conductor) – 16 June 2019
- University of Iowa (Iowa City) Concert Band (Eric Bush, conductor) – 28 April 2019
- Hornell (N.Y.) Area Wind Ensemble (Edward Belin, conductor) – 7 April 2019
- San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (Jennifer Martin, conductor) – 25 September 2016
- Peninsula Symphonic Band (Palo Alto, Calif.) (Ted Henderson, conductor) – 23 November 2014
- California State University - Northridge Wind Ensemble (Lawrence Stoffel, conductor) – 7 March 2013
- Philharmonic Youth Winds (Adrian Chiang, conductor) – 5 June 2011
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Bedknobs and Broomsticks: Highlights (with Robert Sherman; arr. Tatgenhorst) (1971)
- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Selections
- A Disney Super Time (arr. Christensen)
- The Happiest Millionaire (arr. Yoder)
- The Happiest Millionaire (arr. Brittain)
- Highlights from "Mary Poppins" (arr. O'Loughlin) (1963/2011)
- Highlights from Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" (with Robert Sherman; arr. Reed) (1963/1965)
- It's a Small World (arr. Cofield) (1975)
- The Jungle Book: Colonel Hathi’s March (arr. Osterling) (1992)
- Let’s Go Fly a Kite (arr. Nowak) (1989)
- Mary Poppins (with Robert Sherman; arr. Kostal; ed. Reed) (1963/1965/2006)
- The Old Home Guard (arr. Edmondson) (1971)
- The One and Only, Genuine Original Family Band (arr. McLin) (1968)
- Selections from "Mary Poppins" (arr. Ricketts) (1963/2005)
- Selections from Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" (with Robert Sherman; arr. Kostal; ed. Reed) (1963/1964)
- A Step in the Right Direction (arr. Edmondson) (1971)
- Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" (arr. Kostal; ed. Reed) (1964)
- Mary Poppins (film), Wikipedia Accessed 25 September 2016
Several different but closely related editions of this music were produced, in addition to this 1964 version described here in the Wind Repertory Project (WRP). They vary in publisher and the melodies included in the medley, and are not documented separately here. Alfred Reed is the arranger or orchestrator or editor of all editions. Irwin Kostal is listed as arranger on some editions, but it is believed that Kostal arranged medleys of Sherman and Sherman tunes for orchestra, and Reed worked off of Kostal's orchestral arrangement(s) when producing his wind arrangements.
This is the edition upon which this WRP record is based:
- Sherman, R.; Sherman, R.; Kostal, I.; Reed, A. (1964). Mary Poppins [score]. Wonderland Music: [s.l.].
Here are the other closely related editions not documented in WRP.
- Sherman, R.; Sherman, R.; Kostal, I.; Reed, A. (1963/1965). Mary Poppins [score]. Wonderland Music: Burbank, Calif.
- Sherman, R.; Sherman, R.; Kostal, I.; Reed, A. (1964). Selections from Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. For military band [score]. Chappell & Co.: London.
- Sherman, R.; Sherman, R.; Kostal, I.; Reed, A.; Walt Disney Pictures . Walt Disney's Mary Poppins: For Concert Band [score]. Wonderland Music Co.: Burbank, Calif.
The 2006 Molenaar Edition edition is documented separately in the WRP here.