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Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins"

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Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman

Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman (arr. Irwin Kostal; ed. Alfred Reed)

General Info

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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Condensed Score
D-flat Piccolo
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Effects
  • Snare Drum


In Parts:

  • 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

Program Notes

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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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.

Performances (exact editions uncertain)

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Works for Winds by This Composer


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:

Here are the other closely related editions not documented in WRP.

The 2006 Molenaar Edition edition is documented separately in the WRP here.