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West Side Story (flex)

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Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein (arr. Michael Sweeney)


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Subtitle: Selections for Flex-Band


General Info

Year: 1957 / 2015
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Horn in F
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Cello

Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The landmark musical West Side Story introduced a masterful musical score by Leonard Bernstein. This dynamic medley for young players is scored for flexible instrumentation and includes the timeless songs: Maria; Tonight; One Hand, One Heart; America; and Somewhere.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Cool (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Murtha) (1957/2018)
  • West Side Story (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Sweeney) (1957/2015)


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Bernstein, L.; Sweeney, M. (2015). West Side Story: Selections for Flex-Band [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Perusal score