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You'll Never Walk Alone

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Richard Rodgers

Richard Rodgers (arr. Kaleb Rhea)


Subtitle: A Tribute to United States Veterans


General Info

Year: 1945 / 2018
Duration: c. 5:15
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Kaleb Rhea
Cost: Score and Parts - $65.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III (with optional Cornet switches)
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tam-Tam, large (or Gong)
  • Tenor Drum
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes (or Bell Tree)


Solo voice


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

You'll Never Walk Alone: A Tribute to United States Veterans was commissioned by the Western Illinois University Wind Ensemble to pay tribute to the veterans who served at any point from the Macomb area. There are many references to iconic themes from patriotic tunes that allow the listener to reflect on those who served and remember why America should never let veterans walk alone.

- Program Note by arranger


You'll Never Walk Alone is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel. In the second act of the musical, Nettie Fowler, the cousin of the protagonist Julie Jordan, sings You'll Never Walk Alone to comfort and encourage Julie when her husband, Billy Bigelow, the male lead, falls on his knife and dies after a failed robbery attempt. It is reprised in the final scene to encourage a graduation class of which Louise (Billy and Julie's daughter) is a member. The now invisible Billy, who has been granted the chance to return to Earth for one day in order to redeem himself, watches the ceremony and is able to silently motivate the unhappy Louise to join in the song.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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