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Young Person's Guide to John Williams

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John Williams

John Williams (arranged by Jay Bocook)

General Info

Year: 1991
Duration: c. 5:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


In Parts and Score:

  • Percussion II, Suspended Cymbal, m.9: Add tremolos to the dotted quarter and dotted half note.

Program Notes

The title of this composition is a play on Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Movie goers have been treated to the masterful film scores of John Williams for decades. Here's a collection of some of his most memorable melodies, including Prologue from Hook, Theme from E.T., Hedwig's Theme and Raiders March.

- Program Note by Macunge Band concert program, 5 June 2015


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Sydney (B.C., Can.) Concert Band (Bruce Ham, conductor) - 28 May 2023
  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (R. Mark Rogers, conductor) - 30 January 2022
  • Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Wind Ensemble/Community Band (Shaun Salem, conductor)– 7 April 2019
  • University of Minnesota (Minneapolis) North Star Band (J. Nick Smith, conductor) – 30 April 2018
  • Macungie Band (Bethlehem, Penn.) (Michael Moran, conductor) - 5 June 2015
  • Elkhart (Ind.) Municipal Band – 8 March 2015

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Williams, J.; Bocook, J. (1991). Young Person's Guide to John Williams [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.