Robert Wendel [ed]

Overture to "GYPSY", by Styne/Sondheim, orch: Sid Ramin

Instrumentation2+picc, 2, 2+opt B. Cl, 2 // 4,3,3,1 // timp, traps, 2 perc, Harp and strings [+4 opt saxes]
DifficultyModerate professional, difficult amateur. Needs very strong brass section and fearless first ["scream"] trumpet.
CommentsAny/all Pops concerts. $125 rental only.
SourcesRobert Wendel Music, NYC
ExtrasMore information and Audio sample file available at: Totally newly printed and edited with full conductor's score provided.
HistoryProbably the most exciting Broadway Overture ever written, and certainly ranked by most along with "Candide" and "Mame" as among the best. Now available for the first time for standard symphony Pops orchestra.
ContributorRobert Wendel

Best Christmas Of All, by Jerry Herman / arr Larry Blank / voc. ed. Robert Wendel

Instrumentation2+picc/1+ E. H./2/2; 4/3/3/1; timp, traps, 2/3 perc; harp/ opt Celeste&pno/strings Alto & Baritone soloists or full mixed chorus [specify]
DifficultyModerate professional, difficult amateur, chorus/vocals easy!
CommentsThis is the ORIGINAL orchestration from the television special, transposed from original "D" to "F" with truncated interlude and finale for concert performance.
SourcesAvailable exclusively from Robert Wendel Music, NYC voice/fax: 212-362-9094 website:
HistoryNew this year. Performances already scheduled by Columbus OH Symphony, and the Dubuque Symphony
ContributorRobert Wendel, Robert Wendel Music, NYC
OtherFrom the CBS television special "Mrs. Santa Claus"

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