Julian Nott: Wallace And Gromit Theme (Flexible Ensemble)

Books | Ensemble

Publisher: Phoenix Music
Composer: Julian Nott
Format: Sheet Music | Score and Parts

Nick Park's Wallace And Gromit has been delighting audiences since its beloved animated characters first appeared on our TV screens in 'A Grand Day Out' in 1990.

Composed by Julian Nott, the highly recognisable theme tune to the series has become a staple of the film music repertoire and a firm favourite with the public - the theme was even used to wake up astronauts aboard the space shuttle mission STS-132 in May 2010!

This arrangement by Shirley Denwood is scored for solo Clarinet, Trumpet, Flute, Oboe, Violin or Alto Saxophone and 5 part Flexible Ensemble containing: Part 1 in C upper, C, Bb; Part 2 in C upper, C, Bb; Part 3 in C, C Alto Clef, Bb, Eb, F; Part 4 in C Alto Clef, C BC, Bb upper, Bb, Eb F; Part 5 in C BC, C BC lower, Bb, Bb lower, Eb; Percussion. A Piano part is included for rehearsal purposes.

Suitable for ensembles at a grade 3-4 standard, and soloists at grade 5-6, this piece would make an excellent choice for a school band recital or end of year concert.

Language: English
Catalogue No: PHOPSS9624
 
     

      Musicroom Reviews

      Rating
      Review
      4
      Everyone seems to have enjoyed playing this. It's well arranged and effective even when not everyone is confident, however it needs some fairly confident flutes/clarinets to play the first ww part. Everyone gets something interesting to play - keeps em all happy!
      Anonymous - (Newton Abbot, United Kingdom)
      5
      Ignore the other 2 reviews it is fine to play. The only bad comment is the ending. It has a sudden key change and stops.
      Anonymous - (Great Chesterford, United Kingdom)
      5
      Rated up to grade 3-4. Easy to play for our family of mixed ability. Catchy tune.
      Anonymous - (Chelmsford, United Kingdom)
      3
      I haven't played this with the band yet so I can't comment on the sound. So far a couple of things let this down for me. Firstly, there is no solo part in Bass Clef C, so some trombonists can't play it. Secondly, the first and second parts are written for clarinet/flute/violin/recorder, so they are very high for trumpets. Pt1 goes to a trumpet's D above top C, and Pt 2 goes to the A below top C, so the top 2 parts are more difficult than the solo part. It's OK for a mixed band, but not a purely brass band.
      Anonymous - (United Kingdom)