West Side Story (Gr. 4)(7m16s)(54 sets)

$1,195.00
  • West Side Story (Gr. 4)(7m16s)(54 sets)

West Side Story (Gr. 4)(7m16s)(54 sets)

$1,195.00

Description

Music Files Below (Left click to listen, right click to download)

1. Maria - Cool
2. One Hand, One Heart-America
3. West Side Story Finale


MARIA/COOL (FROM WEST SIDE STORY)
Series: Esprit Marching Band
Composers: Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein
Arrangers: Jay Bocook, Will Rapp
Level: 3

Using an energetic and dynamic intro from “Maria,” this cleverly arranged opener then slips into the jazzy strains of “Cool.” Using plenty of unison lines, exposed sections for percussion, and even a shout chorus, this is an impressive chart without being too difficult to pull off. For an extra “cool” effect, have your color guard do the finger snaps.

ONE HAND, ONE HEART/AMERICA (FROM WEST SIDE STORY)
Series: Esprit Marching Band
Composer: Bernstein & Sondheim
Arrangers: Jay Bocook, Will Rapp
Level: 3

Starting with a hint of “Tonight,” the poignant “One Hand, One Heart” is scored in the woodwinds followed by a brief trumpet solo. This standout production number then segues into “America,” featuring the percussion section.

WEST SIDE STORY – FINALE
Series: Esprit Marching Band
Composer: Bernstein & Sondheim
Arrangers: Jay Bocook, Will Rapp
Level: 3

A powerfully written closer, this arrangement is based primarily on “Tonight” (Quintet), but also weaves in melodies from “Somewhere,” “I Have A Love,” and “Maria.” You'll leave your audience breathless with this one!