Symphonic Dances from West Side story arranged for BB?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by GurCriSt, Feb 6, 2003.

  1. GurCriSt

    GurCriSt New Member

    My band is planning to play WSS by Bernstein at this entertainment contest in Norway just after easter. I have problems finding a good transcription on the net. Can anyone here help maybe? We're a championship band so we're not really interested in rookie deHaske arr's ;)

    Thomas Kristiansen
    Percussion/Ila Brass Band
  2. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    West Side Story

    Eric Crees has done a great arrangement of the "Symphonic Dances". It's quite long, but can easily be cut. We're playing it with Faireys next weekend, and it's on an old Desford Recording called "Showcase". It's hard though!
    Hope this helps,

    Andy Cattanach, BBb Bass , Faireys.
  3. GurCriSt

    GurCriSt New Member

    Can u provide a link/adress/phone# to the publisher? And do you know if this arrangement can be used by other ppl than the arranger himself?
    I hope its hard.. I'm really tired of looking through shitty deHaske stuff ;)


    Perc, IBB
  4. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I've just been looking at the recording of Eric Crees's arrangement played by Black Dyke at the 1996 Open, and it is listed on the sleeve as being on manuscript, rather than a published arrangement. I realise things might have changed since then, so you may well be best to contact someone at Faireys if they are playing it currently.
  5. AndyCat

    AndyCat Active Member

    I checked the part on Tuesday at rehearsal, and there is no publisher on it, although it is a properly printed part. I've played it at other bands as well though,and on the Desford record it has Chappell music as the publisher. Perhaps try them?

    Andy Cattanach, Faireys.
  6. spookybiking

    spookybiking Member

    West Side Story

    its on egon cd, highlights from the british open ( 1996)
    its arranged by eric cree's ? and publisher m/s but i dont know who that is?
  7. GurCriSt

    GurCriSt New Member

    Thanx for all replies. I can't find anything on Chappells webpages tho. I'll try to get Mr. Cree's email or something. Btw.. What kinda publisher is M/S anyways? Is that like a "published by me and not a firm" term?
  8. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    M/S stands for Manuscript Copy (Hand-written Score and Parts)

  9. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Typical music publishers! Can't they make anything simple ?!

    Surely a better abrieviation for a Manuscript Copy would be M/C!!!!
  10. Roger Thorne

    Roger Thorne Active Member

    Hi Ben,

    Manu - Script = M/S

    Music Publishers are spot on! - It's Cornet players that make life difficult!

    Glad you've got rid of the flashing Trumpet :lol:
  11. HBB

    HBB Active Member

    Tell you what, we'll make a compromise! How about M/S/C (manu-script-copy!!!)

    ANd I'm NOT a cornet player, one of my personalities is, but I'm really a Tenor Horn (well I'm human apparently!)

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