The West Side Story Project

The WEST SIDE STORY Project

Calhoun Isles Community Band

Summer Series 2015

 

PART I (Prologue, Maria, Tonight, One Hand One Heart)

Michael Sweeney arrangement:

Meas. 1-9 – segue v.s to Jay Bocook arrangement pick up to meas 1-93.

End of part I

 

PART II  Mambo as is

 

PART III Gee Officer Krupke as is

Eliminate counts 2 & 3 from meas 42 (effectively turning measure 41 & 42 into one 4/4 measure)

 

PART IV (America, Cool, Somewhere)

Michael Sweeney arrangement starting at meas 91

N.B.: low ww repeat meas 95-99 inclusive, everyone else repeat meas 91-98 inclusive.

Play through Sweeney meas 114 (lows do not hold/tie last note, play it marcato).

Seque v.s. to Jay Bocook arrangement meas 94, play to end

  

NOTES AND EDITS:

PROLOGUE (Sweeney)

Play first two notes very accented and distinct.

m. 1 add Fp and fermata (and suspended cymbal roll)

m. 2 if you play on count 2, move that figure to count 4

m 3 if you have a whole note, continue playing it thru meas 4 to niente

m. 8 play the 2nd 8th note short – do not tie or hold into the half note.

 

MARIA (Bocook)

m. 0 trumpets = VERY strong on pick up

 

TONIGHT (Bocook)

m. 11 mm=150+

m. 27 add crescendo

 

ONE HAND ONE HEART (Bocook)

m. 55 no cues

 

KRUPKE (Wallace)

Mm = 160+

Pay careful attention to accidentals, style (articulations) and tempo changes.

Percussion please cover drum set, Aux 1 & 2 (mallets opt). All novelty percussion must be covered.

Eliminate couts 2 & 3 from meas 42, turning measure 41 & 42 into one 4/4 measure.

m. 50 flutter tongue or straight tone (no trills, etc…)

 

AMERICA (Sweeney)

Mm=150+

m. 91 hoot and holler like they do in the movie.

N.B.: low ww repeat meas 95-99 inclusive, everyone else repeat meas 91-98 inclusive.

Play through Sweeney meas 114 (lows do not tie/hold last note, play it marcato).

 

COOL (Bocook)

Seque v.s. to Jay Bocool arrangement meas 94

m. 94 mm=150+

Hi-Hat plays continuously through piece

m. 96 add Fp here and every where like it

104 careful on the accidentals.

124 all do finger snaps, visually big and deliberate as in movie.

 

SOMEWHERE (Bocook)

m. 127 we ‘might’ start with a pedal tone from lows tba

m. 135 careful on accidentals

m. 143 at ritard

m. 145 we ‘might’ do one per part on this last note

N.B.: This is how we are gong to end the piece and the concert. It will be different but very effective. We will run this at each remaining rehearsal. All around encouraged to down load the movie clips of these tunes on youtube. Let me know if you have any questions or ideas. I’m really looking forward to the summer series. More info to come.

Tedd