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You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Newman)

from Pixar’s Toy Story arranged for marimba duo
Level: Med-Advanced
Duration: 4:15
Personnel: 2 players
State Lists: Florida
Release Date: 2023
Product ID : TSPCD23-007
Price: $36.00
Item #: TSPCD23-007

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Performed by the Quey Percussion Duo (Gene Koshinski, Tim Broscious)

Description

Originally composed and sung by the inimitable Randy Newman, You’ve Got a Friend in Me served as the theme song to Pixar’s first feature film, Toy Story. Since then, the song has become an American classic and a musical homage to friendship.

Two-time Emmy award winning composer Alex Stopa has perfectly captured the tenderness of the original song in this new duet for two players on one marimba which was commissioned by the acclaimed Quey Percussion Duo (Gene Koshinski & Tim Broscious).

The arrangement has the two players alternating between the top and bottom positions on the marimba to trade melody or solos for accompaniment and vice versa. Written in a comfortable, medium-tempo swing style, the piece ambles along at a friendly pace while still allowing each player ample opportunity to showcase their musicianship.

The piece requires one 5-octave (low C) marimba; however, note substitutions are provided to allow performance on either a 4.6-octave (low E) or 4.5-octave (low F) marimba.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me ships as a fully bound score with printed parts.

Instrumentation

Marimba – 5-octave*

*May also be performed on 4.5-octave (low F) marimba (altered notes notated in score)

Description

Originally composed and sung by the inimitable Randy Newman, You’ve Got a Friend in Me served as the theme song to Pixar’s first feature film, Toy Story. Since then, the song has become an American classic and a musical homage to friendship.

Two-time Emmy award winning composer Alex Stopa has perfectly captured the tenderness of the original song in this new duet for two players on one marimba which was commissioned by the acclaimed Quey Percussion Duo (Gene Koshinski & Tim Broscious).

The arrangement has the two players alternating between the top and bottom positions on the marimba to trade melody or solos for accompaniment and vice versa. Written in a comfortable, medium-tempo swing style, the piece ambles along at a friendly pace while still allowing each player ample opportunity to showcase their musicianship.

The piece requires one 5-octave (low C) marimba; however, note substitutions are provided to allow performance on either a 4.6-octave (low E) or 4.5-octave (low F) marimba.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me ships as a fully bound score with printed parts.

Instrumentation

Marimba – 5-octave*

*May also be performed on 4.5-octave (low F) marimba (altered notes notated in score)



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