Suite from It’s A Wonderful Life

A concert suite for It’s a Wonderful Life—aimed at professional symphony orchestras—is available from Hal Leonard Corporation. The purchase package includes the full score for the conductor and orchestra parts for the players. The original orchestrations by Paul Marquardt and Christopher Palmer, arranged by Patrick Russ and Paul Henning, create a versatile three-movement work lasting three to eight minutes, depending on the movements selected for performance. The three movements are Prologue (2:00), from the opening of the film; Theme (2:45), which has an optional vocal soloist with choir; and Christmas Eve Finale (3:00), which features the complete setting, with optional choir, of the traditional holiday tune “Auld Lang Syne,” heard at the film’s conclusion. A holiday classic, Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life has been treasured by three generations of filmgoers. With this release, a new generation can discover Tiomkin’s work as this suite proceeds to brighten Christmas concerts around the world. The full set (HL4490939) is priced at US$395 and the score (HL4490940) is $US45. Please visit to order today from your favorite retailer.

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