“[Pop Symphony] was novel. It was unique, and it was wonderful . . . But that was Jan, and Jan was a visionary.“Hal Blaine
Wrecking Crew drummer and performer on Pop Symphony
“The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena),” Jan Berry and George Tipton’s 1965 orchestral arrangement for Pop Symphony, has been published as part of the series highlighting Jan’s original music scores from the 1960s (Fiji Printing #7).
The original recording featured 28 Wrecking Crew musicians, plus Jan as session leader.
Pop Symphony: The Little Old Lady (from Pasadena)
Jan Berry and George Tipton’s Authentic Original Music Score
Used by the Wrecking Crew in recording the Pop Symphony LP, 1965.
Arranged by Jan Berry & George Tipton
Transcribed by Mark A. Moore
Description: The opening track of Jan’s ambitious orchestral project from 1965. Here the classic ’60s hit is re-imagined as a sophisticated Viennese Waltz.
Size: 11″ x 17″
Length: 41 pages
Contents: Cover Page, Introductory Text, Full Score and Individual Charts, and End Page.
Studio Recording Arrangement (25 parts): WOODWINDS: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet 1 (Clarinet & Flute); Clarinet 2 (Clarinet & Bass Clarinet); BRASS: French Horn 1-2, Trumpet 1-2, Trombone; STRINGS: Harp, Violin 1-8, Viola 1-2, Cello 1-2, Contrabass; RHYTHM: Guitar, Danelectro 6-String Bass Guitar, Drums, Percussion (Triangle, Piatti, Concert Bass Drum).
Distributed by: ArrangeMe and the Hal Leonard Corporation.
Licensed from: Screen Gems-EMI Music Inc. and Universal Music-Careers.
Available from: Sheet Music Direct, Hal Leonard’s premier outlet for digital sheet music. Also available from Sheet Music Plus.
Published: February 1, 2023 (Fiji Printing #7).
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