You've Got a Friend In Me

Item No.: TSPCD23-007

Medium/Advanced Marimba Duet

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Randy Newman; arr. Alex Stopa

2 Players

Medium/Advanced Marimba Duet

Instrumentation: Marimba – 5-octave* *May also be performed on 4.5-octave (low F) marimba (altered notes notated in score)

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.

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