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Green Hornet Theme
   

Green Hornet Theme

May, Billy

Arr. DiLorenzo, Anthony

$42.00


  • Ensemble: Solo Trombone and Brass Ensemble
  • Genre: Pop/Rock
  • Grade: 4
  • Duration: 2.5 minutes
  • Catalog Number: AOS1290

In 1966, after the huge success of the Batman television series, ABC introduced The Green Hornet to America. The famed Van Williams played the role of The Green Hornet, while Kato was played by martial arts expert Bruce Lee. The series was later cancelled after only one season. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral interlude, "Flight of the Bumblebee", used for the radio series, was so strongly identified with The Green Hornet that it was retained as the theme, rearranged and updated by Billy May with trumpet solo by Al Hirt. Director Quentin Tarantino, in a clear homage to Bruce Lee and The Green Hornet TV program, introduced it to younger generations when he re-tasked the song for a transitional sequence in Kill Bill Vol. 1.

This Brass Ensemble arrangement by Tony DiLorenzo includes a Trombone solo part which has been played to much acclaim by Pittsburgh Symphony Trombonist Jim Nova.

The grading of the piece is based on the orchestral background parts, not the solo part, which is more difficult.

Instrumentation: Solo Trombone + 444.01 Brass Ensemble & Percussion

  • Solo Trombone
  • Trumpet in C 1-4 (B♭ parts provided)
  • Horn 1-4
  • Trombone 1-3
  • Bass Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Bass Guitar (optional)
  • Drum Set

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