Wonka's Welcome Song (from Charlie and Chocolate Factory). By Danny Elfman. Arranged by Bob Cerulli. Orchestra. For string orchestra (8 - 1st violin, 8 - 2nd violin, 5 - 3rd violin/viola (treble clef), 5 - viola, 5 - cello, 5 - string bass, 1 - piano accompaniment, 4 - percussion). String Orchestra. Belwin String Orchestra Beginning Level. Movies. Grade 1.5. Conductor's score and set of performance parts. 82 pages. Duration 1m20s. Published by Belwin Music (AP.25008).
This happy welcome song from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a great opportunity to introduce your strings to cut time. The arrangement is perfect to learn in a moderate 4/4 and gradually work up to cut time at a comfortable tempo. In particular the first four measures provide an excellent opportunity to get the feel of the back beat. Lots of fun for players and audience!