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Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines (4 guitars)

By Ron Goodwin

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Guitar, (4 guitars/large ensemble) - Intermediate - Digital Download
By Ron Goodwin. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Score, Set of Parts. 16 pages. Published by Derek Hasted (H0.733435-SC000001900).

Item Number: H0.733435-SC000001900

Derek Hasted writes “ 'Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines' is the theme music to the film of the same name and was composed by Ron Goodwin.

This arrangement stays faithful to much of the original but there are some little little changes that make this version fit a guitar ensemble more comfortably...

The key is more guitar-friendly.

You can choose between 3 different 2-bar introductions.

The more complex vocal alliterations in the original are slimmed down to avoid the guitar parts sounding too fussy.

Some of the original features (sliding trombone notes, snare drums and tricky decorations) have been removed or offered as alternative. The full score and parts explain where there are choices that can be made.

This arrangement will suit a large ensemble as well as a quartet, and this one has been proved in concert on more than one occasion before it was published.

I hope you enjoy playing it as much as my two ensembles (and their audiences!)"

This is one of a large and growing range of accessible ensembles from experienced arranger Derek Hasted, and is supplied as full score and parts. Check out Derek's other arrangements - search SheetMusicPlus for Derek Hasted and you'll see the full list, all with soundclips and sample score. Derek's website at has all the arrangements grouped by "number of instruments".

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