The "Better Times" Project

Janis Ian & Friends

Whitianga Dixieland Band Arrangement

Download this sheet music in PDF format.

Download sheet music for all the different instruments as PDF files in a .zip file.

We’re trying to make digital copies of sheet music for “Better Times Will Come” available in as many forms as possible. Unless someone donates the arrangement (thank you Mary Beck and SDWC!), Janis pays for it herself. To that end, if you want sheet music for a particular instrument please consider creating it and sending it to us. Janis is funding this entire project herself, and cannot afford to create specific arrangements for guitar, violin, bassoon etc. But we really do welcome arrangements!

Reminder: this song is by Janis Ian!

To download the file simply right-click (option-click Mac) on the link below and choose “Save Target As…” or “Save Linked File To Desktop” or something similar (different browsers use different wording).

This sheet music is delivered in Adobe PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat to view it.

Check the Whitianga Dixieland Band’s Facebook page for more info.

Special arrangement for seven piece band by Yvette Audain
Kevin Robinson – trumpet
Paul Bradley – bass and vocals
Trevor Hildreth – flugabone
Jani Dennis – keyboards 
Paul Lee – clarinet
Rob Perks – drums
Len Salt – banjo

From Janis: I will confess that when Len Salt contacted us to say his “Dixieland Jazz Band” was recording my song, I had some doubts. After all, that form is uniquely American, and to think of it coming halfway across the world was… well, interesting! Once I saw the video, I realized how narrow my view had been, and welcomed them with open arms. The Whitianga Dixieland Band are based in Mercury Bay, southeast of Auckland, New Zealand, on the Coromandel Coast. Self-defined as amateur musicians, they’re also members of the Mercury Bay Big Band. Most of them are retired, and play purely for the love of music. As we all should! 

By the way, Whitianga is Māori, and pronounced Fiteee-aanga. 

Better Time Will Come by Janis Ian Whitianga Dixieland Band Sheet Music