George & Ira Gershwin

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  • Love Walked In

    Arranged by Billy May and was featured in Sinatra's 1961 recording titled "Swing Along With Me". It begins quietly with just vocals, rhythm section and bass trombone. Trumpets and the sax section follow (altos are on flutes and tenors are on clarinets briefly - alternate parts that do not require doubles are included). The arrangement features 2 great shout sections. Learn More
  • Our Love is Here to Stay

    Big Band Vocal - Frank Sinatra. This arrangement begins with a short piano intro (written out, but your pianist can improvise something comparable).The string parts have been scored into the band (mostly in the sax section). The ranges are modest. The chart features some nice harmon muted trumpet as solo and backing vocals. These solos have been fully written out for trumpet 2 as well as the chord changes should your player want to improvise something comparable. The vocals enter at measure 5 with the brass in cup mutes. Learn More
  • Someone To Watch Over Me

    A lovely, late-night torch-singer style of arrangement, with the band unobtrusively backing the vocalist throughout. A two bar intro to help the vocalist to pitch the first note, & then its ballad all the way, but with some interesting chord modifcations at the ends of phrases, just to add a little 'bite'.  In the key of G throughout. Learn More
  • Strike Up the Band

    A classic tune from the brothers Gershwin, we have arranged Strike Up the Band as a swing quickstep which makes an excellent set opener & is very suitable for dancing. At two minutes twenty it is not unnecessarily long, yet still provides sufficient time for an ad-lib solo Tenor spot written on the 1st part and cued onto the 2nd. No Sax doubles. Learn More
  • Who Cares

    This arrangement moves at a brisk pace of approx. 240 bpm (quarter note) and features a lot of beautifully crafted, syncopated unison lines. The drummer can really shine on this chart as crisp accents can help carry the band during the shout sections. The trombones open on plungers. There is a brief interlude that originally featured someone in the band calling out "Just one more once, baby!". We have included this part as a 'band yell' as it is a nice break in the action and can provide a bit of humour. There are no doubles. Learn More

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