As Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald
Arranged by Buddy Bregman, Prepared for Publication by Rob DuBoff and Jeffrey Sultanof
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Edition: Jazz Studio Orchestra Arrangement with Vocal

Description: Swing - Medium Difficult

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook is one of the landmark recordings of the singer's illustrious career for a variety of reasons. Buddy Bregman's arrangement of Anything Goes, just like the rest of his arrangements for the session, makes the wise decision to keep things simple in order to stay out of the way of Fitzgerald's peerless vocals while still maintaining the appropriate sense of support behind her.

Beginning with a rubato approach taken at a medium pace, the band follows Fitzgerald's lead during the verse, with a horn chorale passed between the woodwinds and trombones, with the strings serving as supportive undercarriage. A more steady swing feel settles in at measure 21, where Fitzgerald begins the melody proper. The accompaniment from both the horn and string sections remains simple, but engaging, and never too loud.

The band gets their chance to shine for half a chorus at measure 47 with a shout chorus that nods to, but never explicitly repeats, the tune's melody. Fitzgerald returns at measure 63, with the ensemble accompaniment being copied from before. Repeating the song's title as a tag, the vocals drop out for the final few measures as the band initially riffs hard before giving way to a disarmingly gentle conclusion

This publication was prepared from Buddy Bregman's original pencil score - this is not a transcription.


Full Score
Woodwind 1: Clarinet/Flute/Alto Saxophone
Woodwind 2: Clarinet/Alto Saxophone
Woodwind 3: Clarinet/Flute/Tenor Saxophone
Woodwind 4: Oboe/Tenor Saxophone
Woodwind 5: Bass Clarinet/Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
3 Trombones
Bass Trombone
Acoustic Bass
Drum Set
Synthesizer (Alternate Part for Strings)
Alternate Woodwind 1: Alto Saxophone (No Doubles)
Alternate Woodwind 2: Alto Saxophone (No Doubles)
Alternate Woodwind 3: Tenor Saxophone (No Doubles)
Alternate Woodwind 4: Tenor Saxophone (No Doubles)
Alternate Woodwind 5: Baritone Saxophone (No Doubles)
Vocal Key: G min (Verse) to G (Chorus)
Trumpet 1: C#6
Trombone 1: B4