Recorded by the Andrews Sisters
Arranged by Vic Schoen, Transcribed and Adapted by Dylan Canterbury
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Cat #: JLP-9050


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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Female Vocal Trio

Description: Dixieland/Swing - Medium

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

Brand new edition for 2018!

This is Vic Schoen's great arrangement of Begin the Beguine that was done for the unstoppable Andrews Sisters. The sisters had a major hit with this arrangement in 1939. The chart opens in a Dixieland 2 feel and stays there until measure 51 where it changes to a swing feel in 4. The vocal parts have been written out as-played and is trio throughout except for a 16 measure solo written on voice 2. Alto saxophone 1 is on clarinet throughout. As is the case with most of the Andrews Sisters arrangements, there are great band fills in between vocal phrases. The vocal key starts in Bb then modulates to G then finishes up in Ab.

Full Score
Vocal Trio Score
Soprano Voice
2 Alto Voices
Alto Saxophone
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpet 1: to G#5
Vocal Key: Bb to G to Ab