Recorded by Tommy Dorsey
Arranged by Bill Finegan, Adapted by Alan Glasscock
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Advanced

Publisher: Lush Life Music

This arrangement of "The Continental" is not a transcription. It has been engraved from a set of original TD band parts. Other than the addition of dynamics and articulations, the only change that has been made is to adapt the trombones to a full section, rather than 3 plus TD's solo line. This chart was arguably one of the finest arrangements that Bill Finegan ever wrote. It is brim full of musical ideas, tonal color and dynamic contrast. It is a very challenging chart, needing great precision, balance and control from all sections of the band. There are a number of doubles required in the reeds: Alto 1 on piccolo (or flute), alto 2 and tenor 1 on clarinet plus baritone on alto. The brass ranges are high too, with trumpet 1 to high F#6, trumpet 2 to high F6, trumpet 3 to C6 and trombone 1 to high Db5. Nonetheless, if your band has the talent to master this chart it will be hugely rewarding to play.


Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones (Alto 1 doubles on piccolo or flute, alto 2 doubles on clarinet)
2 Tenor Saxophones (Tenor 1 doubles on clarinet)
Baritone Saxophone (doubles on alto sax)
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpets 1-4: F#6, F6, C6, Ab5
Trombones 1-4: Db5, Ab4, F#4, Eb4