Arranged by Myles Collins
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Cat #: LL-2137

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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Vocal

Description: Swing - Medium Easy

Publisher: Lush Life Music

Made famous by the Marilyn Monroe film "Some Like it Hot," "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" is a sure crowd pleaser. This arrangement is a straight ahead female swing vocal, though not the Monroe version. The chart opens with a signature sax line and bass run-down into the first vocal chorus which starts with just rhythm backing (a suggested piano part has been written in for the 1st chorus). Saxes and brass are then layered in progressively through the 1st and 2nd choruses, but are written not to intrude on or compete with the singer. A relaxed tempo (at 130 bpm) is indicated although it will work fine at tempos up to around 160. When you buy this arrangement you get two versions - the parts come with an Ab version one one side and an Eb version on the reverse, so it will suit both alto and soprano vocalists. The brass ranges are moderate, with the Eb version easiest on the trumpets (lead to A5) and the Ab version has the lead trumpet reaching Db6. There are no sax doubles.



Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Vocal Key: Ab or Eb
Vocal Range: Eb3(Bb4) - Ab4(Eb5) (11 steps)
Trumpet 1-4: D6 (A5), Bb5 (F5), Ab5 (Eb5), Eb5 (Bb4)
Trombone 1-4: B4 (Gb4), G4 (D4), Eb4 (F4), Db4 (Eb3)