Recorded by Ella Fitzgerald
Arranged by Nelson Riddle, Prepared for Publication by Rob DuBoff and Jeffrey Sultanof
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Cat #: JLP-9470


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Edition: Jazz Studio Orchestra Arrangement with Vocal

Description: Swing - Medium

Publisher: Jazz Lines Publications

This is one of a series of arrangements written by Nelson Riddle for Ella Fitzgerald focusing on the Gershwin songbook. These arrangements constitute some of the most famous settings of classic songs for one of the greatest vocalists in American music.

'Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook' was the high point in the series of songbook packages produced by Norman Granz for the Verve label. There had been four such projects beforehand: boxes of songs by Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin preceded it. Granz decided to make the Gershwin box the most ambitious of all of them; 5 LPs plus a 7" limited edition bonus disc that included Riddle arrangements of Gershwin instrumental compositions. This project had the enthusiastic cooperation and participation of lyricist Ira Gershwin who attended the recording sessions and re-wrote lyrics for the occasion.

This was the first songbook that was arranged and conducted by Nelson Riddle. Granz had wanted Riddle for the first songbooks, but he was unavailable at the time. These arrangements have been requested for many years, and it is a thrill to present them.

An alternate synthesizer part has been included that may be used in place of the strings. This arrangement is not technically difficult and is a great, swinging showcase for your singer. This has been published directly from the original score. Optional alternate parts for the reeds are included that avoid the flute and clarinet doubles. The vocal key is Bb.




Full Score
Reed 1: Flute/Alto Saxophone
Reed 2: Flute/Alto Saxophone
Reed 3: Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone
Reed 4: Clarinet/Tenor Saxophone
Reed 5: Clarinet/Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
Horn in F
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
3 Violins
3 Celli
Synthesizer (Optional alternate part for strings)
Trumpet 1: to D6
Trombone 1: Bb4
Vocal Key: Bb