As Performed by Ted Heath
Arranged by Reg Owen, Transcribed by Myles Collins
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Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement

Description: Swing - Medium Difficult

Publisher: Lush Life Music

"Manhattan Spiritual" is a wonderfully uplifting swing chart, as its name might suggest. Originally scored in the late 50s by Reg Owen for the Ted Heath band, this chart was also a feature for Owen's own outfit, and that of Jack Parnell too. The arrangement starts and ends with a chorale-style fanfare, and swings like crazy in between. Plenty of hand claps from all sections of the band add to the rousing nature. We have scored this chart for a regular big band and a timpanist, though the timp notes are cued onto the Piano and Drum parts and the chart works equally well without the kettles. The last few bars are a bit of a scream for the Trumpets (with lead up to F6 and second to D6) but the section can be taken down the octave if needs be. Both Altos double Clarinets.

Swing @ 200 b.p.m.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones (double on clarinet)
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Trumpets 1-4: F6, Db6, Bb5, F5
Trombones 1-4: Cb4, Bb4, Ab4, C4