Recorded by the Diva Jazz Orchestra
Arranged by John La Barbera
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Cat #: W-55471


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Audio Sample:

Edition: Jazz Big Band Arrangement with Female Vocal

Description: Swing - Difficult

Publisher: Walrus Music Publishing

John La Barbera's arrangement of Thou Swell is an exciting, high-energy way to feature your female vocalist, with a little time for your trumpet soloist to shine for good measure. The arrangement begins on a tense pedal point before breaking into harmony for the singer's entrance. The ensemble figures behind the vocalist should have a playful bounce to them, as should the solo trumpet fills at measure 57. A powerful mini-shout section serves as a set-up for both the second melody and the half chorus of trumpet solo. Make sure your ensemble holds a little bit back for most of the arrangement so they can make the climax appropriately loud and brassy.

Full Score
2 Alto Saxophones
2 Tenor Saxophones
Baritone Saxophone
4 Trumpets
4 Trombones
Vocal Key: Bb
Trumpet 1: G6
Trombone 1: G4