At Sundown


This is Artie Shaw's 1939 version of At Sundown, from the time when his first band was arguably its the height. Apart from the Clarinet solo, the chart is not too hard, and swings freely with good solid bounce. The arrangement has been adapted from the original 3 Trumpet 3 trombone line-up, to a regular 4 4 brass section, and the Reeds are scored for Clarinet, 2 Altos and 2 Tenors. We have written out Shaw's Clarinet solo in full, along with the Tenor and Trumpet solos, but have left the Piano solo as an improvisation. All the soloists have the chords on their parts should they wish to do their own thing. This is a fun chart, quite quick but a full four minutes long. There are no Sax doubles.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Artie Shaw
4 minutes
Trumpets 1-4
D6, C6, Bb5, Eb
Trombones 1-4
Bb4, Ab4, Ab4, C4
Medium / Advanced

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