Baby Won't You Please Come Home


This is a great little chart, originally performed by Joe Thomas with the Jimmie Lunceford orchestra. We have made a few adaptations to the original Sy Oliver arrangement. The brass is now scored for eight voices and we have created a separate vocal part, rather than giving the vocal line to your tenor player. The chart opens with a short piano solo and the first chorus is in dixieland style, before the feel changes to swing. There is a full chorus tenor solo, backed by the trombones, before an alto led modulation to the vocal chorus, backed by the band, and a short shout to finish. The reeds are scored for 3 altos and 2 tenors, with tenor 1 doubling clarinet. The vocal key is Bb.

Part Number
Arranged by
Sy Oliver
Transcribed by
Jon Harpin
Jimmie Lunceford
2 mins 50 secs
Trumpets 1-4
Bb4, Bb4, F4, D4
Trombones 1-4
Bb4, Bb4, F4, D4
Medium / Advanced
Vocal Ranges
F3 - G4 (9 steps, as sung)

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