Beyond The Sea (La Mer)


Bobby Darin had a big hit with this tune, and other singers hae also covered it very successfully, the latest being Robbie Williams on his Swing when your Winning album with a version very similar to Darin's original. We have transcribed the Darin chart here, except that there are no strings in our version. Instead we have given the relevant lines to the saxes, adapting the phrasing to improve the swing. The vocal is as per Bobby Darin's delivery, and we have also included an optional repeat at the end of the chart, to extend the play out, plus have written a definite ending, because the recorded version fades, and fade-outs are not good for live perfomances! The vocal key is F and there are no sax doubles. Apart from the lead trumpet having to reach a written high D# the brass parts are not demanding, and the chart will be a certain crowd pleaser.

Part Number
Arranged by
Richard Wess
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Bobby Darin
3 minutes
Trumpets 1-4
D#6, B5, G#5, F#5
Trombones 1-4
A4, F#4, E4, C#4
Easy / Medium
Vocal Ranges
C3 - F4 (11 steps)
Vocal Key

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