Blue Moon


This version of Blue Moon is transcribed from Ray Anthony's "Arthur Murray Foxtrots" album. It is a really solid, no nonsense, medium tempo swing vocal that is suitable for Female Alto or Male Baritone voices. The reeds are written in Miller voicing for the fist chorus, so Alto 2 doubles Clarinet and Baritone doubles Alto. In the Anthony version the saxes all switch to Clarinets (4+bass) to play the backings behind the vocal chorus. We have included cue notes on the sax parts which allow for all saxes apart from Alto 2 to stay on their saxes and avoid the Clarinet doubles, making the parts fully flexible for bands with limited doubling capabilities. The cameo Trumpet solo is written on the 3rd Trumpet part. Whilst this is an easy chart to play, it sounds good. The vocal key is Db.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Ray Anthony
3 minutes
Trumpets 1-4
Bb5, Bb5, Bb5, Bb5
Trombones 1-4
A4, F4, F4, F4
Easy / Medium
Vocal Ranges
Bb3 - Bb4 (1 octave)
Vocal Key

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