Chattanooga Choo Choo


Here is Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo Choo, adapted from the version in the film Sun Valley Serenade. Essentially this is the same structure as vocal version, except that we have modified the chart to go straight from the instrumental chorus to the surprise key change into the final shout chorus. This chart is therefore only two and a half minutes long, but perfectly suited. We have resisted the temptation to just extend it for the sake of it. We used not only the film soundtrack, but also the film itself in order to study the players fingerings and therefore get things as right. Regarding Sax doubles, Alto 1 & Tenor 1 double Clarinets, Baritone doubles Alto. An instantly recognisable Miller chart that will be sure to please audiences everywhere. The audio is the vocal version. Please note that the vocal version (see our Vocals section) doesn't work as an instrumental (by skipping over the vocal parts of the chart and going straight to the final chorus) as the band modulates from Db to C for the vocal, but from Db to F for the final chorus. Enjoy!

Part Number
Arranged by
Myles Collins
Glenn Miller
2 mins 30 secs
Trumpets 1-4
D6, D6, B5, G5
Trombones 1-4
Db5, Bb4, Ab4, Gb4
Medium / Advanced

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