Clarinet a la King


A fabulous chart from the Goodman band of the early 1940's, written by Eddie Sauter, and, quite naturally, a Clarinet feature. The chart is harmonically very innovative, and shows glimpses of the sort of writing that Eddie Sauter produced later on in collaboration with Bill Finegan. This is quite a hard chart to play, but very rewarding once your players have it right, and a fine addition to the Goodman corner of your band library. The Clarinet and Piano solos are written out in full, and all dynamics and articulations have been included on all the parts, because this is one chart that simply won't work if played at the same volume throughout! We have augmented the Brass to 4 + 4 and the reeds are scored C/A/T/T/B. There are a couple of quick sax doubles - Baritone on Alto and 2nd Alto on Clarinet.

Part Number
Arranged by
Eddie Sauter
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Benny Goodman
3 mins 30 secs
Trumpets 1-4
D6, Bb5, G5, F5
Trombones 1-4
A4, F#4, Eb4, C4

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