Dream a Little Dream of Me


Here is another original Helen O'Connell chart as played by her on her many concert tours. This is not a transcription. To the best of our knowledge this cart was not commercially recorded, hence there is no audio sample. The arrangement is written in a very laid back, bluesy style, and the short intro sets the tone perfectly. This is a true vocal feature, and there are no instrumental solos or tutti passages. Everything supports the singer. The lead brass voices are written quite high in a couple of places: Trumpet 1 hits high Eb in measure 1, but only reaches B after that. Dropping Trumpets 1&2 down an octave in measure 1 works well. Trombone 1 reaches high C# in one backing passage, but is only to Ab elsewhere. This high phrase is cross-cued onto the Trumpets. The vocal key is Db throughout, and there are no sax doubles.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Helen O'Connell
2 mins 30 secs
Trumpets 1-4
Eb6, Ab5, E5, Eb5
Trombones 1-4
C#5, A4, F#4, Eb4
Easy / Medium
Vocal Ranges
F#3 - Bb4 (11 steps)
Vocal Key

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