I Got Rhythm


Charts from the Glenn Miller band are always popular, and most bands have the majority of the Miller classics in their libraries. However, from time to time we like to offer something a little rarer and more obscure. This version of I Got Rhythm falls firmly into this category. The chart was never studio recorded by the Miller band, probably because the arrangement was too long to fit on a single record side, and only two live recordings are known to exist. We have transcribed this chart from the January 1942 live recording, and for all of you Miller fans out there it's a stunner. The original arrangement was by Billy May, so naturally there are a couple of cameo Trumpet solos thrown in, along with Tenor and Alto 1 solos too. Both Altos are required to double Clarinet. This is not an easy chart by any means, but well worth the effort.

Part Number
Arranged by
Billy May
Transcribed by
Alan Glasscock
Glenn Miller
4 mins 20 secs
Trumpets 1-4
Eb6, Eb6, Bb5, Bb5
Trombones 1-4
A4, Ab4, Ab4, F4
Medium / Advanced

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