Indian Summer


Here is Charlie Barnet's take on Indian Summer. The chart is scored as a lush ballad, featuring your lead Alto who takes the lead role for about two thirds of the chart. The arrangement is full of rich tonal colour and dynamic contrast, sometimes shifting from mp to ff within one beat, which is what helps to make the chart so interesting for audiences to listen to. In the Barnet original the Trumpets were written very high (lead to high F#, second to high D#). In order to make the chart more accessible we have provided two sets of Trumpet parts in the arrangement; the Barnet original plus an alternate set that avoids the super high notes yet stays true to the original concept. However, Trumpets 1, 2 & 3 still need to reach top C# when using this alternate set. The two-Trombone duet is written out "as played" on the 1st and 2nd parts and the Alto lead is written "as played" too. There are no sax doubles.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Charlie Barnet
2 mins 40 secs
Trumpets 1-4
F#6 (C#6), D#6 (C#6),
C#6, G5 (E5)
Trombones 1-4
C#5, B4, E4, C#4
Medium / Advanced

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