Marie is a laid back male vocal chart from the Tommy Dorsey orchestra, also singable by female alto, featuring Trombone, Tenor, and your Trumpet section. We have expanded the original Bunny Berigan trumpet solo into a sectional soli, as Dorsey did in his later recordings of this chart, and this passage calls for tight and accurate sectional play. After a short intro the Trombone takes the first solo chorus, backed by the band. The second chorus is the vocal, with the band singing counterpoint to the vocal soloist. At the end of this chorus the Trumpet section picks up into the modulation into Eb and rips the next 32 measures, backed by the Saxes. The Trumpet ranges are quite high in places, with the lead reaching high F and the second to high D. The Trombone then solos for 16 measures, followed by the Tenor, and a quick four measure passage in similar style to the intro rounds off the piece. The vocal chorus is in C, and there are no sax doubles.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Alan Glasscock
Tommy Dorsey
3 mins 30 secs
Trumpets 1-4
F6, D6, Bb5, G5
Trombones 1-4
C5, Gb4, Gb4, A3
Medium / Advanced
Vocal Ranges
G3 - C4 (11 steps, as sung)
Vocal Key

PDF Icon