Opus One


Another classic from the pen of Sy Oliver, and a famous tune for the Dorsey band, though much copied and adapted by other bands. Anita O?Day recorded a vocal version with Gene Krupa, and Ted Heath used it as a stock chart. Ours is as per the original, though lacks the strings used by Dorsey in the original arrangement. We can provide a string part on request. Both Alto saxes double Clarinet (for the great middle passage of Clarinets over a pair of muted Trumpets), and the lead Alto takes both Clarinet solos, which we have written out. Likewise, the Piano solo is written out too. This is a medium to advanced chart in terms of difficulty. By far the trickiest bit is the semiquaver, semitonal sax run which introduces the key change into the last chorus. Nimble fingers are needed.

Part Number
Arranged by
Sy Oliver
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Tommy Dorsey
2 mins 55 secs
Trumpets 1-4
F6, C6, C6, C6
Trombones 1-4
Bb4, Bb4, Bb4, Db4
Medium / Advanced

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