Title:

Big John’s Special (Benny Goodman)

Product code:

1201

Style:

Swing

Tempo:

185

Grade:

Medium

Duration:

3 mins 5 secs

Trumpets 1-4:

D6, Db6, Bb5, Bb5

Trombones 1-4:

A4, A4, A4, F4

Arranged by:

Fletcher Henderson

Transcribed by:

Myles Collins

PDF Score sample:

Audio sample:

Description:

Big John's Special is a romping swing chart from the early years of the Benny Goodman Orchestra, when much of his success came courtesy of Fletcher Henderson's arrangements. We have expanded the chart up to 8 brass, and because the chart is not a Clarinet feature - it only has an 8 measure solo - we have scored the Saxes for a regular AATTB section, with Alto 2 doubling the Clarinet solo. We have also written out the Trumpet solos and the Piano solo in "stride" style. This tune makes an excellent choice for the swing dance crowd, and it is heaps of fun to play.

Price

£29.95
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