Title:It Was A Very Good Year (Keely Smith)
Duration:3 mins 59 secs
Trumpets 1-4:B5, B5, G5, G5
Trombones 1-4:G#4, F4. F4. F4
Vocal:G3 - D5 (12 steps as sung)
Arranged by:Billy May
Transcribed by:Jon Harpin
Description:It Was a Very Good Year - Keely Smith. This chart has been transcribed from her album "Keely Sings Sinatra" recorded with the Frankie Capp orchestra on Concord CCD 4943. The original arrangement was penned by Billy May and, in comparison to Sinatra's ballad, it plays down as a fresh and punchy medium tempo swinger that moves along at a refreshing pace. It opens in Eb and moves chromatically to F. Billy May clevery re-uses repetition of phrasing throughout the chart which brings cohesion and structure to the arrangement. There are no sax doubles and the vocal keys are Eb, E & F.