Title:

St. Louis Blues (Benny Goodman)

Product code:

1347

Style:

Swing

Tempo:

140

Grade:

Medium

Duration:

3 mins 15 secs

Trumpets 1-4:

C6, G5, E5, C4

Trombones 1-4:

Bb4, G4, F4, D4

Transcribed by:

Myles Collins

PDF Score sample:

Audio sample:

Description:

Taken down from the original 1936 Fletcher Henderson chart for the Benny Goodman Orchestra, our transcription is faithful to the BG chart except that we have augmented the brass to 8 voices from the original 5. Although the Glenn Miller USAAF band version of St. Louis Blues is much better known, this early Goodman chart has a naive simplicity and charm that makes it not only very playable, but easy to listen to. Goodman's solos are written out in full, and we have left the Trumpet solo open to be improvised from the chords provided. The reeds are scored for CAATT and there are no doubles in the saxes.

Price

£29.95
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