Title:Stairway To The Stars (Glenn Miller)
Grade:Easy / Medium
Duration:2 mins 50 secs
Trumpets 1-4:C6, Bb5, Bb5, F5
Trombones 1-4:A4, E4, Db4, Db4
Vocal:C3 - D4 (9 steps as sung)
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Here is Glenn Miller's classic ballad "Stairway to the Stars", as recorded by the Miller band with Ray Eberle on vocal. It was originally arranged during the earlier days of the band which contained only 6 brass, but we have augmented the chart up to a full 8 brass line-up. The reeds are fully Miller voiced, for CAATT, with Alto 1 taking the Clarinet part. The chart includes an extra optional Baritone (on Alto) part, which is a transposition of the Tenor 1 part, allowing your Tenor 1 to take the Clarinet lead if preferred. Alto 2 is required to double Clarinet, and the Tex Beneke cameo Tenor solo in the final chorus is written on Tenor 2. Miller's original muted solo passages behind the vocal and in the final chorus are scored on Trombone 1. This is a fabulous romantic chart which works equally well as a concert piece, a slow dance number, or even as a first dance for a bride and groom. The vocal key is C.