Title:Tess’s Torch Song (Ella Mae Morse)
Duration:3 minutes 10 secs
Trumpets 1-4:D6, B5, A5, A5
Trombones 1-4:A4, F#4, D4, B3
Vocal:F3 - B4 (11 steps as sung)
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:This chart was recorded by Ella Mae Morse in 1943 with Dick Walters' Orchestra on Capitol 151. Our transcription is as per the original except that we have modified the last brass chord at the ending, to lower the 1st trumpet's last note from high E to a more reasonable B. The original "as played" notes are cued if you wish to use them. The vocal line is scored "as sung" by Ella Mae and the tenor solo is written out in full, with chords provided. The vocal key is D, though the chart modulates to Eb for the band shout and tenor solo before reverting to D for the vocal re-entry. There are no sax doubles.