Title:

You Came a Long Way From St Louis (June Christy)

Product code:

2304

Style:

Pop Rock, Swing

Tempo:

132

Grade:

Medium / Advanced

Duration:

2 mins 10 secs

Trumpets 1-4:

F#6, C#6, C6, G5

Trombones 1-4:

A4, G4, G4, F4

Vocal:

F3 - Bb4 (11 steps as sung)

Vocal Key:

Bb, F & C

Arranged by:

Shorty Rigers

Transcribed by:

Jon Harpin

PDF Score sample:

Audio sample:

Description:

Here is Jon Harpin's transcription of the Shorty Rogers chart written for June Christy's 1962 "Big Band Specials" album. This is an unusual arrangement which switches between a Rock and Swing feel, and the rhythmic structure of many of the band backing lines give the chart a distinctive 1960's feel. The chart contains an Alto solo which may be played as-written or improvised from the chords provided. Also, there are a couple of modulations in the chart, just to keep things interesting. It opens in Bb, shifts to F for the instrumental section, remains in F for the vocal return and then modulates to C for the close. The Trumpet ranges are high (lead to high F#, 2nd to C# and 3rd to C) so this might be a chart to play earlier in the programme, rather than later. There are no sax doubles.

Price

£29.95
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