Rose Room


Here is Artie Shaw's version of the old Hickman & Williams tune, Rose Room, though we have adapted it for 8 brass from the original 6. The chord progressions of this tune were later used by Ellington to form the foundation of "In a Mellow Tone". Shaw's version features Clarinet, (we have written his solos out in full) some wonderful close-scored Sax soli passages, and a cameo Trumpet solo (also written out, with chords too). The first 32 measure chorus belongs to the Clarinet, the second is for the Saxes, and the final chorus contains some stylish ensemble writing that brings the chart to a rousing conclusion. The reeds are written for CAATT, with the second Alto doubling Baritone. We have also included an optional Alto 3 part - a transposition of the Tenor 1 part - that allows for one of your Tenor players to take the solo Clarinet lead. The brass ranges are moderate, with lead Trumpet only reaching high C. A fine chart from the Artie Shaw book.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Artie Shaw
3 mins 10 secs
Trumpets 1-4
C6, A5, G5, E5
Trombones 1-4
Bb4, Ab4, F4, D4

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