Very Thought of You, The


The Very Thought of You is the Ella Fitzgerald version. Originally arranged by Nelson Riddle, it is transcribed and adapted by Jon Harpin. This chart featured on the "Ella Swings Gently With Nelson" album. Although the original was scored with strings, we have removed the string parts and written them into the band, making the chart playable with a regular 5/4/4/4 line up. Please note that separate string parts are not available. The Trombones are written fairly high in the intro, with the lead expected to pick a high C out of the air in the 3rd measure. Therefore we have cued the Trombone lines onto the Trumpet parts in the intro, to make things a bit easier. The muted Trumpet solo is written out 'as played', though your player can improvise a solo from the chords provided too. There are no sax doubles, and the vocal key is Eb.

Part Number
Arranged by
Nelson Riddle
Transcribed by
Jon Harpin
Ella Fitzgerald
2 mins 45 secs
Trumpets 1-4
D6, D6, A5, F5
Trombones 1-4
C5, Bb4, G4, Eb4
Easy / Medium
Vocal Ranges
F3 - D4 (12 steps - as sung)

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