Where or When


"Where or When" was a Frank Sinatra favourite right back in his early days with the Tommy Dorsey band. This version is a transcription of the Billy Byers chart that he used with the Basie band "Live at the Sands" and also on his "Live at Meadowlands" album. The Basie band played it much quicker, Meadowlands much slower. We have marked the chart at Meadowlands tempo - 110 beats per minute. There are no band solos, apart from the short piano infill during the instrumental bridge, which we have written in. The vocal part is written "as sung" by Sinatra and the vocal key is Eb throughout. The chart is classified Medium / Advanced purely because of the Trumpet ranges - lead to high F, 2nd to Db. Other than this it's a Medium. There are no sax doubles.

Part Number
Arranged by
Billy Byers
Transcribed by
Alan Glasscock
Frank Sinatra
3 mins 20 secs
Trumpets 1-4
F6, Db6, A5, F5
Trombones 1-4
A4, F4, D4, C4
Medium / Advanced
Vocal Ranges
G2 - E4 (12 steps as sung)

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