Rhapsody in Blue composed by George Gershwin (1898-1937). Arranged by Gordon Goodwin. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble; Masterworks; Score. Gordon Goodwin Series. Jazz; Masterwork Arrangement. Grade 6. 32 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.33370S).
This is a tour-de-force, GRAMMY-winning arrangement by Gordon Goodwin of Gershwins’s masterpiece. The sax doubles call for piccolo (alto 1), clarinet/flute (alto 2) and bass clarinet (bari). The second alto part has the well-known clarinet solo. This chart has it all—the thematic material, swing, key changes, solo space for alto, tenor, bari, trumpet and trombone and lead trumpet range is to written high F. The percussion part calls for mallets and tympani. Overall, a grasp of both jazz and classical concepts will make this chart stand apart from anything else. As recorded by the Big Phat Band.