- Grade 3.5
From "Sophisticated Ladies". Composed by Duke Ellington (1899-1974). Arranged by James Christensen. String orchestra. Jazz Classics for String Orchestra. Moderate Slow Sing. Score and Set of Parts. Duration 2:00 without solos. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.56170).
Item Number: KN.56170
Arranged at the grade 3+ level, this arrangement of the Duke Ellington classic from "Sophisticated Ladies" is ideal for string groups exploring the jazz idiom. Scored for string orchestra with optional rhythm section, the piece features written out or improvised solos for violin, viola, cello, or bass. The director also has the option to omit the solo section altogether. Duration 2:00 without solos.