Nearness Of You
Big band with vocal - Medium
By Glenn Miller. Arranged by Alan Glasscock. Ballad. Full score and set of parts. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-2024).
Item Number: JL.LL-2024
Here is the lovely ballad The Nearness of You, as performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, with vocal by Ray Eberly. Another lush ballad with the trademark Miller sax sound of Clarinet lead over 2 Altos and 2 Tenors, with restrained brass backings. We have rated this Easy / Medium as the lead Trombone goes up to to a high C and 2nd to an Ab (else we would rate it Easy), though we have cross-cued the Trombone phrases onto the Trumpet parts in case your bone players are not comfortable with the range. This chart is also very singable as a female vocal, as the range is from C to D one ocave higher. We have also included a solo Trombone part, so you can play this chart as an instrumental. Again, an excellent transcription from the pen of Alan Glasscock and a must for all Miller lovers. Sax doubles: Baritone on Alto throughout, and 2nd Alto doubles Clarinet. Vocal key F Trumpets 1-4: B5, G5, G5, D5 Trombones 1-4: C5, Ab4, Ab4, D4 Vocals: Male C3 - D4 or Female C4 - D5 Vocal key F3 minutes 15 secs.