The Swingin' Shepherd Blues
Saxophone Quartet - Digital Sheet Music

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Saxophone Quartet,Woodwind Ensemble Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone - Level 4 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.764726

Composed by Kenny Jacobson, Moe Koffman, and Rhoda Roberts. Arranged by James Pybus. Contemporary,Jazz,Standards. 10 pages. James Pybus #6092005. Published by James Pybus (A0.764726).

Swinging Shepherd Blues is a well-known tune by Moe Koffman, originally titled Blues a la Canadiana and renamed Swinging (or 'Swingin') Shepherd Blues in l957 when it was recorded by the composer, playing the flute, for the LP Hot and Cool Sax. Released as a single (Jubilee 5311), it was a hit internationally (Billboard magazine recorded it as peaking at 23rd position in 1958).  Among more than 300 recordings of the tune are versions by Count Basie, Herbie Mann, Mantovani, and David Rose. A vocal rendition, with lyrics by Rhoda Roberts and Kenny Jacobson, has been recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, and more recently by Natalie Cole. The tune has also been recorded by various Canadians, from Oscar Peterson to the Edmonton Youth Orchestra. Koffman used Swinging Shepherd Blues as his signature tune until 2000. This arrangement is playable by SATB or AATB Saxophone Quartet. Duration is 2:25. Contact me at

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