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Begin The Beguine

By The Andrews Sisters

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Big band with female vocal trio - Medium
By The Andrews Sisters. Edited by Jonathan Lorentz. Arranged by Vic Schoen. Jazz Vocal. Dixieland/Swing. Full score and set of parts. Published by Jazz Lines Publications (JL.JLP-9050).

Item Number: JL.JLP-9050

This is Vic Schoen's great arrangement of Begin the Beguine that was done for the unstoppable Andrews Sisters. The sisters had a major hit with this arrangement in 1939. The chart opens in a Dixieland 2 feel and stays there until measure 51 where it changes to a swing feel in 4. The vocal parts have been written out as-played and is trio throughout except for a 16 measure solo written on voice 2. Tenor saxophone 1 is on clarinet throughout (though the part can be played on tenor if need be). As is the case with most of the Andrews Sisters arrangements, there are great band fills in between vocal phrases. The vocal key starts in Bb then modulates to G then finishes up in Ab. Ranges:Trumpet 1: to B5 Trombone 1: to A5 Vocal Key: Bb to G to Ab.

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