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Blue Skies

By Irving Berlin

4 flutes - Grade 3.5
Composed by Irving Berlin. Arranged by Frank Halferty. Score and set of parts. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.14497).

Item Number: KN.14497

This colorful setting of the great Berlin hit features three contrasting moods: a gentle, pyramid-like opening; an energetic, jazz chorus midsection; and a haunting bluesy ending. A swing interpretation applies throughout, and the melodic lead moves freely among all four parts so everyone feels vital and important.

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  • 4

    Jerry Ervin
    Tucson AZ
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  • 2009-02-08 00:00:00.0 Nice arrangement, a little tricky

    This is a nice arrangement, but not as simple as it looks at first. After a 4-bar intro (very legato, nice harmonies) the tune itself starts with an in-tempo intro. Meter marking is slow to my taste, perhaps I've always felt this tune in 2 rather than...

    in 4. Try it both ways. If you take a faster tempo there are some challenging short licks here and there, but nothing that a little practice won't cure.

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