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In The Mood

By Glenn Miller

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Big band - Medium
By Glenn Miller. Arranged by Alan Glasscock. Swing. Full score and set of parts. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1099).

Item Number: JL.LL-1099

For the first time ever, here is an authentic version. In the Mood? Surely everyone has this in their library we hear you cry. This tune is one of the most requested songs for bands to play, yet the stock chart doesn't swing and the band hates playing it. We have not included an audio here - everyone already knows it. OK. Now for some background. There is no definitive version of this Miller tune because it evolved over time, from Civilian band, Air Force band, the film version (Sun Valley Serenade) and so on. Here is what we have done. Ours is a fusion of the Civilian band and SVS version. The saxes are re-voiced to AAATT, so the 1st tenor player now has playable fingerings and the note-doubling in the stock has gone. The rhythm lines are now right, so the chart doesn't come to a grinding halt in the middle 8 and trumpet solo. The sax solos are now for two Tenors, as they should be. The backing behind the Trumpet solo is now right, with no Trombones here at all. The Miller band used this space for a bit of Trombone-waving. The last fade-out chorus contains the quasi-bass solo, with saxes only playing the top note of the riff. The Trumpet run-up at the end is now right and our chart has ALL of the articulations and dynamics neded to reproduce the authentic feel. This is a superb job of transcription by Alan Glasscock, and we implore you - throw out yours and buy this chart, so when the crowd calls for the tune you will WANT to play it.Ranges:Trumpets 1-4: C6, D6, Bb5, Bb5 Trombones 1-4: Ab4, Ab4, Ab4, Ab4.

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