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It Don't Mean A Thing for Saxophone Quintet

By Duke Ellington

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Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Soprano Sax, Woodwind Quintet - Intermediate
By Duke Ellington. Arranged by Diego Marani. Score, Set of Parts. 11 pages. Published by Diego Marani (H0.142907-409150).

Item Number: H0.142907-409150

"It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" is a 1931 composition by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Irving Mills, now accepted as a jazz standard, characterized by jazz historian Gunther Schuller as "now legendary", "a prophetic piece and a prophetic title". The music was written and arranged by Ellington in August 1931 during intermissions at Chicago's Lincoln Tavern and was first recorded by Ellington and his orchestra for Brunswick Records (Br 6265) on February 2, 1932.
This arrengement for saxophone quintet includes the following parts: Bb Soprano or Eb Alto (lead part), Eb Alto 1, Eb Alto 2, Bb Tenor and Eb Baritone.

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