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Big band - Easy
By Ella Fitzgerald. Edited by Myles Collins. Arranged by Buddy Bregman and Myles Collins. Swing. Full score and set of parts. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-2180).

Item Number: JL.LL-2180

Manhattan was recorded by Ella Fitzgerald in 1957, for the Verve album "Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers & Hart Songbook". The original Buddy Bregman arrangement was scored for strings, and orchestral woodwinds (flutes, oboes, clarinets), harp, tuned percussion and a rhythm section. This version uses the same counter-melodic lines as the original, but scored for a regular 5/4/4/4 big band instead, with the Saxes and Trombones taking most of the original string lines. The chart is very easy, with limited brass ranges (Trumpets only up to G on stave, and Trombones to F). The Rhythm parts are all written out, though your players can improvise their lines based on the given chords instead. Alto 1 doubles Clarinet, though the part has a non-double option too, printed on the reverse. The vocal is "as sung" by Ella, in the key of Bb. Swing @ 120 b.p.m. Ranges: Trumpets 1-4: G5, G5, G5, C5 Trombones 1-4: F4, F4, F4, F4 Vocal key: Bb Vocal F3 - A4 (10 steps, as sung).

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