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Stand By Me, Clarinet and Alto Saxophone Duet

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By Ben E. King

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By Ben E. King. Arranged by David McKeown. Score. 5 pages. Published by David McKeown (H0.220045-778900).

Item Number: H0.220045-778900

Stand by Me was originally released by the co-writer Ben E King in 1960 and is the sixth highest royalty earning song ofall time.  However, King never intended to record the song himself. The story goes hehad some studio time left over after a session and the producer asked him if hehad any other songs they could put on tape. When King sat at the piano and performed Stand by Me, the producer recognised a huge hit in the making. Thisversion is arranged as a duet for one Clarinet and one Alto Saxophone.

Musicians at an intermediate level and above willfind this ideal for formal and informal performances. The overall performancetime is around three minutes.

Teachers will enjoy using this arrangement as a fun way to helpwith ensemble skills and expressive playing. There are some complex syncopatedrhythms in the melody part and the challenge will be to tie these expressivelyto the repeating bass pattern which is present throughout. The short sample audio is from the Clarinet and Alto Saxophone version while the full length youtube performance is the Clarinet Duet.

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