Based on the Nelson Riddle big band arrangement for Judy Garland, this chart does everything it can to create a big band out of the ensemble while setting the stage for a sop/alto soloist to give a showstopping performance throughout! With tons of opportunity for hard swinging figures, and a couple double time spots for the group to shine, this arrangement can make an advanced-level vocal jazz group sound like the pros, and audiences will be ready to leap to their feet when you coming to the big finish! An obvious opener/closer choice for skilled groups with a swinging soloist in the ranks.
Fully-notated piano and bass parts, drums
Commissioned by Folsom High School Jazz Choir, Curtis Gaesser, dir. (2021)
Video: Judy Garland Version