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Benny Goodman: King of Swing

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Paul Murtha

Medley arranged by Paul Murtha


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General Info

Year: 2004
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: IV 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The music of Benny Goodman was the driving force in launching the swing era in the mid-1930s. With the familiar hits Let's Dance; Stompin' at the Savoy; Moonglow and Sing, Sing, Sing, this energetic and well-scored medley pays a fitting tribute to the “King of Swing.”

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Audio Links


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Fletcher Ferrara, conductor) – 18 June 2019
  • Western Reserve Community Band (Hudson, Ohio) (Ralph Meyer, conductor) – 16 March 2019
  • Arkansas (Farmington) Winds Community Concert Band (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 2 March 2019
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Steve Layman, conductor; James Tobin, clarinet) – 1 November 2016
  • Cameron (Mo.) Municipal Band (Ann Goodwin Clark, conductor) – 19 June 2016 (Missouri Bandmasters Association Convention)
  • Kearsage Community Band (New London, N.H.) (Aarne Vesilind, conductor) – 1 May 2016
  • San Luis Obispo County (Calif.) Band (Leonard Lutz, conductor) - 16 November 2014
  • Bundang Wind Orchestra of Korea (Sung Chi Jeon, conductor) - 25 November 2012


Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


References

  • Murtha, P. (2004). Benny Goodman: King of Swing [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.