Way Down Yonder in New Orleans

From Wind Repertory Project
Turner Layton

Turner Layton (arr. Jerry Nowak)

General Info

Year: 1922 / 2009
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $110.00; (digital) - $110 .00   |   Score Only (print) - $13.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Drum Set
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This timeless jazz standard features big band stylings and harmonies arranged for modern concert band. There is a very nice brass quintet feature in the middle of the arrangement.

- Program Note from publisher

Dedicated to the Quincy Park Band, Pam Potter, conductor.

- Program Note from score

Way Down Yonder in New Orleans is a popular song with music by John Turner Layton Jr. and lyrics by Henry Creamer. First published in 1922, it was advertised by Creamer and Layton as "A Southern Song, without A Mammy, A Mule, Or A Moon", a dig at some of the Tin Pan Alley clichés of the era.

It was performed at The Winter Garden Theater in New York in Act 2 of the Broadway musical production Spice of 1922.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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