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Caravan (arr Saucedo)

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Duke Ellington
Juan Tizol

Duke Ellington and Juan Tizol (arr. Richard Saucedo)


General Info

Year: 1937 / 2000
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Big band jazz
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Drum Set
  • Timbales


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Caravan is an American jazz standard that was composed by Juan Tizol and Duke Ellington and first performed by Ellington in 1936. Irving Mills wrote lyrics, but they are rarely sung. The exotic sound of Caravan interested exotica musicians; Martin Denny, Arthur Lyman, and Gordon Jenkins all covered it. Steven Soderbergh used the Lyman version in his 2001 film Ocean's Eleven. The song appears often in the 2014 film Whiplash as an important plot element. The Mills Brothers recorded an a-cappella version in which they imitated instruments with their voices. Johnny Mathis recorded the song in 1956. More than 350 versions have been recorded.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


One of the most recognizable of all Duke Ellington tunes, this distinctive composition combines the styles of Latin and big band jazz. Richard Saucedo gives this classic an impressive new setting for concert band.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

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Works for Winds by this Composer

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