Chicago (Fisher)

From Wind Repertory Project
Fred Fisher

Fred Fisher (arr. Jerry Nowak)

Subtitle: That Toddlin' Town

General Info

Year: 1922 / 2008
Duration: c. 2:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fisher
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00

For further availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon 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:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Chicago (That Toddlin' Town) is a popular song written by Fred Fisher and published in 1922. The original sheet music variously spelled the title "Todd'ling" or "Toddling." The song has been recorded by many artists, but the best-known version is by Frank Sinatra. The song mentions evangelist Billy Sunday as having not been able to "shut down" the city.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Pay a jazzy tribute to the Windy City with this standard from the early 20th century. Perfect for pops concerts or community bands, this laid-back arrangement has a lush big-band sound, contrasted by a jazz waltz.

- Program Note from publisher

Commissioned by the Bucks County Youth Orchestra Wind Ensemble, Steve Sweetsir, conductor.

- Program Note from score

N.b. The composer spelled his name "Fischer" when he wrote Chicago. He later changed his name to "Fisher."


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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