I Could Write a Book




Publisher: Alfred Music
Year of Publication: 2008
Voicing: SATB w/big band accompaniment
Duration: 4:45
Level: V

As recorded by New York Voices & the SWR Big Band, this medium swing arrangement is written in the Basie tradition, and is available with full big band accompaniment. The arrangement includes a few solo male vocal lines, which may also be used as male unisons.

From both a vocal and instrumental perspective, this arrangement is reasonably demanding, but not as challenging as some of the more well-known NYV charts (“Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Smack Dab in the Middle” etc.). If you’re looking for a chart to feature your vocal ensemble with your big band, this will definitely fit the bill.

Sop: G2 – F4
Alto: G2 – C4
Tenor: D2 – G#3
Bass: D2 – F3

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