Smack Dab in the Middle




Publisher: Shawnee Press
Year of Publication: 2004
Voicing: SATB w/piano accompaniment (optional bass & drums and/or big band)
Duration: 5:00
Level: V

As recorded by New York Voices (“Sing! Sing! Sing” – 2001, Concord Records), this arrangement is for SATB and big band. The arrangement also works with just rhythm section accompaniment. This is a very challenging arrangement, incorporating a mixture of blues and jazz elements. The melodic and rhythmic structure is based in blues vocabulary, while the harmony incorporates many dominant 13 and altered chords. This makes a great closer for an advanced group.

Sop: G2 – F4
Alto: G2 – Db4
Tenor: D2 – Bb3
Bass: Bb1 – G3

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