Bobby Darin (19361973)


Happy Tune (Swing @ 175 b.p.m.)
Duett für 2 Singstimmen und Bigband

for: 2 voices (MezBar), big band

Score, Parts

Item no.635095
Author/ComposerBobby Darin
ArrangerMyles Collins
Duration3:20 minutes
Publisher/ProducerLush Life Music
Producer No.LLM 2140
49.95 €
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
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This happy tune was originally written and performed by Bobby Darin and has been recently re-done by Robbie Williams and Jane Horrocks on the 'Swing When You're Winning' album. Our version is very much in the Williams style and has been written to be playable by bands of all levels. All rhythm section parts are written out in full, so no improvisation is required.

The Brass ranges are moderate, with the lead Trumpet only having to reach G# and the lead Trombone written to F#, but a light, disciplined touch is needed to keep the band tight and effective. The Darin signature of rising chromatic modulations is used in this arrangement too, providing a continuous lift. The chart is written as a Male & Female dute, though is perfectly playable with just one vocalist. The vocal keys are Eb, E and F.

  • Trumpets 1-4 G#5, F5, D#5, D#5
  • Trombones 1-4 F#4, D#4, C#4, A3
  • Vocal key Eb, E, F
  • Vocals : Male : Bb3-F5 (12 steps) Female Bb3-B4