King Swing


King Swing


Stempien & Turner

Item Code:
C. Alan Publications

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Get out your zoot suit and pearls for this hard swingin’ dance number in the style of Louis Prima, Benny Goodman, and Gene Krupa. Your band will wail and your audience will be jumpin’ to this Big Band Era chart. Feature one of your hot trumpet players with the written or optionally improvised solo.

Program Notes

King Swing is a hard swingin’ minor tune hearkening back to the 1930s and the likes of Louis Prima and Benny Goodman. After an explosive opening, the trombones tiptoe in with the main melody, supported by muted trumpet backgrounds. The saxes then present the melody in unison, giving way to a big brass-led bridge in major before the saxes restate the melody in full harmony. A long solo feature for the trumpet begins with a composed duet with the drums before opening up for improvisation (or continuing with a composed solo). The rhythm section drops out as the ‘bones begin a layered buildup to the return of the opening figure and main melody.

Grade Level: 4.5
Copyright: 2021
Number of Players: Standard
Duration: 4:50

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    Conductor's Score

    Flute [optional]
    Alto Sax. 1
    Alto Sax. 2
    Tenor Sax. 1
    Tenor Sax. 2
    Baritone Sax.

    Trumpet 1
    Trumpet 2
    Trumpet 3
    Trumpet 4

    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2
    Trombone 3
    Bass Trombone

    Drum Set