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  Jazz and Latin arrangements – Medium
35 titles

1.   21st Century Kid
Level III/IV
“21st century kid, you’re surrounded by illusion and confusion”
2.   Buddy on the Nightshift
Level II
Light swing from Weill’s American period
3.   Cancer
SSAB with piano | SATB with piano
Level III
“Don’t work hard, don’t play hard, don’t plan for the graveyard”
4.   Doodlin’
Level III/IV
Funny swing from the fifties with virtuoso lyrics by Jon Hendricks
5.   Eleanor Rigby
Level IV
A soulful jazzy arrangement of this wonderful song by the Beatles
6.   Feeling Good
Level IV
A surprising jazz standard which Michael Bublé performed sublimely
7.   Foggy Day H
Level III/IV
Starts as slow swing and then switches to a double time feel
8.   Georgia on My Mind
Level III
The wonderful Kirby Shaw arrangement, rewritten to SSAB
9.   Get Away, Jordan
Level V
One of the most impressive pieces by Take 6, from their debut album
10.   Girl from Ipanema, The
Level III/IV
One of the best-known bossa novas about a sultry beach
11.   I Could Write a Book
Level III
“You are so beautiful, I could write a whole book about you, though I barely learned to write”
12.   I’m Gonna Walk on Bye
SATB | SSAB
Level II
13.   Icarus
Level IV
An instrumental jazzy new age instrumental piece from the seventies, written with lyrics
14.   In a Mellow Tone
Level IV/V
The classic LH&R song with an extra voice, just like the Duke wrote it
15.   Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
SSATB | SATTB
Level II
A homophonic setting of this wonderful jazz standard

 
16.   Makin’ Whoopee
Level II
A thirties tune about the drawbacks of getting married
17.   Meet Me, Midnight
Level IV/V
A swinging big band arrangement
18.   Moon over Bourbon Street
Level IV
The wonderful ballad about the tragedy of a vampire
19.   Mother and Child Reunion
SSAATTBB | SSATB | SATB with baritone solo | SATTB | SSAB with baritone solo
Level III/IV
An a cappella version of the beautiful jazzy The New York Voices arrangement
20.   My Baby Just Cares for Me F
Level II/III
A wonderful jazz piece with the well-known funny animation
21.   Next Year, Baby
Level III/IV
One of the hits of the album “Twentysomething” which made Jamie Cullum famous
22.   Night and Day
SSAA
Level II/III
A highly sophisticated piece of jazz

 
23.   Oh God
Level IV
Jamie Cullum is in need for guidance in a beautiful 5/4 measure song
24.   Paper Doll
Level III/IV
One of the prettiest songs of the collector cd “The Singing Detective”
25.   Satin Doll
Level III
A big band ballad in easy swing
26.   Shaky Flat Blues
Level III
A superb blues about the hustle of the city
27.   Soul Bossa Nova
SSATTB (div.) | SSATTB
Level II/III
A boogaloo song from Quincy Jones, also the theme from the second “Austin Powers” movie

 
28.   Still Crazy after All These Years
Level IV
The New York Voices arrangement, rearranged for women’s voices
29.   Take Five
Level IV
A marvelous jazz standard in an extraordinary five-quarter time with lyrics from Jon Hendricks
30.   They All Laughed
SSATB | SATTB
Level III
A funny Ira Gershwin lyric with a fresh jazz sound

 
31.   Vie en Rose, La
Level III
Edith Piaf is in love, arranged in a bossa nova-style
32.   Wade in the Water
Level III
Eva Cassidy’s version of this spiritual
33.   Wave E
SSAATB | SSATTB with strings | SSATTB
Level IV
A challenging arrangement of one of the most beautiful latin songs
34.   What a Wonderful World
Level III
A happy song of Louis Armstrong from the 60s
35.   When I Take My Sugar to Tea
Level III/IV
Happy swing in barbershop style
 
E Published by Edition Molenaar  
F Published by Ferrimontana  
H Published by Humm A Cappella  


 

 

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