This is really one of the great evergreens and of course on the "Rolling Stones" list of the 100 best songs of all time.
But it would take over 50 years before it reached the top of Billboard's list with a "dance" version made by Freischwimmer (2016). In 1965, it was recorded by Barry McGuire and with "The Mamas and The Papas" members as a backing group, but it was only when they recorded it themselves that the first success came through. It has since lived in a number of recordings ranging from Jazz to Country and has also been song tracks in a lot of movies.
Use your imagination and utilize the instruments you have, to make a varied performance.
BJØRN MORTEN KJÆRNES
After four years studying music at Hamar and Bergen Teacher Training College, he studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music with Lasse Thoresen and Olav Anton Thommessen. He has composed many works for different instrumentations, but primarily his public pieces is known to be for the amateur musicians in wind band.
More than 250 of his compositions and arrangements are published in Norway and abroad. Kjærnes was early interested in Publishing, and has been working for Tonika, Warner / Chappell Music Norway and Warner Bros. (USA). In 2002, he was one of the founders of Norsk Noteservice AS.
As an editor of band music at Norsk Noteservice (2002 – 2010), he has built up a lot of their band catalogue.
He has also been a producer on many recordings with the Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces and the Royal Norwegian Navy Band. He knows the wind band very well, also being a conductor in addition to be a composer/arranger/editor/organizer.
SOUND SAMPLE RECORDED BY NOTESERVICE WIND BAND, CONDUCTED BY REID GILJE
Full recording available on "Blue Sky Swing - New Music for Flexible Instrumentation - Demo Tracks 2019-2020"
Download complete album or single track on iTunes or Amazon.
Can be streamed on TIDAL, Apple Music, Spotify, Beat, Deezer and Music Unlimited.
FLEX 5 SHOWBLOW
This is our all time favorite flexible serie which has been a part of our catalogue since the 90's. Here you will find a wide variety of entertainment music from all decades arranged for 5-part instrumentation playable for quintets up to full Brass- and Concert Bands. Level of difficulty: from 2,5 to 3.
The works in the series are in five parts (plus optional parts for Bass Guitar and Drums) and will have the following instrumentation:
Instrumental parts: Woodwind instruments: Brass instruments:
Part 1, C Flute, Oboe
Part 1, Eb Eb Clarinet Eb Cornet
Part 1, Bb Bb Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone Bb Trumpet,Bb Cornet, Flugelhorn
Part 2, Bb Bb Clarinet Bb Trumpet,Bb Cornet, Flugelhorn
Part 2, Eb Alto Saxophone, Alto Clarinet Eb Alto Horn
Part 3, Eb Alto Saxophone, Alto Clarinet Eb Alto Horn
Part 3, F F Horn
Part 3, Bb Tenor Saxophone Bb Tenor Horn, Baritone/Euphonium
Part 3, C (B.C.) Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium (B.C.)
Part 4, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet Bb Tenor Horn, Baritone/Euphonium
Part 4, C (B.C.) Bassoon Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium (B.C.)
Part 5, Eb Baritone Saxophone Eb Tuba (T.C.)
Part 5, Bb Bb Tuba (T.C.)
Part 5, C (B.C.) Bassoon Tuba (B.C.)
Additional parts :
(Part 5 w/chords) Electric Bass, Accoustic String Bass
Keyboards ( Piano, Synthesizer etc. ) or Guitar
Drums Drum Set ( Battery ) - for one player
or separated ( B.D., S.D., Cymbals, add. percussion ) - for min. 3 players
Bells, Xylophone or other melodic percussion can use Part 1,C
|Arranger||Kjærnes, Bjørn Morten|
|Format||Score and parts|
|Series||Noteservice Flex 5 Showblow|
|Band catalogue||European Band Catalogue 2019|
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