Stompin' at the Savoy

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  • Stompin' at the Savoy
    • Written by Benny Goodman, made famous by Edgar Sampson
      • AABA - 32 bar song form every chorus
    • Harmony & Tonality
      • Db Major introduction, with a walking bassline
      • Harmony added to the melody in the B section of chorus 1
      • D major for chorus 4
    • Melody
      • Saxophone and brass play the opening melody
      • 'A' melody repeats every other bar - beats 3&4, with call and response
      • Different melody for 'B' section - conjunct, beats 1 & 3
      • New melody for chorus 2, sustained accompaniment for section 'B'
      • Improvised trumpet solo at chorus 3, 'A'
      • Notated ending
    • Instrumentation
      • Tutti at intro and final chorus
      • Sax solo (low register) - chorus 1, Clarinet solo - chorus 2, Trumpet solo 'A' & tenor sax 'B' - chorus 3 - brass accompaniment, improvised clarinet solo - chorus 4
    • Rhythm
      • Crotchets in the bass - chorus 1
      • Crotchet bassline comes back at chorus 3
      • Brass accompaniment plays a quaver movement at chorus 4, 'A'

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