GREAT AMERICAN SONGS

What makes a song a “standard”? In music, a standard is a musical composition of established popularity, considered part of the “standard repertoire” of one or several genres. … In addition, standards are extensively quoted by other works and commonly serve as the basis for musical improvisation.

♫ After You, Who?

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: C-Major modulating to D-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Alto Fl, EH, BsClar, 2 Horns, Perc: [Vibes, Sus Cym], Harp, Keyboard, Strings

♫ Amazing Grace / Loch Lomond

This orchestration was created for John Barrowman

Set to a Christian hymn, the words for “Amazing Grace” were written by John Newton; “Loch Lomond” is a traditional Scottish song

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: C-Major modulating to D-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: Fl, Fl/Picc, 2 Ob, 2 Clari, BsCl, 2 Bsns; 4,3,3,1; Kbd; Steel String Gtr; Drs; Timp; Perc:[Vibes, Tamb, G.C., GLock]; Harp; Strings

♫ Anything Goes

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: C-Major modulating to D-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari Sax, 3 Tpts, 3 Tbns, Keyboard, Guitar, Perc [Glock, Xylo, Timp], Drums, Bass

♫ Ça, C'est l'Amour

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: E-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari Sax, 1 Horn, 3 Tpts, 3 Tbns,, Kbd, Guitar, Perc [Vibes, Timp], Drums, Strings

♫ Danglin'

From the musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater. This is the same song as listed on the “Maury Yeston Collection” page of this website.

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Orchestration by Doug Besterman

INSTRUMENTATION: Oboe doubles on Clarinet, Flute doubles on Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, Cello, Piano, Steel-string Guitar, Bass, Drums

♫ Ding, Dong, the Witch Is Dead

This orchestration was created for opera diva Marilyn Horne

Music by Harold Arlen, Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg

Arranged by Don Pippin, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: C

INSTRUMENTATION: 1,1,2 (II.=Bs Cl), 0 / 1,2,3,0 / Drums / Guitar / Piano, Synthesizer / Bass

♫ Do I Love You?

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: C-Major modulating to D-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: Fl, Ob, Fl/Cl, BsCl, 2 Horns, Perc: [Vibes, Tri, Glock, Mark Tree], Harp, Kbd, Strings

♫ Don't Fence Me In

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: F-Major

INSTRUMENTATION:

♫ Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: E-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: Flute, Ob/EH, Clar, BsClar, 2 Horns, Perc [Sus Cym, Vibes], Keyboard, Harp, Strings

♫ Feet

From the musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater. This is the same song as listed on the “Maury Yeston Collection” page of this website.

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Orchestration by Doug Besterman

INSTRUMENTATION: Clarinet doubles on Alto Sax, Clarinet doubles on Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Cello, Piano, Banjo, Bass, Drums

♫ Georgia On My Mind

This orchestration was created for opera diva Marilyn Horne

Music by Hoagy Carmichael, Lyrics by Stuart Gorrell

Arranged by Dick Hyman & Don Pippin, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: B-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 2,2(2nd=EH),3(3rd=BsCl),2 / 4,3,3(3rd=BsTbn) / OPT.Gtr, DrKit, Perc:[Vibes,Glock,SusCym], Pno, Harp, Strings

♫ I Could Write a Book

From the movie When Harry Met Sally as sung by Harry Connick, Jr.

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Lorenz Hart

Arranged by Marc Shaiman, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: E-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: Flute, Ob/EH, Clar, BsClar, 2 Horns, Perc [Sus Cym, Vibes], Keyboard, Harp, Strings

♫ I Don't Remember Christmas

Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Orchestrated by the composer

KEY: song moves between A Major & A minor

INSTRUMENTATION: Alto Saxophone, Piano, Drums, Guitar, Electric Bass

♫ I Don't Wanna Rock 'n' Roll

From the musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater. This is the same song as listed on the “Maury Yeston Collection” page of this website.

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Orchestration by Doug Besterman

INSTRUMENTATION: Alto Sax doubles on Piccolo, Tenor Sax doubles on Flute, Trumpet, Cello, Piano, Elec. Guitar, Elec. Bass, Drums

♫ I Happen to Like New York

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: A-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: Picc, 2 Cl, 1 BsCl, 1 Horns, 3 Tpts, 3 Tbns, Drums, Perc: [Glock, Chimes], Keyboard, Drums, Strings

♫ I Hear Bells

Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Orchestration by the composer.

KEY: B-flat Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III. Picc.), 3(III. C.A.), 3(III. Bs. Cl.), 2 / 4, 3, 3 (III. Bs. Trb.), 0 / 3 Percussion: (I. Glock. Picc. Tri; II. Sleigh Bells, Crotales, Sus. Cym.; III. Vibes, Hand Bell, Chimes, Timp.) / Stgs / Harp / Keyboard, Electric Bass

♫ I Left My Heart in San Francisco

This orchestration was created for Andy Williams

Music by George Cory, Lyrics by Douglass Cross

Orchestrated by Johnny Mandel

KEY:

INSTRUMENTATION: Rd1-6(Cl+AltSx.Fl.Cl+TenSx.Cl+TenSx.BsCl+BarSx.CbsCl+BsSx)/ 2Perc(Timpani.Drum Kit).3.4.3.0/Hrp.Pno.Synth.Guitar.Vocal/Vn1.Vn2.Va.Clo.Cb

♫ In the Still of the Night

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: F-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Flutes, Oboe, Clarinet, 2 Horns, Perc: [Sus. Cym, Tri. (or Fast Bell Tree), Glock], Harp, Keyboard, Strings

♫ It Goes Like It Goes

From the film Norma Rae; Winner of the 1979 Academy Award for Best Song.

Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Norman Gimbel

Orchestration by the composer.

KEY: G Major also B-flat Major

INSTRUMENTATION: Piano, Strings

♫ It's All Right With Me

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: F-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari Sax, 1 Horn, 3 Tpts, 3 Tbns, Kbd, Guitar, Drums, Perc: [Bongos], Strings

♫ Just One of Those Things

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: F modulating to G-Flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari Sax, 3 Tpts, 3 Tbns, Keyboard, Guitar, Perc: [Vibes, Timps], Drums, Bass

♫ Love Is Good For Anything That Ails You

This orchestration was transcribed from the arrangement used in the film Pennies From Heaven.

By Cliff Friend & Matty Malneck

Recreated by Mark Lopeman

KEY:

INSTRUMENTATION: Picc(=AltSx).2(1=AltSx.2=TenSx).0.0.0.TenSx/0.3.3.1/Pno.Guitar.Rhythm Bass.Drum Kit(+Woodblock).Vocal/6.5.4.4.3(same part as Rhythm Bass)

♫ Mangos

This orchestration was created for Rosemary Clooney as a follow-up to her earlier hit “Come On-a My House.”

Music by Dee Libbey, Lyrics by Sid Wayne

Arranged by Frank Comstock

KEY: D-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: Rd1–5 (Cl+AltSx, Fl+Cl+AltSx,, Fl+TenSx, TenSx, BarSx).0.4.4.0; 2 Perc(1.2*)[Timbales, Latin Tricks, Cowbells, Drum Kit, Bongos, Xylo, Castanets]; Gtr, Rhythm Bs, Drum Kit; Vocal; Strings (6.5.4.4.2)

♫ Mississippi Moon

From the musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater. This is the same song as listed on the “Maury Yeston Collection” page of this website.

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Orchestration by Doug Besterman

INSTRUMENTATION: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet doubles on Flute, Trumpet, Piano, Cello, Acc. Guitar, Bass, Drums [Glock]

♫ Miss Otis Regrets

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY(S):

INSTRUMENTATION:

♫ No Women in the Bible

From the musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater. This is the same song as listed on the “Maury Yeston Collection” page of this website.

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Orchestration by Doug Besterman

INSTRUMENTATION: Clarinet doubles on Flute & Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet doubles on Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Piano, Acc. Guitar, Bass, Drums

♫ One Step

Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Orchestration by the composer

KEY: E-flat Major going to F Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III. Picc.), 3(III. C.A.-opt.), 3(III. Bs. Cl.), 2 / 4, 3, 2, 0 / Drums, Timp. / 2 Percussion: (I. Glock.; II. WB, Sus. Cym.) / Stgs / Hp / Pf, Guitar, Combo Bass (separate from Contrabass part in the String section) / 3 vocalists

♫ On Halloween

From the musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater. This is the same song as listed on the “Maury Yeston Collection” page of this website.

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Orchestration by Doug Besterman

INSTRUMENTATION: Oboe, Flute, Cello, Piano, Steel-string Guitar, Bass, Drums

♫ Only When I Laugh

Title song from the film Only When I Laugh

Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Orchestration by the composer

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♫ Pure Imagination

From the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, this orchestration was created for Michael Feinstein

Music and Lyrics by Leslie Briccuse
Arranged by Eddie Karam
KEY: E-flat modulating to E
INSTRUMENTATION: 3.3.3.2/4.0.4Flghrn.3(3 is Bass); 1; /Perc(2) (Glock, Mark Tree); Hp, Pno=Celste; Gtr, Rhythm Bs, Drum Kit; Vocal; Strings (20.0.10.7)

♫ Ridin' High

Takedown of the orchestration Ethel Merman recorded in the 1970’s

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

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KEY(S):

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♫ Salt 'n' Pepper

From the musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater. This is the same song as listed on the “Maury Yeston Collection” page of this website.

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Orchestration by Doug Besterman

INSTRUMENTATION: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet doubles on Tenor Sax, Cello, Piano, Acc. Guitar, Bass, Drums [Glock]

♫ Starting Here, Starting Now

One of Shire & Maltby’s most famous songs, it was memorably recorded by Barbra Streisand.

Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Orchestration by the composer

KEY: F Major going to G-flat Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 3(III. Picc.), 3(III. C.A.), 3(III. Bs. Cl.), 2 / 4, 3, 3 (III. Bs. Trb.), 1 / Drums, Timp. / 2 Percussion: (I. Song Bells, Glock.; II. Sus. Cym.) / Stgs / Hp / Pf, Guitar, Electric Bass / 2 vocalists

♫ Strange

From the musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater. This is the same song as listed on the “Maury Yeston Collection” page of this website.

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Orchestration by Doug Besterman

INSTRUMENTATION: English Horn, Flute, Trumpet, Cello, Piano, Nylon Guitar, Bass, Drums

♫ The Mardi Gras Ball

From the musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater. This is the same song as listed on the “Maury Yeston Collection” page of this website.

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Orchestration by Doug Besterman

INSTRUMENTATION: Soprano Sax, Baritone Sax doubles on Clarinet, Trumpet, Cello, Piano, Banjo, Bass, Drums

♫ The Story Goes On

This song comes from the Broadway musical Baby, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.

Orchestration by the composer. This arrangement was created for an event entitled “Broadway Salutes Lincoln Center.”

KEY: C

CONCERT INSTRUMENTATION: 2, 2 (II. E.H.), 3 (III. Bs Cl), 2 / 4, 3, 3, 1 / Timp, DrumSet, Perc:[Crotales, Song Bells] / DX-7, Piano, Harp / Strings / Fender Bass

♫ The Summer Knows

This song was the theme from the movie Summer of ’42.

Music by Michel Legrand, Lyrics by Marilyn & Alan Bergman

Orchestration by

KEY:

INSTRUMENTATION: Rd1-6(Cl+AltSx.Fl.Cl+TenSx.Cl+TenSx.BsCl+BarSx.CbsCl+BsSx)/ 3.4.3.0 / 2Perc:[Timpani.Drum Kit] / Hrp.Pno.Synth.Guitar.Vocal/Vn1.Vn2.Va.Clo.Cb

♫ The Way You Look Tonight

From the Michael Feinstein collection

Music by Jerome Kern, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields

Orchestrated by Bill Elliot

KEY: D Major modulating to E-flat Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 3,0,2(II.=BsCl).0 / 2,0,0,0 / Perc:[Shaker, Mark Tree, Bongos] / Guitar, Rhythm Bass, Drum Kit / Vocal / 8,6,7,6

♫ Till I Loved You

This song was a Top 40 hit in the Billboard Hot 100 when Barbra Streisand recorded it with then-boyfriend Don Johnson. We have the original version as sung by Placido Domingo and Dionne Warwick on the concept recording Goya … a Life in Song. This is the same song as listed on the “Maury Yeston Collection” page of this website.

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Orchestration by Doug Besterman

INSTRUMENTATION: Soprano Sax, Baritone Sax doubles on Clarinet, Trumpet, Cello, Piano, Banjo, Bass, Drums

♫ Where Do You Start?

From the Michael Feinstein collection

Music by Johnny Mandel, Lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman

Arranged and Orchestrated by Johnny Mandel

KEY: C-to-F-to-C-to-D

INSTRUMENTATION: 3.0.3(3=BsCl).1/4.0.0.0/Perc(5)(Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Song Bells, High Bell Tree, Wind Chimes).Hrp.Pno.Guitar.Rhythm Bass.Drum Kit.Vocal/17.0.7.6

♫ With You I'm Born Again

From the movie Fast Break.

Music by David Shire, Lyrics by Carol Connors

Orchestration by the composer

KEY: D minor to E-flat minor

INSTRUMENTATION: 3, 3 (III.=C.A.), 3, 3 (III.=Cbsn.) / 4, 4, 3, 1 / Drum Set, Timp. Perc:[Glock., Sus. Cym] / Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, E. Gtr, Fender Bass, Harp / Strings.

♫ You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To

This orchestration was created for the CD “John Barrowman Swings Cole Porter”

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: C Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Alto Sax, 1 Tenor Sax, 1 Bari Sax, 1 Horn, 3 Tpts, 3 Tbns, Kbd, Guitar, Perc: [Xylo, Timp], Drums, Strings

♫ You're There Too

From the musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater. This is the same song as listed on the “Maury Yeston Collection” page of this website.

Music and Lyrics by Maury Yeston

Orchestration by Doug Besterman

INSTRUMENTATION: Soprano Sax, Baritone Sax doubles on Clarinet, Trumpet, Cello, Piano, Banjo, Bass, Drums