Arrangements & Transcriptions

"Swinging in the Dell" (#1027)

Swinging in the Dell

  • Swinging in the Dell

"Swinging in the Dell"

as performed by Johnny Hodges
Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
Level: 2
Notes: One of the upbeat Hodges/Ellington pieces, this time a variation on old nursery rhyme The Farmer in the Dell. After a statement of the melody, it's all solos with background riffs until the melody comes back at the end. A very simple solo vehicle that's great for getting dancers on the floor! Note: The trombone part is a little high for a level 2, up to an Ab
Solos: Alto, Bone, Piano, Bari, Tpt
Composer: Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges
Arranger: Duke Ellington
Year: 1938
Arrangement Year: 1938
Length: 2:32
= 190
Style: Swing
Sub-Style: Swing Era
Vocal: No Vocals
Lead Tpt G5

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