And the Angels Sing, Ziggy Elman

And the Angels Sing, Ziggy Elman


Composed By: Ziggy Elman

arranged by Joshua Jacobson and Art Bailey

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Voicing: SATB


Language: English

Difficulty: moderate

Country: America

Solos: none

Instruments: piano (drum set, clarinet) or jazz band

Lyrics: Johnny Mercer

Publisher: Transcontinental

Year Composed/Published: 1938

Timing: 3:10

Tempo: moderate then fast

First Line: we meet and the angels sing

description: Ziggy Elman, trumpeter for Benny Goodman’s famous band, created this song out of an old klezmer wedding dance, “Der Shtiler Bulgar.” This arrangement follows Benny Goodman’s recording, starting with the swing setting, then moving back in time to the original klezmer tune. You’ll need a good soloist, either clarinet or trumpet. The first section can be performed as an a cappella excerpt.

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