Help 1940 music/arrangements

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by IJK, May 6, 2004.

  1. IJK

    IJK Member

    Hi all

    can you help me I am looking for some good crowd pleasers written in the 1940'S or a arrangement of an 1940's piece

    look forward to response
  2. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    there is a Darrol Barry Arrangement " Keep Smiling through " white cliffs of Dover's a top arrangement ( Published by Studio I think )
    Dambusters....633 Squadron...Battle of Britain March ( Aces High )..
    On the Town ( Bernstien arr Ray Farr ) set in the 1940's
  3. bigcol

    bigcol Member

    Agreed - KST is a great arrangement and keeps the punters happy.
  4. satchmo shaz

    satchmo shaz Active Member

    ...... or any singalong stuff for something easier
    miller magic
    or the other miller arrangment
  5. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    "Somewhere over the rainbow" or "A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square". Any of the Glenn Miller pieces - preferably a straight transcription rather than a disjointed compilation though.
  6. Di

    Di Active Member

    Just being nosey .....

    Is this a special request to play music for that era or have you fallen into the trap of "we're playing for the over 50's, we need some old music for the old dears...!"? :roll:
  7. Okiedokie of Oz

    Okiedokie of Oz Active Member

    A decade too late, I know, but we have a 50's sing-a-long sheet.......hate it like cats hate swimming!!!
  8. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    40's Music

    What about Whale Meet Again (sorry We'll Meet Again) Jack Peberdy arrangement of 80's TV Series
  9. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    There's a piece called "Fabulous 40's" it ain't band just simple medley of classic tune's of the era.
  10. ploughboy

    ploughboy Active Member

    Alot of Glen Miller stuff come's under the 40's banner too
  11. Valvecap

    Valvecap Member

    Hi - What about

    - American Patrol
    - Glenn Miller Selection (as previously said, your pretty safe with anything with Glenn Miller in the title
    - Pensylvania 6-5000 (cant remember the arranger off the top of me head...)

    Could you get away with stuff like Dam Busters, 633 Squadron?

  12. alanl58

    alanl58 Member

    What about:

    Sing With The Band No. 1
    Sing With The Band No. 2
    Sing Along With The Band No. 1
    Sing Along With The Band No. 2

    Then there is the march "1918" (Long Way toTiperrary, Who's Your Lady Frend etc).......

    Alan Lafferty
    Bude Metric Brass
    St Gennys Silver Band
  13. Hornblower RN

    Hornblower RN Member

    Flugel solo...I've got you under my skin. How about Harry James' trumpet blues and cantabile? :lol: :lol: I know why.....The folks who live on the hill.......all items arranged for brass band.
    The Battle of Britain march.....April in Paris and Laura arranged by Mark Freeh. Georgia as played by Maurice Murphy with Leyland. All flugel/cornet solos. The march Kohima...dedicated to those who fought in Burma 1939-45. Some of the above may originate in the 30's but nobody will complain I'm sure :lol:
  14. Mrs Fruity

    Mrs Fruity Member

    Our love is here to stay - flugel solo
    Any of the Rodgers and Hammerstein stuff, although I think that's early 50's