Vera Lynn/Gracie Fields arrangements for band?

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by wagger-g, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. wagger-g

    wagger-g Member

    Hi everyone

    We have been requested to present a concert on a D-Day theme and I can't find any arrangements of the popular songs of Vera Lynn (surprising given the success of her recent CD!) or Gracie Fields in our library or the publishers catalogues. Can anyone point me in the right direction or possibly lend us suitable material?

    I think there used to be a selection of Gracie Fields songs arranged for band as I have a vague recollection of playing it when I was with the Rochdale (Wilson) Band and I think a very young Lisa Stansfield (Gracie was her aunt I think) sang some numbers in the Gracie Fields Theatre.

    Any advice most welcome:)
     
  2. bigcol

    bigcol Member

    Keep Smiling Through by Darrol Barry - White Cliffs, We'll Meet etc. Very good arrangement too.
     
  3. The Wherryman

    The Wherryman Active Member

    "Vera Lynn Forever" arr W. Hautvast.

    Includes : We'll Meet Again, White Cliffs of Dover, Now Is the Hour & From the Time You Said.
     
  4. StellaJohnson

    StellaJohnson Active Member

    Burbage have a "hand written" arrangement of Britain at war, not sure where we got it from.

    Starts with dambusters white cliffs of dover, couple of others (can't remember) and finish with we'll meet again
     
  5. Recently released...

    Bless ‘Em All
    Arr. Gavin Somerset

    Keeping spirits high during World War II was essential, and music played a huge part. Darrol Barry’s excellent arrangement ‘Keep Smiling Through’ has been pleasing audiences for years and can probably be found in most brass bands libraries across the country. This new release of popular war time songs including ‘Wish Me Luck, As You Wave Me Goodbye’, ‘We’re Going To Hang Out The Washing’, ‘Kiss Me Goodnight Sgt. Major’, ‘Good Morning’, ‘Bless ‘Em All’ and the highlight of the piece, the slow, hair raising middle movement ‘Apple Blossom Time’, is being released to coincide with the 70th Anniversary of the Battle Of Britain. All of these songs were sung as the London population camped out in the underground stations. This arrangement will get the feet tapping as audiences sing along to the lively pieces and then sends shivers down their spines with the gorgeous ‘Apple Blossom Time’ featuring in the middle of the medley. Whether in a remembrance concert, a gala or a bandstand in the park, this is a piece not to be missed and should belong in every bands library.

    Full score & parts: £22.95
    Direct Link - http://www.penninemusic.com/show_score_details.php?id=131&tf=B8.rtf
     
  6. fuzzyduck

    fuzzyduck New Member

    For Gracie Fields thers always Singalong No 1, Isle of Capri and Sally are 2 of the songs included.
     
  7. wagger-g

    wagger-g Member

    Many Thanks

    A big thanks to everyone who has taken the trouble to respond to my request. Your suggestions are really useful and appreciated. Problem solved
     
  8. Al

    Al Member

    and Now Is The Hour (Singalong No. 2?)
     

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