I Say A Little Prayer - Big band arrangment

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Slidemo
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I Say A Little Prayer - Big band arrangment

Post by Slidemo » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:23 am

Hi all,

I'm programming a big band gig soon and would like to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin. I'd like to do "I say a little prayer" either as an instrumental or vocal. Other classic Aretha numbers would be equally appropriate though.

Scouring the internet hasn't come up with much unfortunately.

Any recommendations for arrangements would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,

Hamo
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Re: I Say A Little Prayer - Big band arrangment

Post by AndrewMeronek » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:02 pm

Sounds like an opportunity to contact Franklin's estate and get permission to write some arrangements.
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Re: I Say A Little Prayer - Big band arrangment

Post by Kingfan » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:37 pm

We picked a vocal arrangement of "You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman" from
https://www.bigbandcharts.net/. We haven't done it with our singer yet, but the band sight read our parts and we liked the arrangement. They also have "Respect".
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I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are still missing! :D
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Re: I Say A Little Prayer - Big band arrangment

Post by boneapart » Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:04 pm

Sent you a recommendation by email for a big-band arrangement of "Say a Little Prayer."
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Re: I Say A Little Prayer - Big band arrangment

Post by Slidemo » Thu Aug 30, 2018 3:04 am

This forum is awesome!

Thanks to everyone for their input, lots of avenues to search now!

Kind regards,

Hamo
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