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In a Mellow Tone

Music by Duke Ellington

Originally Performed by Duke Ellington

"In a Mellow Tone", also known as "In a Mellotone", is a 1939 jazz standard composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics written by Milt Gabler. The song was based on the 1917 standard "Rose Room" by Art Hickman and Harry Williams. Howard Stern used a recording of this song (from Ellington's Blues in Orbit album) as the opening theme to The Howard Stern Show from 1987 to 1994.

    Release Date: 1939

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New York Voices : New York Voices Collection Vol 6 : SATB : Sheet Music

New York Voices : New York Voices Collection Vol 6

The introspective ballad, 'Prelude / Interlude' gives solo opportunities for all voices, and a short ensemble section. A beautiful change of pace for your ensemble. 'Giant Steps' is an exciting Darmon Meader arrangement of the Coltrane Classic. Great soli sections will provide a welcome challenge for the ambitious choir. This Darmon Meader arrangement of the Duke Ellington classic, 'In a Mellowtone' combines the Ellington Big Band, Basie Big Band and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross versions. The arrangement features vocalese section for solo male and female as well as intricate backgrounds for the ensemble. The song builds to a dynamic shout chorus based on the Frank Foster/CBO arrangement. 'Cottontail' is a smokin' be-bop chart. This one just cooks, cooks and cooks from beginning to end. SSATB

Songlist: Prelude / Interlude, Giant Steps, In a Mellow Tone, Cotton Tail

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by New York Voices | 9595b | Sheet Music | $13.95 | Some a cappella


Duke Ellington : Duke Ellington Anthology : Solo : 01 Songbook : 884088236328 : 1423436997 : 00313400

Duke Ellington : Duke Ellington Anthology

The most important composer in the history of jazz, the legendary Duke Ellington lead his band continuously for five decades. This collection features 52 of his most beloved songs, including: Caravan - Don't Get Around Much Anymore - I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good - I'm Just a Lucky So and So - It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) - Mood Indigo - Perdido - Satin Doll - Solitude - Take the A Train - and more.

Songlist: Day Dream, Drop Me Off In Harlem, East St. Louis Toodle-oo, Love You Madly, Ring Dem Bells, Black Butterfly, The Mooch, I Didn't Know About You, Cotton Tail, Passion Flower, Everything But You, Something To Live For, Azure, Solitude, Dancers In Love, In A Mellow Tone, The Single Petal Of A Rose, Warm Valley, I'm Gonna Go Fishin', Jump For Joy, Caravan, Just A Settin' And A Rockin', Duke's Place, What Am I Here For?, Brown Skin Gal In The Calico Gown, Black And Tan Fantasy, Boy Meets Horn, Chelsea Bridge, Prelude To A Kiss, Perdido, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20313b | Songbook | $22.95 | PVG


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In a Mellow Tone : SATB : Kirby Shaw : Duke Ellington : Duke Ellington : Songbook : 08744759 : 073999799767

Kirby Shaw : In a Mellow Tone

This arrangement of the great Duke Ellington standard is hot! Voices in octaves start the melody over a single bass line and gradually develop into an exciting big-band style shout chorus.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak (parts for Guitar, Bass and Drums) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Duke Ellington Performed By: Duke Ellington

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744759 | Showtrax CD Available


In a Mellow Tone : SAB : Kirby Shaw : Duke Ellington : Duke Ellington : Sheet Music : 08744760 : 073999459739

Kirby Shaw : In a Mellow Tone

This arrangement of the great Duke Ellington standard is hot! Voices in octaves start the melody over a single bass line and gradually develop into an exciting big-band style shout chorus.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak (parts for Guitar, Bass and Drums) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Duke Ellington Performed By: Duke Ellington

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744760 | Showtrax CD Available


In a Mellow Tone : SSA : Kirby Shaw : Duke Ellington : Duke Ellington : Sheet Music : 08744761 : 073999343557

Kirby Shaw : In a Mellow Tone

This arrangement of the great Duke Ellington standard is hot! Voices in octaves start the melody over a single bass line and gradually develop into an exciting big-band style shout chorus.Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, Instrumental Pak (parts for Guitar, Bass and Drums) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:15

Arranger: Kirby Shaw | Composer: Duke Ellington Performed By: Duke Ellington

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744761 | Showtrax CD Available

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