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ding dong ding (download only)

Ding Dong Ding (Download Only)

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what you get

  • Immediately download scores and parts
  • Instant access to any updates or corrections
  • Interview with pianist/composer Jim McNeely on Bob, Mel Lewis, and this music.
  • One downloadable page of Bob's original manuscript score, and one page from original part
  • Discussion with Ryan Truesdell on the details of preparing and editing this music
  • Bob's general thoughts on composition, rehearsal techniques and soloist suggestions (included in all offers)
  • Interviews with other musicians discussing Bob and his music (included in all offers)
   This project was completed on 7/29/2006    read more

"Ding Dong Ding" is, as Mel Lewis put it when he'd announce the tune on the bandstand, "Bob's version of a nursery rhyme." A great up-tempo tune, it has solo space for Soprano and Piano (unaccompanied), though it is possible to open up the soprano solo section to feature other members of the orchestra.

This work was included on the Mel Lewis and The Jazz Orchestra's recording, Bob Brookmeyer: Composer/Arranger, which was not only a pivotal recording in Bob's career, but from which every composition quickly became a staple in large ensemble repertoire. After years of being out of print (and before that, published with many mistakes), we are thrilled to finally make this chart available again, re-engraved and edited directly from Bob’s original manuscript score, and the original parts provided by the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. This is the first time in almost forty years that this music is available to be studied and performed as Bob originally conceived it.

Score and parts will be available as downloadable PDF files in your account immediately after purchase.