Phantom of the Savoy

Music of Sally Greenaway

Step back to the 1940s, when the Savoy Ballroom was the beating heart of the swing music scene in Harlem: Phantom of the Savoy reimagines Andrew Lloyd-Webber's haunting theme from Phantom of the Opera with the signature swing-era energy made famous at the Savoy. Sadly, this legendary venue, which took up a full city block with its massive dance floor that could hold over 4,000 dancers, was demolished in 1959. But its vibrant musical history as the hottest venue for swing dancers and legendary bands, like Duke Ellington's and Count Basie's, comes alive with this crowd-pleasing chart, that is (of course!) suitable for swing dancers.

Category: Jazz: Trio, Large Ensemble, Big Band;
Instrumentation: Big Band: 2 Alto Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Bb Trumpets, 3 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Rhythm Section (Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drums). The solo passage features Tenor 1 and Guitar.
Year: 2014
Work duration: 4min
Difficulty/level: Grade 3

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