Most Requested Tunes: Live at Nauvoo [CD] - BYU Synthesis

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You asked for it, and Ray Smith and BYU’s big band Synthesis has
answered with this great collection of swing favorites from the likes of
Glenn Miller and Les Brown. Also included are swing treatments of Mr.
Rogers’ theme and the Sesame Street theme. The recordings were captured
during two weeks of performances in historic Nauvoo, IL.

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1. In the Mood [from the Glenn Miller band]
Joe Garland

2. They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Ira Gershwin and George Gershwin
arr. by Lennnie Niehaus

3. Moonlight Serenade
Glenn Miller

4. You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To
Cole Porter
arr. by Ella Fitzgerald and Roy Eldredge
adapted for big band by Lyle Durland

5. Salute to the Big Bands
arr. by Walt Stuart
• Jan Savitt: “720 in the Books”
• Glenn Miller: “Tuxedo Junction”
• Les Brown: “I’ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm”
• Benny Goodman: “Stompin’ at the Savoy”
• Glenn Miller: “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “Little Brown Jug,” “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”

6. We’ll Be Together Again
Carl Fischer and Frankie Laine
arr. Bob Florence

7. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (theme from Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood)
Fred Rogers
arr. Mike Tomaro

8. Tribute to Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington
arr. Sammy Nestico
• “In a Sentimental Mood”
• “Mood Indigo”
• “Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)”

9. American Patrol [from the Glenn Miller band]
F. W. Meacham

10. God Bless the Child
Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr.
arr. Sammy Nestico

11. Manhã de Carnaval (theme from Black Orpheus)
Luis Bonfa and Antonio Maria
arr. Eric Richards

12. Yesterdays
Jerome Kern
arr. Bill Holman

13. Sesame Street Theme
J. Raposo, J. Stone, and B. Hart
arr. Denis DiBlasio

14. Only You [from the Count Basie band]
Bob Florence

15. Sing, Sing, Sing [from the Benny Goodman band]
Louis Prima, transcribed for Synthesis by Ralph Laycock


Executive Producer: Ron Simpson

Producer: Ray Smith

Recorded by Jeff Carter on site at the Joseph Smith Auditorium, Nauvoo, IL

Mixed by Michael Chadbourne at the LDS Motion Picture Studio, Provo, UT

Mastered by Michael Maughan at the LDS Motion Picture Studio, Provo, UT

Tantara Records, a division of the Brigham Young University School of Music, is part of the College of Fine Arts and Communications.

Performance Credits

Ray Smith, director soprano saxophone and clarinet

Neesha Nelson, alto saxophone and clarinet

Skyler Murray, alto saxophone and clarinet

Ryan Lillywhite, tenor saxophone and clarinet

Chad Ostermiller, tenor saxophone and clarinet

Isaac Christensen, baritone saxophone

Evan Bateman, trumpet

Jeff Clark, trumpet

Sam Pettit, trumpet

Dorian Kinder, trumpet

BJ Cox, trumpet

Alisha Ard*, trombone and vocals

Steve Hunter, trombone

JD Lindsay, trombone

Richard Stacey, bass trombone

Brian Hall, piano

Kristen Bromley, guitar

Regan Brough, bass

Kevin Meyer, drums