Don’t Look Back



G l a s g o w   H e r a l d
“The arrangers of the music have exploited the full beauty of a classical string ensemble using selections that are as diverse, for example, as Percy Grainger’s ‘Molly on the Shore’ and Johnny Mandel’s ‘ Don’t Look Back.’  The jazz musician and the classical player may be two entirely separate species but ...  they can clearly make beautiful music together.”
Allison Kerr, writing about the “Don’t Look Back” concert at the Edinburgh Festival, August 2006.
Don’t Look Back, A program of music for eleven chamber strings plus harp, triangle, rhythm section and Warren Vaché on cornet, interspersed with songs played by the jazz trio (rhythm section) alone.

Orchestration for chamber players from your ensemble

3 First Violin / 3 Second Violin / 2 Viola / 2 Cello / 1 Double Bass / 1 Harp / 1 Triangle and The Warren Vaché and jazz trio.

The Arrangers and the arrangements:
listen to the arrangements as they were played by the Scottish String Ensemble on the ‘Warren Vaché with the Scottish String Ensemble: Don’t Look Back’ CD.

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(Producer Arbors Records, and available from Amazon, Arbors Records, or iTunes.)

For the occasion, Bill Finegan,
“the dean of arranging,” at age 87 agreed
to do three arrangements, his first in ten years.

arranged by Bill Finegan
It Was Written in the Stars
Leo Robin, Harold Arlen
April in My Heart
Helen Meinard, Hoagy Carmichael
arranged by Bill Finegan 
My Mistress’ Eyes
Erich Korngold      
arranged by Warren Vaché
Valse Prismatique
James Chirillo
arranged by James Chirillo 
Johnny Carisi
arranged by Johnny Carisi
for Charlie Parker
I Fall in Love Too Easily
Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne
arranged by Warren Vaché 
My Love and I (from Apache)
David Raksin
arranged by Alan Barnes
On the Street Where You Live
Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe
arranged by James Chirillo 
Molly on the Shore
Percy Grainger
adapted by James Chirillo
from a Percy Grainger arrangement
Don’t Look Back
Kaye Dunham, Johny Mandel
arranged by Bill Finegan