Take Me To The Moondance At Five

Original Themes by Paul Desmond and Van Morrison

Arranged for Jazz Band by Shawn W. Davern

Year: 1959/1970/2014

Duration: 4:30

Difficulty: Advanced


Original music by Paul Desmond, released on the Dave Brubeck 

Quartet's legendary 1959 album Time Out, and by Van Morrison, 

released on his 1970 album Moondance.

World Premiere in May 2017 
by the Foxborough High School Jazz
 Ensemble. Stephen Massey, Director

Program Notes

Take Me To The Moondance At Five is a musical mash up of two of my favorite tracks of all time, Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet and Moondance by Van Morrison. The concept for this arrangement came about due to the song’s similar chord progressions on the verse. A majority of the chart centers in 5/4 time and it features the saxophone section, paying homage to the great saxophone playing that takes place on both original tracks.
Foxborough High School Jazz Ensemble, Stephen C. Massey, Director, May 7th, 2017, Pops 2017
Original song by Van Morrison, 1982
Original tune by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, 1959
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