Original Themes by Paul Desmond and Van Morrison
Arranged for Jazz Band by Shawn W. Davern
Foxborough High School Jazz Ensemble, 2017
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
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.
Van Morrison, 1982