Zing! Went The Strings Of My Heart - Brass Quintet

Brass Quintet

James F. Hanley 1892-1942
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Add a dash of 1930s panache and sophistication to your Brass Quintet repertoire with this snappy arrangement of a famous Hollywood tune.

This version was first arranged for the Pasadena Roof Orchestra in 1990. Since then it has had numerous performances and broadcasts.

"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" is a 1934 popular song with words and music by James F. Hanley. It was introduced by Hal Le Roy and Eunice Healey in the Broadway revue Thumbs Up! Probably the most notable recordings were made by Judy Garland (who sang it in the 1938 film Listen, Darling and recorded it for Decca Records in 1939) and by The Trammps (reaching #17 on the R&B chart in 1972). Other artists who have recorded this song include Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Brenda Lee, The Coasters, The Move, The Darts, Chet Baker, Les Paul and Rufus Wainwright (who recorded the song on a tribute album to Judy Garland). In 2011, a Bing Crosby radio version of the song was released on iTunes by the Crosby Estate. This was one of the first songs that Barbra Streisand ever recorded, in 1955 at Nola Recording Studios in New York when she was 13 years old.

Score ID
James F. Hanley 1892-1942
Year of arrangement
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Brass quintet
Jazz music

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