Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller - Performed by Performed by The Great Yorkshire Dance Orchestra.
Recorded by Les Harrison, Travis Coghill & Adam Campbell
Mixed & Mastered by Adam Campbell
I had the pleasure of assisting to record this and then mix and master the track for my portfolio.
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The Great Yorkshire Dance Orchestra are:
Dan Brunskill - Alto Saxophone
John Pearmain - Alto Saxophone
Laurie Covell - Tenor Saxophone
Mikey Sluman - Baritone Saxophone
James Booth - Trumpet 1
Matthew Jones - Trumpet 2
Peter New - Trombone
Laurence Mason - Banjo
Frank Ziko - Piano
Chris Dale - Sousaphone
Peter Redshaw - Drums
The Glenn Miller Orchestra had their own show ... "The Chesterfield Moonlight Serenade" Show... Here Glenn with vocalist Ray Eberle play a number of his famous songs. This was a live broadcast on Christmas Eve 1941, just 17 days after the start of WW II for the United States. Glenn Miller died when a plane transporting him across the English Channel disappeared in 1944. He entertained the troops overseas and his Orchestra continued to do so even after he went missing.
"Moonlight Serenade" was written by Glenn Miller as an instrumental for his orchestra in 1939. It can be heard in a great number of movies and television shows. I love the romanticism of the original arrangement as well as Miller's traditional statement of the melody - in the clarinet and tenor saxophone - with tight saxophone harmonies. I tried to stay true to the original feel in my version, and harmonized similarly using the accordion. The arrangement is minimal and the one solo - like the original - is really only a slight embellishment of the melody. It is a beautiful tune, and I hope you enjoy my rendition.