It Was a Very Good Year

For soloist(s) and brass band
Ervin Drake, arr. Gavin Somerset
Pennine Music Publishing
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Composed by Ervin Drake, this bestselling hit for Frank Sinatra (and later, Robbie Williams) tells of the performer’s life as they reflect upon their past, aged 17 to being “in the autumn of my years”. Now, arranged for the first time for brass band, using the original orchestration from the Frank Sinatra version, this stunning work is available for bands to perform with either a single soloist, or, for added entertainment value, the years can be spread across various members of the band as several soloist parts are provided (both in B♭ and E♭). The piece will also work with a vocal soloist.

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