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I Know Him So Well from 'Chess'

I Know Him So Well
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I Know Him So Well from ‘Chess’, arranged by Ian Macpherson as a duet for Trumpet & Euphonium, is now available for Concert Band. The song from the concept album and subsequent musical Chess by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeu, is a duet by two women – Svetlana, the Russian chess champion's estranged wife, and Florence, his mistress who express their bittersweet feelings for him and at seeing their relationships fall apart.

The duet was number one in the UK for four weeks in 1985 when released as a single by Elaine Page (as Florence) and Barbara Dickson (as Svetlana), who laid down their vocals separately and never met during the recording of the song, only for the video and subsequent performances on Top of the Pops and the European tours. Their recording remains in the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest selling UK Chart single ever by a female duo.

The much-anticipated duet between Susan Boyle and her idol Elaine Paige of “I know Him So Well’ was recently broadcast in the United Kingdom in December 2009. A classic that has stood the test of time and will make a great addition to your library.

Another great arrangement by Ian to keep your repertoire bang up to date!

ArrangerIan Macpherson
DurationCirca 4 mins 10 secs
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 2.5 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
InstrumentationSolo Bb Trumpet
Solo Euphonium
Flutes 1-2
Oboes 1-2
Bb Clarinets 1-2-3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophones 1-2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bassoons 1-2
Horns in F 1-2
Horns in F 3-4
Bb Trumpets 1-2-3
Trombones 1-2
Bass Trombone
Drum Set
Suspended Cymbals
Parts SuppliedFor a full list of parts supplied under our free postage scheme, please visit FAQ's.
Catalogue No.
Product Code: SM0312
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