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Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra

(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song

Solo Vocal

Solo Soprano Sax


(If No Vocal)

1st Alto Sax

2nd Alto Sax

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Slowly q=80

Strumm ing my

pain

with his

fin

gers,

mf

Sing- ing my

life

with his words.

Kill - ing me soft


ly with his

song,

Kill - ing me soft

ly

with his

song,

Tell - ing my whole

life

with his

words,

Kill - ing me soft

ly

3

with his

song

mp

pp

pp

mp

2nd Tenor Sax

Bari Sax

2nd Trumpet

3rd Trumpet

4th Trumpet

1st Tenor Sax

1st Trumpet

Harmon Mute


mf

Harmon Mute
mf

2nd Trombone

3rd Trombone

1st Trombone

Bass Trombone

Guitar

Electric Bass
(Frettless Opt.)

Drums

"Dreamy"

Piano
(Synth Rhodes Opt.)

mp

mp

mp

Eb%

mp

Bbm9

Fm9

mp

mp

Cymbal wash - Mallets


(ad lib cymbal tinkles)

mp

Abmaj9

Cm9

Fm11

Fm%

Bb7

Em7b5

Eb%

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Dbmaj9

Abmaj9

mp

pp

mp

pp

Bb9/D Fm9

mp

pp

Gbmaj9

Gmaj9 Gbmaj9 Fm9


3

(Opt.) Violin 2

(Opt.) Violin 3

(Opt.) Violin 1

Voice

S. Sax.

A. Sax.

A. Sax.

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

14

Dim to nothing

T. Sax.

B. Sax.

Dim to nothing

T. Sax.

Dim to nothing

Dim to nothing

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Tbn.

Dim to nothing

Dim to nothing

B. Tbn.

Gtr.

Keyboard

Bass

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vln. 2

Fm7

mf

mf

Bbm9/F

mf


Solo

Dr.

Dim to nothing

Dim to nothing

Tbn.

(4)

Ebm7/Fm

Dim to nothing

Dim to nothing

Dim to nothing

Bbm7/F


(6)

Gm7(b9)

Cm7/F

(8)

Voice

S. Sax.

A. Sax.

22

A. Sax.

B. Sax.

Tpt.

a good

song

I heard

he

had

some

And

style,

so

came

to

see

him

to

lis


ten

for

while

And

there

he

was

a stran

ger

to

my

eyes,

boy

young

Soli

this

Soli

Tpt.

sang

Tpt.

he

mp

T. Sax.

heard

Tpt.

T. Sax.

mp

Soli

mf

Tbn.

Tbn.

Tbn.

B. Tbn.

Gtr.

Bbm9/F

Comp

Keyboard

Bass

Bbm9/F

Eb9

Comp

Eb9

Dr.

Soli

Abmaj9

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Bbm7

Dbmaj9

(4)

Eb9

Bbm7

Fm11

(6)

Bm7b5

Fm11

Bbm9

Bbm9

(8)

Eb11

Eb11

Bm7b5

mp

Eb9

Abmaj7

C7

(10)

C7

Abmaj7

(12)

Vln. 2

Vln. 2

Vln. 1

Voice

S. Sax.

34

with his fin


Strumm ing my pain

gers,

Sing ing my life

with his words.

A. Sax.

T. Sax.

T. Sax.

B. Sax.

A. Sax.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

mf


Open

mf

Open

mf

mf


B. Tbn.

Fm9

Bbm9

Tbn.

Tbn.

mf

mf

mf

mf

Gtr.

Keyboard

Bass

Fm9

Eb9

Bbm9

Eb9

Vln. 2



mf

Fm9

mf



Vln. 1
mf

Vln. 2
Dr.

Abmaj9

Abmaj9

(4)

(Brass)

Fm9

Bb7/D

Em7b5

Squeeze

Squeeze

Squeeze

Ebmaj9

Bb7/D

Em7b5

(6)

Ebmaj9

with his

words,

Kill - ing me soft

with his

song

ly

Dbmaj9



mf


mf

mf

mf

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Dbmaj7

Abmaj9

Gbmaj7

Dbmaj7

Fm9



Dm9b5 Gm9

Fm9

Dm9b5 Gm9

(10)

Cm7(b9)

Cm7(b9)

(8)

Gbmaj7

Squeeze

mf

life

mf

mf

Tell- ing my whole

mf

song,

Tbn.

with his

ly

Kill - ing me soft

song,

ly with his

Kill - ing me soft -

(12)

Voice

S. Sax.

A. Sax.

T. Sax.

T. Sax.

Tpt.

mf

mp

mp

Gtr.

Keyboard

Bass

Vln. 1

Vln. 2

Vln. 2

mf



mf

Fm7

mf

Bbm9/F

Dr.

mf

mp

mp

B. Tbn.

mf

mp

Tbn.

mp

Tbn.

mp

Tpt.

Tbn.

Tpt.

Tpt.

A. Sax.

B. Sax.

48

(4)

3


3


3
3

Ebm7/Fm

Bbm7/F

(6)

Cm7/F

Gm7(b9)

(8)

Voice

S. Sax.

A. Sax.

T. Sax.

T. Sax.

Tpt.

A. Sax.

B. Sax.

56

felt

all

flushed

with

fev

er

em - bar

mp

mp

the

crowd

- assed by

felt

he

found

mp

ters

and

read

one

out

mf

mf


mf

Tpt.

play if no strings

Tbn.

play if no strings

Tbn.

B. Tbn.

Gtr.

Keyboard

Bass

Bbm9/F

Bbm9/F

Dr.

Vln. 1

play if no strings

Eb9

Eb9

Abmaj9

Abmaj9

mp

Vln. 2

Vln. 2

mp

mp

Dbmaj9

Bbm7

Dbmaj9

Eb9

Eb9

(4)

Bbm7

Fm11

Fm11

(6)

mf

mf

but he

Play

Play mf

Play mf

Bbm9

Bbm9

Bm7b5

(8)

Eb11

Eb11

Abmaj7

mf

C7

C7

Abmaj7

C7(+9)

C7(+9)

(10)

mf

on

Play

right

Bm7b5

just kept

mf

ish

mf

would fin -

mf

mf

he

play if no strings

prayed that

Tbn.

loud.

Tpt.

Tpt.


each

mp

mp

my let -

(12)

Voice

S. Sax.

A. Sax.

T. Sax.



Strumm ing my

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Tbn.

Tbn.

B. Tbn.

Gtr.

Fm9

Keyboard

Bass

with his

Tpt.

pain

T. Sax.

Tpt.

A. Sax.

B. Sax.

68

fin

Fm9

Sing - ing my

Vln. 2

Bbm9

Bbm9

Eb9

Abmaj9


Gb13

Abmaj9

ly

with his

song,

Kill - ing me

mf

song,

Tell - ing my whole

life

mf

with his

with his

ly

words,

Kill - ing me

mf

Fm9

Fm9

mf

mf

mf

Bb7/D

(4)

Em7b5

Ebmaj9

Bb7/D

(6)

Dbmaj7

Em7b5

Ebmaj9

Abmaj9

Dbmaj7

Abmaj9

(8)

Dbmaj9

Gbmaj9

mf

mf

Gbmaj9

(10)

mf

Dbmaj9

song.

Open

mf

Straight Mute

mf

his

mf

With

ly

soft

soft

Gb13

soft

Kill - ing me

Eb9

To Straight Mute

Vln. 1

Vln. 2
Dr.

with his words.

life

gers,

(12)

Voice

S. Sax.

A. Sax.

80

B. Sax.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Bass

Fm7

Solo Gm7

Fm7/Gm

Cm7/G

Am7(b9)

mp

mp

mp

mf

mf

mf

mp

mp

mp

Bbm9/F

(4)

Ebm7/Fm

Bbm7/F


(6)

Gm7(b9)

Vln. 2

Vln. 2

Cm7/F

mf

Dm7/G

mp

Cm9/G

Dr.

Vln. 1

Tbn.

Keyboard

Gtr.

T. Sax.

B. Tbn.

T. Sax.

Tbn.

A. Sax.

Tpt.

(8)

Voice

S. Sax.

A. Sax.

88

T. Sax.

T. Sax.

Cm9

Fall both times

F9

Cm9

Fall both times

Fall both times

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Tbn.


Fall both times

Fall both times

Fall both times

Gtr.

Keyboard

Bass

Vln. 2

Vln. 2

Bbm9

Bbm9

Walk! Bbm9

Bb13

Eb9

Eb9

Eb7alt

C13

F7(#9#11)

Gm11

C#m7b5

C#m7b5

Cm11

F11

Bb9

Cm11

Bm7

Bm7

F11

D7(+9)

Bb9

2nd time only!

2nd time only!

mf

Bb13

Bb13

2nd time only!

mf

2nd time only!

mf

2nd time only!

mf

Ab13

Ab13

Ab13

Db7alt

Db7alt

Db7alt

(4)

Bb13

Eb7(#9#11)

Eb7(#9#11)

mp

mp

mp

Bm7b5

Eb7(#9#11)

mp

2nd time only!

(6)

Fm11

Fm11

Fm11

Bm7b5

Bm7b5

Bbm11

Bbm11

(8)

Bbm11

Eb11

Am7

Eb11

Eb11

Am7

Am7

(10)

Ab9

Ab9

Ab9

C7(+9)

C7(+9)

C7(+9)

(12)

D7(+9)

2nd time only!

Eb9

Gm11

F7(#9#11)

C13

2nd time only!

Fall both times

Dr.

Vln. 1

Eb7alt

Fall both times

B. Tbn.



Fall both times


Fall both times

Tbn.

F9

Fall both times

Tpt.

B. Sax.

Bb13

Fall both times

A. Sax.

Solos
- Tenor 1st Time
- Guitar 2nd Time

Voice

S. Sax.

A. Sax.

A. Sax.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Keyboard

Bass

Gm9

mf

mf

2nd time only!


mf

2nd time only!

F#m7b5

mf

F#m7b5

F13

F13

Em7b5

Fm9

Fm9

Dr.

Em7b5

Em7b5

Gm9

Eb13

Ab7#9

Gbmaj9

Ab7#9

Ab7#9

Eb13

Eb13

Abmaj9

Gm9

Bb7#9

Fm9

Abmaj9

Bb7#9

Tbn.

Gtr.

2nd time only!

Tbn.

B. Tbn.

Tpt.

2nd time only!



Tpt.

Gm9

T. Sax.

T. Sax.

B. Sax.

1.

100

Gbmaj9

Fm9

C7/E

Bb7/D

Bb7/D

Bm7b5

Bb7/D

Em7b5(b9)

Em9

Ebmaj9

Dm7b5(b9)

Am7b5

Dm7b5(b9)

Dm7b5(b9)

Dbmaj9

Dbmaj9

Ebmaj7

Abmaj9

Gm9

Gm9


PLay

PLay

Dm9

Dbmaj7

PLay

PLay

mf

PLay mf

PLay

Gbmaj9

Fm9

mf

mf

PLay

PLay

PLay

PLay

PLay

Dm9

Dbmaj7

Gbmaj9

Fm9

Fm9

(8)

Dm9

Dbmaj7

Gbmaj9

(10)

Em9b5

Ab7

Dm9b5

Gb7

Bm7

Dm9b5

Gb7

Bm7

Dm9b5

Gb7

Bm7

Vln. 2

Vln. 2

10

C#m7

Vln. 1

C#m7

PLay

Ab7

Em9b5

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Ebmaj7

Em9

Am7b5

Ebmaj9

Am7b5

(6)

Fm9

(4)

Em7b5(b9)

Bm7b5

Fm9

C7/E

Gbmaj9

Voice

S. Sax.

A. Sax.

112

2.

A. Sax.

T. Sax.

T. Sax.

B. Sax.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Tbn.

Gtr.

Keyboard

Bass

Solo w/distortion

Dr.

Vln. 1

Tbn.

B. Tbn.

mf

Bbm9/F

mf

Ebm7/Fm

(4)

Bbm7/F


(6)

Gm7(b9)

Cm7/F

(8)

Vln. 2

Vln. 2

11

Voice

S. Sax.

120

He sang

as

if

he

knew

me

in

all

my dark

des - pair

And then

he

looked

right

through me

as


if

was

n't

there.

But

he

just

kept

sing

ing,

Soli

A. Sax.

T. Sax.

T. Sax.

B. Sax.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Soli

mf

mp

Tbn.

Tbn.

Bbm9/F

Comp

Keyboard

Bass

Eb9

Eb9

Comp

Dr.

Vln. 1

Bbm9/F

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Abmaj9

Bbm7

Dbmaj9

(4)

Eb9

Bbm7

Fm11

Bm7b5

Eb9

(6)

Fm11

Bm7b5

Bbm9

(8)

Eb11

Bbm9

Eb11

Abmaj7

Abmaj7

(10)

Gtr.

B. Tbn.

To harmon - no stem

mp

Tbn.

Soli

strong.

Soli

and

clear

Sing- ing,

mp

on

A. Sax.

C7

C7(+9)

C7(+9)

C7

(12)

Vln. 2

Vln. 2

12

Voice

132


Strumm ing my

pain

with his

fin


S. Sax.

A. Sax.

A. Sax.

T. Sax.

T. Sax.

B. Sax.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tpt.

Tbn.

Tbn.

Tbn.

B. Tbn.

Gtr.

Keyboard

Fm9

Bass

Vln. 2

Bbm9

Bbm9

Eb9

Eb9

Abmaj9


Gb13

ly

with his

Kill - ing me

mf

Kill - ing me

words,

mf


mf

mf

Bb7/D

(4)

Em7b5

Ebmaj9

Ebmaj9

(6)

Dbmaj7

Dbmaj7

Em7b5

13

Abmaj9

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Dbmaj9

(8)

Gbmaj9

Gbmaj9

mf

mf

(10)

mf

mf

Bb7/D

song.

mf

his

mf

mf

with

ly

soft

with his

life

Tell - ing my whole

song,

with his

Harmon - no stem

Fm9

ly

mf

Fm9

soft

song,

Gb13

soft

Abmaj9

Kill - ing me

with his words.

Vln. 1

Vln. 2
Dr.

life

Fm9

Sing - ing my

gers,

(12)

Voice

S. Sax.

A. Sax.

T. Sax.

Tpt.

Tpt.

open - Gradually Fading away

Solo

Ebm7/Fm

Bbm7/F

Gm7(b9)

Gm7


Tpt.

Tbn.

Gm7

On Cue

Solo - accompany Vocal scat

On Cue

Cm9/G

B. Tbn.

Gtr.

Fm7

Keyboard

Bass

Dr.

Vln. 1

mf

On Cue

Cm7/G

Am7(b9)


mf


mf

Bbm9/F

Ebm7/Fm

Bbm7/F

Gm7(b9)

(4)

(6)

14

(8)

Am7(b9)

Gm7(b9)

Dm7/G

Gm9

Cm7/F

Gm9

Dm7/G

Fm9

Cm7/F

Cm7/F

Am7(b9)

On cue

mf

2.

Gm7(b9)

Dm7/G

On cue

Vln. 2

On cue

mf

Vln. 2

Fm7/Gm



mf

1st Time only

On Cue

1st Time only

Tbn.

1st Time only

1st Time only

Tbn.

1st Time only

1st Time only

Dm7/G

f 1st Time only

1st Time only

Am7(b9)

1st Time only

Cm7/G

1st Time only

Fm7/Gm

1st Time only

Cm9/G

Cm7/F

1st Time only

1.

Bbm9/F

Solo - scat

1st Time only

T. Sax.

Tpt.

A. Sax.

B. Sax.

144

(8)

Fm9

Fm9

Vocal

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Slowly q=80

Strumm ing my pain with his fin -

"Dreamy"

gers,

Sing ing my life

Bbm9

Fm9

mp

life

Abmaj9

Fm%

Kill ing me soft

Bb9/D Fm9 Bb7 Em7b5

Eb%

words,

Dbmaj9

Kill ing me soft

ly

Gbmaj9

ly

with his

Cm9


Fm11

Abmaj9

with his words.

song,

Eb%

Kill ing me soft - ly with his

with his

song,

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Tell ing my whole

with his song

Gmaj9 Gbmaj9 Fm9


3

Vocal

Killing me Softly

14

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

18

Bbm9/F

heard he

Comp

sang


a good

song

Eb9

mf

22



I heard he had

Abmaj9

some style,

Dbmaj9

Vocal

Killing me Softly

26


And so
I
came
to see him
to
lis - ten
for
a while


Bbm7

Eb9




And there he
was
this young boy

Eb11


Bm7b5

a stran - ger to

Abmaj7

Strumm ing my pain with his fin -

Fm9

gers,

Bbm9


Sing ing my life

38

Kill ing me soft - ly with his

Fm9

song,

Kill ing me soft

Bb7/D

Em7b5

Abmaj9

ly

Ebmaj9

eyes,

with his words.

Eb9

my

C7

34

30

Bbm9

Fm11

with his

song,

Dbmaj9

Tell ing my whole

Vocal

Killing me Softly

42

life

with

Abmaj9

with

48

his

Kill - ing

Fm9

Gbmaj7

ly

Gm9

Cm7(b9)

Dm9b5

soft

me

song

52

words,

Dbmaj7

his

45

Vocal

Killing me Softly

56

Bbm9/F

60

felt

all flushed

with fev - er

Eb9

felt

he

found

my let -

Bbm7

the crowd

Abmaj9

ters

Dbmaj9

Eb9

prayed that

he

would fin -

each

ish

Fm11

out

loud.


Bm7b5

but he just kept

Eb11

one

and read

64

Bbm9

em bar -assed by

right

Abmaj7

on

C7

C7(+9)

Vocal

Killing me Softly

68

Strumm ing my pain with his fin -

Fm9

gers,

Bbm9

Sing ing my life

72

Kill ing me soft - ly with his

Fm9

76

life

Abmaj9

song,

Bb7/D

with his

Kill ing me soft

words,

Dbmaj9

Em7b5

ly

Ebmaj9

ly

Gbmaj9

Abmaj9

Gb13

with his

Kill- ing me soft

with his words.

Eb9

song,

Dbmaj7

Tell ing my whole

With his

song.

Vocal

Killing me Softly

80

84

Solos
- Tenor 1st Time
- Guitar 2nd Time

Eb9



Bbm9

88

Ab13

Db7alt

Bb13

Vocal

Killing me Softly

93

Eb7(#9#11)

97

Eb11

100

Am7

Fm9

Fm11

Bbm11

Bm7b5

Ab9

Em7b5

Eb13

C7(+9)

Ab7#9

Gbmaj9

Fm9

Vocal

Killing me Softly

105

Bb7/D

110

Am7b5 Dm7b5(b9)

Dbmaj9

1.

Fm9



Dm9b5 Gb7

Dm9

Dbmaj7 Gbmaj9

2.

115

Bm7

mf

Vocal

Killing me Softly

120

He sang

Bbm9/F Comp

as

if


he knew me

Eb9

in all

Abmaj9

my dark

des pair

Dbmaj9

124

And then

Bbm7

he looked

right through me

Eb9

128

But he
just
kept
on sing ing,


Bbm9

as

Eb11

if

Fm11

Abmaj7

was - n't

there.

Bm7b5


Sing - ing,

clear

and strong.

C7

C7(+9)

Vocal

Killing me Softly

132

Strumm ing my pain with his fin -

Fm9

136

Sing ing my life

Bbm9

Eb9

Kill ing me soft - ly with his

song,

Fm9

140

life

Abmaj9

Em7b5

Bb7/D

with his

Kill ing me soft

words,

Dbmaj9

ly

ly

Gbmaj9

Abmaj9

Gb13

with his

Ebmaj9

Kill- ing me soft

with his words.

gers,

song,

Tell ing my whole

Dbmaj7

with his

song.

Vocal

Killing me Softly

open - Gradually Fading away

149

Bbm7/F

mf

1.

Gm7(b9)

2.

Gm7(b9)

Bbm9/F

Solo - scat

144

Cm7/F

Cm7/F

152

Ebm7/Fm

Fm9

Fm9

Solo Soprano Sax


(If No Vocal)

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Slowly q=80

mf

14

22

27

31

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Killing me Softly

Solo Soprano Sax


(If No Vocal)

34

39

48

56

68

73

76

61

65

43

Solo Soprano Sax


(If No Vocal)

Killing me Softly

80

Solos
- Tenor 1st Time
- Guitar 2nd Time
Cm9
F9

88

94

Bb13

Eb7alt

C13

Gm11

C#m7b5

Cm11

F11

Bm7

Gm9

F#m7b5

F13

Bb7#9 Abmaj9

F7(#9#11)

Bb9

D7(+9)


Gm9

C7/E

100

Bm7b5

Em7b5(b9)

106

Ebmaj9

1.
110

Gm9

Em9

Ab7

C#m7

120

125

129

Abmaj9

Em9b5

Ebmaj7

Solo Soprano Sax


(If No Vocal)

Killing me Softly

132

137

140

open - Gradually Fading away

144

1.
150 Am7(b9)

Cm9/G

Solo Gm7

Fm7/Gm

Cm7/G

Dm7/G

2.

Am7(b9)

Dm7/G

Gm9

1st Alto Sax

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Killing Me Softly With His Song

Slowly q=80

mp

pp

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)
14

Dim to nothing

22

34

mp

mf

43

48

Soli

mf

62

mf

mp

53

56

1st Alto Sax

Killing me Softly

68

73


mf

78

84

2nd time only!

105

110

1.

PLay

Fall both times

mf

Solos
- Tenor 1st Time
- Guitar 2nd Time

100

mp

88

2.

1st Alto Sax

Killing me Softly

120

Soli

mp

132

137


mf

142

1.

open - Gradually Fading away


1st Time only

2nd Alto Sax

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Killing Me Softly With His Song

Slowly q=80

14

pp

mp

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)
Dim to nothing

mf

43

48

22

34

53

56

62


mp



mf

mf

2nd Alto Sax

Killing me Softly

78

mf

81

Fall both times

100

2nd time only!


mf

105

mp

109

Solos
- Tenor 1st Time
- Guitar 2nd Time

88

68

1.


PLay

2.

2nd Alto Sax

Killing me Softly

114

mf

open - Gradually Fading away

1st Time only

132

142

1.

1st Tenor Sax

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Killing Me Softly With His Song

Slowly q=80

mp

pp

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)
14

22

34

Dim to nothing

mp

mf

53

56

62

mf

mp

mf

43

48

Soli

1st Tenor Sax

Killing me Softly

68

73

mf

76

Solo

80

Fm7/Gm

84

Solos
- Tenor 1st Time
- Guitar 2nd Time
Cm9
F9

Gm7

Cm7/G

Cm9/G

Am7(b9)

Dm7/G

88

Gm11

Bb13

Cm11

Eb7alt

F11

C13

Bm7

Bb9

F7(#9#11)

D7(+9)

94

C#m7b5

1st Tenor Sax

Killing me Softly

Gm9

F#m7b5

F13

Bb7#9 Abmaj9

Gm9

C7/E

100

106

Bm7b5

Em7b5(b9)

Ebmaj9

1.
110

120

Gm9

Soli

mp

C#m7

mf

1st Time only

open - Gradually Fading away 1.

Abmaj9

137

Ab7

Ebmaj7

Em9b5

132

142

Em9

2nd Tenor Sax

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Killing Me Softly With His Song

Slowly q=80

14

22

34

Dim to nothing

53

56

mp

pp



mf

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

43

48

62

mf

mp

mf

2nd Tenor Sax

Killing me Softly

68

72

80

mf

3
3

mp

Solos

- Tenor 1st Time

- Guitar 2nd Time

88

Fall both times

100

2nd time only!

mf

105

110

1.

PLay

2.

2nd Tenor Sax

Killing me Softly

120

open - Gradually Fading away

142

Time only
1st

3
3

mf

132

1.

Bari Sax

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Slowly q=80

14

pp

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

mp

22

34

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

48



mf

52

56


mp

62

mf

Bari Sax

Killing me Softly

68

72

80

84

mf

Solos
- Tenor 1st Time

- Guitar 2nd Time

88

Fall both times

mf

100

2nd time only!

105

110 1.

PLay

2.

Bari Sax

Killing me Softly

120

mf

open - Gradually Fading away

1st Time only

132

142

1.

1st Trumpet

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Slowly q=80

14

22

34

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

Squeeze

56

mf

mf

mp

40

52

48

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

1st Trumpet

Killing me Softly

68

72

Solos

100

mp

- Guitar 2nd Time

Fall both times

106

132

1.

1.

mf

On Cue

2.

PLay

1st Time only open - Gradually Fading away

144

136

mp

2nd time only!

111

149

mf

- Tenor 1st Time

88

80

2nd Trumpet

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Slowly q=80


14

22

34

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

Squeeze

48

52

mf

mf

68

72

mp

40

56


mf

2nd Trumpet

Killing me Softly

80

mp

Solos

- Tenor 1st Time

- Guitar 2nd Time

Fall both times

88

2nd time only!

100

106

136

1.

1.


mf

On Cue

2.

PLay

1st Time only

149

open - Gradually Fading away

144

111

132

mp

97

3rd Trumpet

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song

Slowly q=80

Harmon Mute


mf

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)
14

22

34

Dim to nothing

Squeeze

48

56

mf

mf

Open

mp

Soli

40

52

mf

3rd Trumpet

Killing me Softly

68

78

81

mf

mp

- Tenor 1st Time

- Guitar 2nd Time

Fall both times

100

106

120

Soli

mf

mp

2nd time only!

97

Solos

88

1.

PLay

To harmon - no stem

3rd Trumpet

Killing me Softly

132

Harmon - no stem

139

open - Gradually Fading away

144

Solo - accompany Vocal scat

1st Time only

Cm9/G

Gm7

Fm7/Gm

149 Cm7/G

1.

Am7(b9)

Dm7/G

2.

Am7(b9)

Dm7/G

Gm9

4th Trumpet

Killing Me Softly With His Song

Slowly q=80

Harmon Mute


mf

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)
14

22

34

Dim to nothing

Open

56

mf

mp

Squeeze

48

40

52

mf

4th Trumpet

Killing me Softly

68

To Straight Mute

80

f Solos

mp

- Tenor 1st Time

- Guitar 2nd Time

88

Fall both times

2nd time only!

100

106


1.

Open

mp

97

74

Straight Mute


PLay

4th Trumpet

Killing me Softly

112

132

mf

open - Gradually Fading away


1st Time only

149

136

144

2.

1.

On Cue

1st Trombone

Killing Me Softly With His Song

Slowly q=80

14

mp

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

34

mf

40

44

48

52

Soli

mp

22

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

mf

mp

1st Trombone

Killing me Softly

play if no strings

56

62

68

Play

Solos

- Tenor 1st Time


- Guitar 2nd Time

88

94

Fall both times

2nd time only!

mf

mf

78

mf

73


mf

1st Trombone

Killing me Softly

100

106

Soli

mp

132

only
1st Time

mf

On Cue

2.

1.

PLay

1.

open - Gradually Fading away

144

149

140

137

mf

2.

111

127

2nd Trombone

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Slowly q=80

mp

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)
14

Dim to nothing

34

52

44

mf

41

48

22

mf

mp

Killing me Softly

56

play if no strings

2nd Trombone

62

Play

mf

68

78

mf

Solos

mf

- Tenor 1st Time


- Guitar 2nd Time

88

94

Fall both times

2nd time only!

mf

2nd Trombone

Killing me Softly

100

106

111

2.

1.

PLay

mf

132

142

mf

open - Gradually Fading away


1st Time only

1.

3rd Trombone

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Slowly q=80

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)
14

Dim to nothing

34

mf

44

48

mf

mp

52

22

41

mp

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

3rd Trombone

Killing me Softly

play if no strings

56

62

Play

mf

68

78

Solos

mf


mf

- Tenor 1st Time


- Guitar 2nd Time

88

Fall both times

94

2nd time only!

mf

3rd Trombone

Killing me Softly

100

106

111

2.

1.

PLay

mf

132

142

mf

openTime- only
Gradually
1st

1.

Fading away

Bass Trombone

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Slowly q=80

mp

14

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

22

34

mf

41

44

mf




mf

48

52

Killing me Softly

56

play if no strings

Bass Trombone

62

Play


mf

68

3
3

mf
f

78

83

Solos



mf
f

- Tenor 1st Time


- Guitar 2nd Time

88

Fall both times

94

2nd time only!

mf

Bass Trombone

Killing me Softly

100

106

1.

PLay


mf

3
3

mf

open - Gradually Fading away

1st Time only

132

142

2.

111

120

1.

Guitar

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Slowly q=80

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)
Solo

Fm7

14

Ebm7/Fm

18

22

Comp Bbm9/F

Fm11

Eb11

31


Bbm7/F

Gm7(b9)

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Eb9


Cm7/F

Bbm7

Eb9

28

Bbm9/F

Abmaj7

Bm7b5

Bbm9

C7

34

Fm9

Bbm9

Ebmaj9

40

Gbmaj7

44

Eb9

Abmaj9

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Fm9

Fm9

Bb7/D

Em7b5

Dbmaj7



Dm9b5 Gm9

Cm7(b9)

Guitar

Killing me Softly

Fm7

48

52

56

Ebm7/Fm

Bbm9/F

Bbm7/F

Gm7(b9)

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9


Cm7/F

Bbm7

Eb9

Fm11

Eb11

65

Eb9

62

Bbm9/F

Abmaj7

Bm7b5

Bbm9

C7

C7(+9)

68

Fm9

Bbm9

Eb9

Abmaj9

Ebmaj9

Dbmaj7

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Bbm9/F

Gb13

Fm9

Bb7/D

Em7b5

Gbmaj9

74

Fm7

80

Ebm7/Fm

84

Bbm7/F

Gm7(b9)


Cm7/F

Guitar

Killing me Softly
Solos
- Tenor 1st Time


- Guitar 2nd Time

Bbm9

88

Eb9

Ab13

Db7alt

Bb13

Fm11

Bm7b5

Bbm11

Eb11

Am7

Fm9

Em7b5

Eb13

Ab7#9 Gbmaj9

Eb7(#9#11)

Ab9

C7(+9)

94

Fm9

Bb7/D

100

Am7b5 Dm7b5(b9)

Dbmaj9

Dm9

Dbmaj7 Gbmaj9

1.

Fm9

106

111

Dm9b5 Gb7

Ebm7/Fm

Bm7

Bbm7/F

2.

Bbm9/F

Solo w/distortion

Gm7(b9)

Cm7/F

116

Bbm9/FComp

Eb9

122

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Bbm7

Eb9

Fm11

Bm7b5

Guitar

Killing me Softly

Bbm9

128

132

Eb11

Abmaj7

C7

C7(+9)

Fm9

Bbm9

Eb9

Ebmaj9

Dbmaj7

Abmaj9

Abmaj9

Gb13

Dbmaj9

Fm9

Bb7/D

Em7b5

Gbmaj9

138

open - Gradually Fading away

144

Fm7

Bbm9/F

Ebm7/Fm

149

Bbm7/F

1.

Gm7(b9)

Cm7/F

2.

Gm7(b9)

Cm7/F

Fm9

Piano
(Synth Rhodes Opt.)

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Slowly q=80

"Dreamy"

Bbm9

Fm9

Eb% Abmaj9

14

mp

Dbmaj9

mf

18

Cm9

Fm11 Fm% Bb9/DFm9 Bb7 Em7b5

Gbmaj9

Gmaj9 Gbmaj9 Fm9

Abmaj9

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

Eb%

Piano
(Synth Rhodes Opt.)

Killing me Softly

22

Eb9

Bbm9/F Comp

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Bbm7

27

Eb9

30

Bbm9


34

Fm11

Eb11

Abmaj7

Bm7b5

C7

Fm9

40

Ebmaj9

Bbm9

44

Gbmaj7

Eb9

Dbmaj9

Abmaj9

Fm9

Abmaj9

Fm9

Bb7/D

Em7b5

Dbmaj7



Dm9b5 Gm9

Cm7(b9)

Piano
(Synth Rhodes Opt.)

Killing me Softly

48

52


Bbm9/F

Eb9

56

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Bbm7

61

Eb9

64

Bbm9

Fm11

Eb11

Bm7b5

Abmaj7

C7

C7(+9)

Piano
(Synth Rhodes Opt.)

Killing me Softly

68

Fm9

74

Bbm9

Eb9

Ebmaj9

Dbmaj7

Abmaj9

Gb13

Abmaj9

Fm9

Dbmaj9

Em7b5

Bb7/D

Gbmaj9

80

84

Piano
(Synth Rhodes Opt.)

Killing me Softly
Solos

- Tenor 1st Time

88

- Guitar 2nd Time

Bbm9

Eb9

Ab13

Db7alt

Bb13

93

Eb7(#9#11)

Fm11

Bbm11

Bm7b5

97

Eb11

Am7

100

Fm9

Em7b5

Ab9

Eb13

Ab7#9 Gbmaj9

C7(+9)

Fm9

Bb7/D

Piano
(Synth Rhodes Opt.)

Killing me Softly

1.

106

Am7b5 Dm7b5(b9)

Dbmaj9

111

Dm9b5

Gb7

115

Bm7

Dm9

Abmaj9

mf

Eb9

Fm9

120

Bbm9/F Comp

Dbmaj7 Gbmaj9

2.

Dbmaj9

Bbm7

125

Eb9

Fm11

Bm7b5

Piano
(Synth Rhodes Opt.)

Killing me Softly

128

Bbm9

132

Eb11

Abmaj7


C7

C7(+9)

Fm9

138

Bbm9

Ebmaj9

Eb9

Dbmaj7

Abmaj9

Fm9

Gb13

Abmaj9

Dbmaj9

Em7b5

Bb7/D

Gbmaj9

open - Gradually Fading away

144



150

1.

mf

2.

Fm9

Electric Bass
(Frettless Opt.)

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song

Slowly q=80

mp

10

14

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

mf

18

22

27

30

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Electric Bass
(Frettless Opt.)

Killing me Softly

34

39

43

48

52

56

61

64

Electric Bass
(Frettless Opt.)

Killing me Softly

68

73

77

80

Solos
- Tenor 1st Time
- Guitar 2nd Time

Walk! Bbm9

85

Ab13

Db7alt

Bb13

Eb7(#9#11)

Eb9

Fm11

90

Bbm11
Eb11
Am7
Ab9
C7(+9)

95

Bm7b5

Electric Bass
(Frettless Opt.)

Killing me Softly

Em7b5
Eb13
Ab7#9 Gbmaj9 Fm9
Bb7/D

100

Fm9

Am7b5 Dm7b5(b9)

106

Dbmaj9

Dm9

1.

Dbmaj7 Gbmaj9

Fm9

111

Dm9b5 Gb7

2.

Bm7

mf

116

120

125

128

Electric Bass
(Frettless Opt.)

Killing me Softly

132

137

140

mf

149

152

1.

2.

open - Gradually Fading away

144

Drums

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Slowly q=80

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Cymbal wash - Mallets

mp

(ad lib cymbal tinkles)

10

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

14


(4)

mf

18


(6)


(8)

(4)



22

27

31

(6)

(10)


(8)

(12)

Drums

Killing me Softly

(4) (Brass)




34

(8)
(10)


(6)

39

44


(12)

48

52


(6)

(4)


(8)

(4)



56

61

65

(6)

(10)


(8)

(12)

68

Drums

Killing me Softly

71

(4)

76


(6)


(10)

(12)

80

84


(6)


(8)


(4)


(8)

Solos
- Tenor 1st Time

(4)




- Guitar 2nd Time

88

(6)

93

97

(10)


(8)

(12)

Drums

Killing me Softly

100

(4)

(6)
(8)
(10)

105

2.

110 1.

115

(4)

(6)


(8)

(4)

120

125

129

(6)

(10)


(8)

(12)

Drums

Killing me Softly

132

137

(6)

141

144

(10)


(8)

(4)

(12)

open - Gradually Fading away

(4)

mf

(8)

149

(6)

1.

(8)

2.

(Opt.) Violin 1

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Slowly q=80

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

14

40

mf

56

mp

48

62

Dim to nothing

22

34

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

(Opt.) Violin 1

Killing me Softly

75

68

81

Solos

-Guitar 2nd Time

100

132

138

- Tenor 1st Time

88

1.

open - Gradually Fading away

On cue

144

mf

150

1.

2.

(Opt.) Violin 2

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Slowly q=80

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

22

14

Dim to nothing

34

mf

40

56

mp

48

62

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

(Opt.) Violin 2

Killing me Softly

75

68

81

Solos

- Guitar 2nd Time

100

132

138

1.

open - Gradually Fading away

On cue

- Tenor 1st Time

88

144

mf

150

1.

2.

(Opt.) Violin 3

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Slowly q=80

12/8 feel Funk


q=174 (swung quavers)

22

34

40

14

Dim to nothing

mf

56

mp

48

62

Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

Killing me Softly

68

75

(Opt.) Violin 3

81

Solos

- Guitar 2nd Time

- Tenor 1st Time

88

100

138

132

1.

open - Gradually Fading away

144

On cue

mf

150

1.

2.

Suggested Solo - Tenor Sax

Commissioned by the Toronto Starlight Orchestra


(www.starlightorchestra.ca)

Killing Me Softly With His Song


Fox/Gimbel
Arr. Matt Amy

q=174 (swung quavers)

Fm7/Gm

Dm7/G

Cm7/G

Solos
- Tenor 1st Time

- Guitar 2nd Time

Cm9/G



Gm7

12/8 feel Funk

Am7(b9)

Bb13

Eb7alt

F9

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