Posted on 2022-11-13
Tim Shorten Tim Shorten

Composition for Glenn (Moonlight Serenade)

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A few months ago, I once again watched James Stewart in the title role of The Glenn Miller Story. In the early 1940s, Miller was constantly striving to find the unique sound that he wanted for his orchestra, and in the movie, we see him filling pages of manuscript paper as he tries and tries to realise the elusive arrangement that will set his band apart from others. Eventually, as yet again he re-scores Moonlight Serenade (perhaps a little artistic license taken there!), he finally hits on the particular combination of clarinet and saxes which would characterise the ‘Glenn Miller Sound’, which in turn came to epitomise the era. Miller himself played trombone, but that instrument was too big for this intimate, close-up composition!

This is a Limited Edition giclee print from an original oil painting by Tim Shorten. Printed on high quality canvas, this is an edition of just 25 copies, registered with the Fine Art Trade Guild. The image size is approximately 40 x 40 cms. Each print is individually signed and numbered by the artist and includes a Certificate of Authenticity. The print will be supplied rolled in a tube.


  • Canvas


W 40 cms x H 40 cms x 0.05 cms


  • Realistic and photographic


  • Still Life


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