Opus No. 1

Opus No. 1

"Opus No. 1" is a popular song, composed in 1943 by Sy Oliver, with lyrics by Sid Garris. The tune is often titled Opus One, or Opus #1. It has become a standard song in the swing, jazz and big band repertoire.

The song was a big hit for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra in 1944.

Recorded versions

  • Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra (recorded November 14, 1944, released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-1608, with the flip side "I Dream of You (More than You Dream I Do)[1], re-released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-2008, with the flip side "Chicago"[2])
  • Ted Heath and his Orchestra, London 1945. Heath used Opus One as a second signature tune, and his band would open countless broadcasts and concerts with the tune for the next 20 years. Heath's staff arranger Johnny Keating wrote a new concert arrangement of Opus One in 1957 for the LP "Ted Heath Recalls The Fabulous Dorseys” on Decca. This arrangement also appears on the Decca LPs “Ted Heath 21st Anniversary Album” De LK 4903 LK 4224 and “Swing is King Volume 1” De LK 4911[3]
  • Gene Krupa and his orchestra (vocal: Anita O'Day; recorded August 21, 1945, released by Columbia Records as catalog number 37224, with the flip side "Valse Triste"[4])
  • The Mills Brothers (recorded September 17, 1954, released by Decca Records as catalog number 29496, with the flip side "Yes You Are"[5])


  1. ^ RCA Victor Records in the 20-1500 to 20-1999 series
  2. ^ RCA Victor Records in the 20-2000 to 20-2499 series
  3. ^ http://musicoftedheath.co.uk/Discography.htm
  4. ^ Columbia Records in the 37000 to 37499 series
  5. ^ Decca Records in the 29000 to 29499 series

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