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  • (our) Love Is Here To Stay

    AUGMENTED BIG BAND GIRL VOCAL. Full strings included. Ella Fitzgerald recorded this arrangement on her Gershwin Songbook album of 1959. Featured is a solo for trumpet 2. We have included an optional synth part so that it may be played without the strings. This has been published directly from the original score and parts. Contents Full Score Vocal 2 Alto Saxophones 2 Tenor Saxophones Baritone Saxophone 4 Trumpets 4 Trombones (4th is Bass) 3 Violins Viola 3 Cello Guitar Piano Bass Drums Synthesizer (optional) Learn More
  • ABBA Mania

    ABBA BIG BAND GIRL VOCAL CHART. An Abba-Medley including - Super Trouper - Take a chance on me - Gimme Gimme Gimme - Voulez vous - Does your mother know - Mamma Mia Learn More
  • Anything Goes

    Here's Nelson Riddle's famous arrangement from Frank Sinatra's classic record 'Song for Swingin' Lovers,' recorded in 1956. The arrangement opens with the guitar playing a little syncopated figure and alto 1 on flute. Trombones are on cup mutes for the vocal entrance. Unlike other Riddle/Sinatra charts from this period, there isn't any instrumental section in this arrangement - there are vocals throughout. This isn't really that difficult of an arrangement, but just a really great showcase for your male vocalist. Alto 1 doubles on flute. Learn More
  • Blue Moon

    This swinging Nelson Riddle arrangement comes from Frank Sinatra's "Swingin' Session and More" record. In typical Riddle fashion, the chart begins with a memorable introduction and then the vocals enter with great rhythmic figures in the sax section and a familiar baritone sax line. Then the brass enter for the second A section and the chart really gets going. There is a tenor sax solo (over the first two A sections) that has been written out in full. The chord changes have been included as well in the event that your player wants to improvise instead. There are no sax doubles. Learn More
  • Blues For Pablo

    Originally written for Hal McKusick for inclusion on his Jazz Workshop LP recorded in 1956 for RCA Victor Records (this album also included Jambangle, which was later re-orchestrated and expanded for Evans' Big Stuff LP for Prestige Records). Evans mixes an idea in minor that has two influences (a theme from de Falla's ballet El Sombrero de Tres Picos and a Mexican folk song) with a blues in major, and the effect is pure Gil Evans. His treatment of this piece for Davis is identical in form to McKusick version, but is in a different key, and of course is set for a larger ensemble. Learn More

    Buster's Last Stand is one of the few fast swing pieces that the Thornhill band played. They recorded it for Columbia Records in 1942 shortly before a ban on recording was imposed by the music union, and it remained in the book when the Thornhill ensemble was re-formed in 1946. We have included optional 4th trumpet and 3rd trombone parts that are alternates for the two horn in F parts. But, you should only use them if you don"t have the horn players available. Both alto saxophones double clarinet. And, the 6th reed is an optional clarinet part. Learn More
  • Can't We Be Friends?

    BIG BAND VOCAL. Recorded in 1962 and featured on the record "Sammy Davis Jr. Sings What Kind of Fool Am I and Other Show Stoppers", this Marty Paich arrangement is simple but swinging. There are 8-bar solos for alto sax and trumpet 2. Both of the recorded solos have been written out (chord changes have been included for improvisation). There were no guitar or piano in the original recording; however, optional parts have been included for both instruments. The vocals begin in D flat and modulate to E flat towards the end. There are no sax doubles. Learn More
  • Cascades

    Thanks to an agreement with Oliver Nelson, Jr., this track and six other classic compositions are now available, edited using Nelson's original manuscripts. Nelson now joins the legendary names whose music is now available. With the lone exception of Teenie"s Blues, all are arranged for alto, tenor, and baritone saxophones, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums. Teenie"s Blues was originally arranged for only 2 altos, piano, bass, and drums. We have included parts for tenor, baritone, and trumpet. Learn More
  • Get Happy

    Arranged by Sammy Nestico for singer Helen O'Connell, this swinging arrangement was never recorded to the best of our knowledge. It was, however, performed live on the radio in 1970. This is not a transtription, the original manuscript was used. The chart begins with a great figure in the Basie tradition. Alto 1 doubles on clarinet. Learn More
  • Hey There

    BIG BAND GIRL VOCAL CHART. Here is a lovely vocal version of the famous standard as arranged by Hal Mooney and performed by Helen O'connell. There is nothing complicated about this arrangement - it is light and swinging, a great showcase for your vocalist. For added interest there are some brief arco bass passages. Learn More
  • I Just Found Out About Love

    VOCAL GROUP PLUS RHYTHM SECTION. This arrangement was inspired by Diane Schurr's recording with the Count Basie Band. The boys and girls are frequently grouped in unison lines which provides a great opportunity to teach swing and phrasing concepts. This is a quick learner. (recorded by Edmonds Community College Soundations, 1991). SATB with rhythm section. Learn More
  • I'm Getting Sentimental Over You

    Recorded by Helen O'Connell in the early 1950s. This is not a transcription, the original handwritten manuscript was used to produce this arrangement. The chart opens in Bb with the brass on cup mutes and played very straight(without vibrato). Towards the end it modulates to C. The brass ranges are moderate. This is a great chance to play a classic, swing era vocal arrangement from the pen of the master. Learn More
  • Just Friends

    Here's Rob McConnell's tour de force arrangement of "Just Friends" from his 1981 album "Big Band Jazz Vol.1". We have used the original manuscript for this arrangement - it is not a trancription. It moves along at 224 bpm and is really designed for the cream of the professional bands. In addition to the tempo, there is a long sax soli and ensemble sections without the rhythm section. The chart feature solos for tenor sax, trombone, trumpet and alto sax. The ranges are very high for trumpet and trombone. It is scored for 5 trumpets and 5 trombones but can be played by a lineup of 5/4/4/4. Learn More
  • Love Me or Leave Me

    This bluesy chart by Hal Mooney was arranged for Helen O'Connell to be recorded for Capital Records in 1951. However we believe it never happened. The chart opens with a 2-bar, minor blues vamp featuring a muted trumpet solo. From there the vocals enter in Bb minor(Db major). The middle of the arrangement features an 8-bar piano solo. There are no sax doubles. Learn More

    This arrangement was written and recorded in 1957 and appeared on the "Miles Ahead" album. This is pure brilliance by Evans. "Miles Ahead" was an album arranged as two suites of several songs each (for CD reissue, the entire album plays as one continuous piece). The held-over chord from "My Ship" should only be played if you perform these two pieces together. If "Miles Ahead" is performed by itself, begin on the melodic pick-up to bar 3. One of the great arranging discoveries made when Gil"s original manuscripts turned up in 1996 was the various woodwind combinations Evans used in these settings. As can be seen, "Miles Ahead" has three bass clarinets playing throughout most of this arrangement. As if that wasn't enough, he has all of them playing in unison at the highest part of their register (only Evans would ask for a bass clarinet to play a high F above the staff). Though it was not played on the master take, we have included the original piano part. Learn More
  • Our Love is Here to Stay

    Big Band Vocal - Frank Sinatra. This arrangement begins with a short piano intro (written out, but your pianist can improvise something comparable).The string parts have been scored into the band (mostly in the sax section). The ranges are modest. The chart features some nice harmon muted trumpet as solo and backing vocals. These solos have been fully written out for trumpet 2 as well as the chord changes should your player want to improvise something comparable. The vocals enter at measure 5 with the brass in cup mutes. Learn More
  • Poor Butterfly

    Big Band Vocal - Frank Sinatra. Here is another great Billy May arrangement from the Sinatra/Ellington album, recorded in 1967. This has been engraved from the original manuscript: this is not a transcription. Ranges are not an issue at all throughout this chart as trumpet 1 goes to C6 and trombone 1 goes to to G4 Learn More
  • Promenade

    Benny Carter still creating beautiful, swinging music at the age of eighty. Promenade was originally titled Take a Walk (the title on the parts). This is played at a comfortable 'walking' tempo. Please note the ensemble dynamics at letter A, but please do not overly exaggerate the crescendo. This should not be an sf. Ensemble balance is also important in the playing of this section of the suite. Learn More
  • Rolling Stones - 50 Years Medley

    Rolling Stones. Big Band Vocal. Featuring their all time great numbers: Start Me Up, Honky Tonk Woman, The Last Time and Let’s Spend The Night Together. Learn More

    There were a number of adaptations of classical pieces in the band's book; Arab Dance from The Nutcracker Suite was written in 1941 but recorded in 1946, and The Old Castle from Pictures at an Exhibition was recorded for radio transcription. Pieces by Schumann, Grieg and Brahms were also arranged for the band. This adaptation of the fifth dance (Andaluza) from Enrique Granados' 12 Dances Espanolas was probably written sometime in 1947 and was recorded for radio transcriptions in 1949. Very often recordings for radio were shorter than commercial recordings, and arrangements were routinely cut. The sole recording of Spanish Dance was not only cut but the score altered as well. This publication presents Evans' original version. Learn More

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