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  • 920 Special

    Version taken from the 1960's & forms part of our Basie series ready for his Centenary in 2004. It features some great sectional work & interplay between Saxes & Trumpets throughout the chart. This chart features solo space for Alto, Trumpet & Tenor, plus we have written out Count Basie's piano solos & fills for you, though your pianist can always improvise from the chords. No sax doubles. Learn More
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

    Lovingly transcribed by Alan Glasscock from Miller's October 1940 New York recording originally arranged by Bill Finegan and sung by Ray Eberle, this lush chart is classic Miller, full of tonal colour and rich dynamics. The reeds are scored CAATT, with all saxes called upon to double Clarinets. Tenor 2 also has a short Bass Clarinet line underneath the Trombones, but this can be played as written on Tenor. The Tex Beneke solo is written out in full too.  The vocal key is Eb. Learn More
  • A-Tisket A-Tasket

    Big Band Girl Vocal . A-Tisket A-Tasket was a hit for Ella Fitzgerald during her time with the Chick Webb band, & remains one of her most memorable charts. Klaus Lessmann has produced a classy transcription of this chart & had adapted it for a full band line-up. Everything is here, including the band answer-back vocals. Both the sax & the brass sections get to have a go! All articulations are clearly marked & the vocal sheet is as per Ella's performance. Learn More
  • Accentuate the Positive

    BIG BAND GIRL VOCAL. This stunning Ella Fitzgerald chart is a classic.  The arreangement is as the original, except that we have simplified the sax lines behind the opening verse and made a small Trumpet voicing change in the second measure. Learn More
  • Aces and Faces

    As part of our expanding Basie series, we are delighted to offer you the very rarely heard Aces & Faces, a medium swing tempo chart from the Basie band of 1945, featuring the Trumpet section. There are ad-lib solos for Piano, Clarinet, Tenor 1 (cued on 2), Trumpet 2 (cued on 1,3 & 4) & Trombone 1 (cued on 2) too.  This chart will make a refreshing addition to any library, & it is very playable, provided you have soloists who can improvise! Lead Alto doubles Clarinet. Learn More
  • Adios

    A hauntingly beautiful number from the Glenn Miller book. Ours is a faithfull reproduction of the original arrangement, with correct Miller voiced Saxes throughout. Lead Trumpet takes the solo line, & lead Trombone has the muted middle solo. This chart is all about dynamics & blending of instruments, in order to achieve the right feel & expression. The notes are easy, but the band must be light. Sax doubles. Alto 1 on Clarinet throughout. Baritone - Alto   Learn More
  • After Supper

    BIG BAND INSTRUMENTAL. Another beautifully relaxed chart from the Basie Band, featured on the Atomic Mr Basie album.  It features Piano, Tenor & muted Trumpet solos & there are no sax doubles. The brass is muted throughout. Originally written for 7 brass, we have added an optional 4th Trombone part for completeness. The Bass Trombone is on the 3rd part. Listen to the original using the link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRvUbrq1Ag8 Learn More
  • Ain't We Got Fun

    BIG BAND GIRL VOCAL. Recorded by Doris Day with the Paul Weston orchestra, the original arrangement was by Paul Weston.  Our transcription closely mirrors the original, except that we have cued the Trombone section with the 4 voice backing group parts, making the chart playable by big band and female vocalist. Learn More
  • All Of Me

    This version is a transcription of Basie's perfomance from the "Sinatra at the Sands" album and it differs slightly from the great Billy Byers studio version of the chart. The chart must be taken at a laid-back pace and your band needs to observe the written dynamics and articulations in order to achive the right feel. Learn More
  • All the Cats Join In

    Benny Goodman recorded this chart as an instrumental feature, to which a vocal overlay was added before it became part of the soundtrack for Disney's 1946 Make Mine Music cartoon cinema release. It's a hot swing chart that features Clarinet, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet and Tenor, and it works equally well as a concert or swing dance chart. Aside from the Piano solos, all the others are written out in full "as played" by the BG orchestra. We have cross cued the Piano solo chords onto the Clarinet part, should you wish to make this number an extended Clarinet feature. The reeds are scored CAATT and we have augmented the brass up to 8 voices. Learn More
  • Alright, Okay, You Win

    This version is a very dancable bouncy shuffle that has a solid pulse. There is nothing complicated about the chart & it is a fine example of how to score an arrangment to feature your vocalist. There is also a great 8 bar bridge between the vocal choruses which gives a real kick to the middle of the arrangement.The Trombones are written for 3 Tenors & a Bass, though the Bass bone is in Tenor range. We have scored the vocal chart to reflect Joe Williams' performance. No Sax doubles. Learn More
  • Always True to You in My Fashion

    This song was written by Cole Porter for the musical Kiss Me Kate. Our arrangement is similar to that performed by the great Julie London. This chart moves along nicely, with a mix of two & four beat feel & is elegant in its simplicity. The band parts are very straightforward, there are no sax doubles & the brass ranges are moderate, making it playable by bands of all levels of ability. The vocal is a comfortable female alto key of F. If your singer likes songs that tell a story. Always True to You will be a winner. Learn More
  • Amapola

    This is the Benny Goodman version of Amapola, with Helen Forest taking the vocal. A delightful tune, well delivered, & of course with a Clarinet solo from the great man himself. This chart is as per the original version, & we have scored the Saxes AATT plus a Clarinet Solo part. The trick with this chart is not to play it too fast. It just chugs along & swings all the way.  Learn More
  • And The Angels Sing

    Another classic adapted from the Benny Goodman arrangement. In the original arrangement the vocal chorus led to a typical Goodman 'Yiddish' trumpet chorus. In our arrangement this is replaced by a more conventional trumpet solo chorus & 'middle 8', with the vocal returning to close the chorus. The ending is as per the original, with a trumpet solo feature leading the band to a rousing finale. Learn More
  • Angels

    Small Band Vocal. Instrumentation: Vocal, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone,4 Rhythm and Score. The MP3 sample is a recording of our published chart. Also available as a Big Band Vocal Learn More

    Regular Price: £30.00

    Special Price £27.00

  • Anvil Chorus

    Originally from Verdi's Il Trovatore, Anvil Chorus was a big hit for the Glenn Miller band, thanks to the fabulous arrangement by Gerry Gray. We have faithfully restored the original version here, complete with fully written out solos for Tenor & Trumpet. The Saxes are voiced AAATT throughout, as per the original & all dynamics are clearly marked. This chart is great in performance, & at 240 bpm you will need precision & nimble fingers to pull it off. Learn More
  • Apple Blossom Time

    ANDREW SISTERS BIG BAND GIRL VOCAL CHART. This arrangement of the Andrews Sisters version of Apple Blossom Time shows a more sentimental side of the trio's repertoire. Unusually, the chart is only scored for 3 voices, 4 Trombones & 4 Rhythm. There are no parts for Trumpets or Saxes, so it can be used as a showcase for your bone-section & singers. Faithfully transcribed by Alan Glasscock by referencing a number of recordings that the Sisters made, in order to achieve complete authenticity & accuracy. This number will sit well in any set, particularly as a late-night closer. Learn More
  • Apple Honey

    This version follows the form of the Woody Herman original, though the solo spaces less cluttered.  Because of the speed this chart is rated advanced. Learn More
  • At Last

    The Miller band had several version of this chart, & ours is drawn from the version in the film 'Orchestra Wives'. Whilst it is not the complete film version, with both male & female vocal, it has the same dramatic opening with Billy May's trumpet solo then into the Sax soli, followed by a Trombone soli in even time, accompanied by Piano obligato. Then follows the modulation into the vocal chorus (in the key of A) & final band flourish. There is no audio file here, but for those of you who know the film, the above description should tell you all you need to know!! Lead Alto in on Clarinet throughout, & Baritone doubles Alto. Learn More
  • At Sundown

    This is Artie Shaw's 1939 version of At Sundown, from the time when his first band was arguably at its height. The arrangement has been adapted from the original 3 Trumpet 3 Trombone line-up, to a regular 4 4 brass section, & the Reeds are scored for Clarinet, 2 Altos & 2 Tenors. We have written out Shaw's Clarinet solo in full along with the Tenor & Trumpet solos, but have left the Piano solo as an improvisation. All the soloists have the chords on their parts should they wish to do their own thing.  There are no Sax doubles. Learn More

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