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  • 'S Wonderful

    BIG BAND INSTRUMENTAL. Originally arranged by Ray Conniff for the Shaw band and recorded in January 1945, this excellent chart works so well on many levels. It contains a fair number of innovative arrangement techniques: the opening unison Trombone riff, the Tenor doubling lead beneath the Trumpets, the Clarinet leading the Trumpets in the middle eight, a five-part combo in the middle and a great shift to full swing feel after Shaws' glorious solo work (which written out in full). Conniff has taken what is otherwise an arguably slightly dull tune and turned it into a masterpiece. This chart is a must for all Shaw lovers. Learn More
  • (Everybody's Waitin' for) The Man with the Bag (Key: A-flat)

    Composed in the '50s, this entertaining Christmas season tune has been recorded notably by Kay Star, and more recently the Brian Setzer Orchestra. A dynamic and swingin' addition to any holiday concert! Learn More
  • (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
  • 12th Street Rag

    BIG BAND. 12th Street Rag as you never imagined! It opens by imitating traffic along 12th Street, in a series of dissonant hoots before the band kicks in with the real intro. The chart uses a dixie band-in-band on three occasions, in a different historical jazz style - 20's, 40's and 60's. Interspersed with these are some blasting tutti passages. The whole piece goes through 5 modulations, building all the time. This is a very challenging chart in all sections. Also both Altos and Tenors double Clarinet, and the Bari doubles Alto for his solo (which can be played on Bari instead). Learn More
  • 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 Fine Romance

    Transcribed and adapted by Jon Harpin from the original Nelson Riddle chart, this chart is an out-and-out vocal feature, with no instrumental chorus. The backing lines from the band are solid and rhythmic, building from start to finish. We have removed the original string lines and re-scored them into the band, making the chart playable by a standard 5444 line-up. There are no sax doubles and the vocal key is F, modulating chromatically to end in G. The vocal part is notated "as sung" by Ella. Learn More
  • A Foggy Day

    This swinging studio orchestra arrangement was written by Billy Byers in May of 1970 for a concert that Sinatra gave at Royal Festival Hall in November of that same year. This is classic Sinatra/Byers - swinging reed figures and punchy brass with string support. We have included a synth part that may be used in the event that your ensemble doesn't have access to string players. This is not a difficult arrangement (except for the brass ranges) and would be fairly easy to work up for a concert. Also, we have included the vocal line as written by Byers. Key of D flat. Learn More
  • A Horse With No Name

    BIG BAND INSTRUMENTAL. This is a simple swing-feel chart with a very catchy melody and very modest ranges. A flexible solo section can be used for all players, any groupings, or an individual solo. 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 Shade Of Jade

    This arrangement features a lengthy solo for a tenor saxophone soloist. Included are open solo sections so that any number of soloists may be featured. In addition, while there was no guitarist used during the recording sessions, we have included a guitar part as Joe had done in his arrangements. These arrangements will require significant time to work them up, but they would be a amazing for any competition or festival! This has been edited and egraved directly from Joe's original scores and parts - this is not a transcription. 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
  • Act Your Age

    This hot Gordon Goodwin chart is now for the younger player. Slick and funky describes this very accessible arrangement. There are written solos for 1st alto (cued for 2nd alto) and a 1st trumpet solo cued in all four trumpet parts. Lead trumpet has a written A above the staff, but technically this chart is not difficult and will come together quickly to earn a spot in your programme. Learn More
  • Afternoon in Paris

    John Lewis (composer, pianist, and founder of the acclaimed Modern Jazz Quartet) penned Afternoon in Paris in the '50s and it has remained a jazz standard ever since. This nicely crafted version for younger bands opens with a small group on the head and drums on brushes. Solos for trumpet and tenor follow, along with full ensemble statements. Learn More
  • AH-LEU CHA

    Supersax was a Charlie Parker tribute band formed by Med Flory and Buddy Clark that debuted in 1972. Their music consisted of harmonized arrangements of Charlie Parkers music played by a saxophone section (2 altos, 2 tenors, and a baritone), rhythm section, and frequently a brass instrument (trombone or trumpet). Notable brass soloists that recorded with the group included Conte Candoli (trumpet), Frank Rosolino (trombone) and Carl Fontana (trombone). Here is Med Flory's arrangement of Ah-Leu-Cha as recorded by Supersax. Charlie Parker's original solo was transcribed in full by Med Flory and then harmonized to be played by a standard big band sax section (2 altos, 2 tenors and 1 baritone). This is a very difficult arrangement but well worth the workout. Med said that it took his band nearly a year to rehearse in advance of recording each of the Supersax records. Well, here's your chance to put your sax section to the test! Enjoy the workout! Learn More
  • Ain't that a kick in the head

    Robbie Williams Small Band Chart by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen, arranged by Shaun Byrne. Instrumentation: Alto, Tenor, Trombone, Trumpet, 4 rhythm vocal and score. Learn More

    Regular Price: £30.00

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  • Ain't that a kick in the head

    Robbie Williams Big Band Chart. Mid Tempo. As recorded by Robbie Williams. Key Eb. (Optional alternative Bb, Eb, and C bass clef instrumental solo parts included). From the album - Swing When You're Winning Learn More

    Regular Price: £37.00

    Special Price £31.45

  • Ain't That Right

    Elegantly transcribed by Jon Harpin from Basie's 1962 Verve album "On My Way and Shoutin' Again", this Neal Hefti chart has a real gospel feel to it, and swings like crazy from start to finish. The opening chorus is from the reeds, with Tenor 1 taking the lead line. The band closes out the melodic statement and Trumpet 2 picks up the solo work, backed by unison reeds. Being a Basie chart, it wouldn't be complete without a big shout chorus and this chart has two of them before things calm down by a re-statement of the intro and sax soli, all finished off with some excellent dynamic contrast from the band, a quick sax lick and final chords. There are no sax doubles. We would like to acknowledge Mr Paul Hefti for his kind assistance which has allowed us to bring this chart to you. 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

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