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  • Adagio

    CONCERT BAND. A full band setting of the slow movement from Mozart's clarinet concerto, K.622 Learn More
  • All By Myself

    BIG BAND ALTO SAX FEATURE. The Celine Dion ballad, originally recorded by Eric Carmen, in a full band instrumental version with a fully written out lyrical alto sax solo, with great phrasing, creating an ideal concert number. Learn More
  • Amazing Grace

    CONCERT BAND - BAGPIPES FEATURE. Something completely different for your next concert ! A full concert band arrangement.  Learn More
  • Any Old Time

    BIG BAND GIRL VOCAL - BILLIE HOLIDAY. This is one of those songs which are very worthwhile listening to on You Tube for the superb phrasing by Billie Holliday, even if you are not planning to buy the chart. This was one of Artie Shaw's biggest early hits.Recorded in 1938 with Billie Holiday and later on with Helen Forrest. It is a clarinet feature in addition to a vocal chart. It begins in F for a chorus and then modulates to C for the vocal part. The chart then goes to Ab for the last section. Shaw's clarinet parts are written out in full (on Alto1) as well as the 8-bar tenor solo. Chord changes have been provided in the event that the players would rather improvise. It was originally written for 3 trumpets and 2 trombones, but it has been adapted for 8 brass. Also the baritone sax doubles on Alto for most of the arrangement. Learn More

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  • Auld Lang Syne

    CONCERT BAND. The traditional number in a full concert band setting featuring bagpipes . Learn More
  • Basie Boogie

    Basie Boogie is, as its name might suggest, an up-tempo Piano feature that swings from top to toe. Like many of Basie's charts, the arrangement evolved over time, but this version is from the original recording.We have written out the Piano part in full to include the licks & fills & the boogie-woogie left hand patterns, though your player can improvise from the chords if needs be. The band parts are not demanding, & fairly sparse, leaving the Pianist all the space needed to do his thing. A rare chartg & a real gem. There are no sax doubles. Learn More
  • Bedford Drive

    Bedford Drive has an altogether modern feel about it, with some interesting harmonic structures, particularly in the tutti passages. All of Shaw's solo sections are transcribed in full, & in parts they are fairly challenging, though your player can improvise from the chords if preferred. The Guitar solo is also transcribed, and cross-cued onto the Piano part in case you have no Guitar in your rhythm section. The brass ranges are moderate & there are no sax doubles. Duration 3'25".   Learn More
  • Bolero

    CONCERT BAND. From the opening pianissimo side drum rhythm this immediately recognizable composition follows the layout of Ravel's original version, but with the initial theme written for Alto Sax. A very playable Intermediate Level chart. Learn More
  • Boogie Stop Shuffle

    BIG BAND. CHARLIE MINGUS. The third track on the album Mingus Ah Um. This catchy riff based tune uses blues changes and you can make it as easy or as difficult as you like depending on the tempo you use ! Solos are for Sax, Piano and Drums. Learn More
  • Carioca

    This is one of Artie Shaw's most memorable charts, and simply a joy to play. Opening with a short 6 measure half time statement, the drums then double the tempo and away we go.  The arragement has great sectional interplay, plenty of plunger action in the brass, and several rousing shout choruses at the end, culminating in a final Clarinet flourish. The Shaw & Pastor solos (for Clarinet & Tenor) are written out in full, and there are no sax doubles. The reeds are scored for CAATT. Included is an extra Baritone part, making the section CAATB and giving you more flexibility in deciding which player takes the Clarinet solo line. Duration 3'10". Learn More
  • Cerezo Rosa (Cherry Pink)

    Cerezo Rosa, or Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White as it is otherwise known, is probably Perez Prado's most well known piece. In essence, it's a Trumpet solo with big band backing, & is instantly recognisable for the valved & lipped slur/scoop at the start of the soloists phrase. We have written the solo part for the 4th Trumpet. All of the rhythm parts are written out in full, though your Pianist & Guitarist are equally free to play their own interpretation from the chords provided. The lead Trumpet has to reach a high E once, & some high D's with an option to scream to high F.  No sax doubles. Learn More
  • Ciribiribin

    The solo Trumpet chart by which all others are measured. Though it can also be used as a solo vehicle for Clarinet or Soprano Sax instead. This transription is the 1939 classic in full, from the classically inspired intro, the Mediterranean waltz section, the little Baroque bridge, the Trumpet Cadenza and the fast swing second half.   Duration 2'30". Learn More
  • Clarinade

    Mel Powell wrote this piece for Benny Goodman. The chart is full of rich, flowing texture and has a superb harmonic structure, yet is still a thumping swing number. Aside from an 8 measure Piano solo the chart is an out and out Clarinet feature. However, it is not easy. Your Clarinet player will need to be very nimble figured to get it right, as playing in the keys of E and F# at 240 beats a minute is quite a challenge,and the band will need to be tight and have good intonation too. The arrangement is scored for 8 Brass and 5 reeds - Clarinet, Alto, 2 Tenors and Baritone. Tenor 1 doubles Clarinet.  Duration 2'40". Learn More
  • Cuba Buena Vista Club

    CONCERT BAND. Bring the vibrant Cuban dance rhythms to your next concert with this medley: Melao de Cana (Cha Cha), Dos Gardenias (Rhumba), El Cuarto and Buena Vista Social Club. In addition to the usual full Woodwind, Brass and Drum kit there are parts for Marimba, Congas & Cow Bell Agogo, plus Keyboard strings. This very effective chart is not difficult. There are very playable Trumpet & Trombone solos and ensemble / section writing elsewhere. Learn More
  • Cubano Be

    This ground-breaking arrangement was written by George Russell in 1947 for the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band. It was first recorded live at Carnegie Hall then recorded at one of the last sessions Dizzy Gillespie made for RCA Victor in 1947 (before another recording ban took place during most of 1948). The importance of Cubano Be (and its sister piece, Cubano Bop) is that it signaled to the music community that Afro-Cuban rhythms (and Latin influences in general) could be merged with jazz. Through these performances and recordings, Afro-Cuban arrangements found their way to the concert hall. In 1949 J.J. Robbins & Sons published a stock arrangement of this tune that was nearly identical to the arrangement from Dizzy's book. The only major difference was that the published version was for 3 trumpets instead of 4. We have recreated the 4th trumpet part. Learn More
  • Dewey Square

    Here is Med Flory's arrangement of 'Dewey Square' This arrangement features an original Charlie Parker solo transcribed in full by Med Flory, and harmonized to be played by a standard big band sax section (2 altos, 2 tenors and 1 baritone). This is not a transcription. The original, hand-written manuscript has been used to produce this arrangement. This has been published with the authorization of Med Flory. Learn More
  • EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE

    This arrangement by Oliver Nelson was recorded by the Jazz Interactions Orchestra in 1967, an ensemble led by pianist Billy Taylor. Set in a modal 9/8 groove (with two measures of 4/8 thrown in) this chart features a lengthy alto saxophone solo (played by Phil Woods on the recording) with nice backgrounds. Also featured is vibraphone. Oliver wrote this arrangement (and the others from this recording session) for two bass players (played by Ron Carter and George Duvivier). Throughout this particular arrangement one bass player is arco and the other is pizz. There are no instrument doubles. Learn More
  • Evening Star

    Benny Carter originally wrote this melody in 1960 for inclusion on his Further Definitions album (it was originally titled Blue Star). In 1992 he took the tune and created this big band arrangement as an alto sax feature. This is a fairly straight-forward arrangement that would be perfect for a less-experienced band to feature a guest soloist. There are no saxophone doubles. Learn More
  • Flamingo

    SWING BAND INSTRUMENTAL. This is one our specially written charts for student/amateur swing bands. In addition to the usual 8 Brass and 5 Saxes we have included optional Flutes, Clarinets and Horn in F. Very safe Brass ranges are adopted throughout. This great alto feature is based on the original hard driving Earl Bostic recording, with the fully written out solo part kept within a comfortable range suitable for a reasonably competent student/amateur player.  There are plenty of ensemble fills and backings, as well as an 8 bar full band section. Learn More
  • Flying Home

    Written by Benny Goodman and Lionel Hampton, this tune was a mainstay of the Goodman Sextet, featuring Charlie Christian. The version that we offer you here is transcribed from the Ted Heath album "Swing is King", recorded in 1968, and it swings really hard and fast from start to finish. Because of the tempo, the unison sax lines and the high range of the Trumpet solo we have graded the chart at the advanced level. The Trumpet solo is written on the fiirst part but cued on 2, 3 and 4. The same is true for the short 4 measure Trombone solo in the middle of the first chorus. The Piano solo in the intro is written out in full. Alto 1 is written on Soprano for the first chorus, though is equally effective played on Clarinet. Aside from this there are no other sax doubles. This chart is classic Ted Heath. Learn More

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