Music4Schools/Swing Band Series

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  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life (Key: C)

    Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble Series From the album Talking Book, this ever-popular Stevie Wonder hit won a Grammy award for him in 1973. Beautifully arranged here for vocal solo (or tenor sax) with a few contemporary wrinkles, this is a great addition to any program. Learn More
  • White Christmas (Key: Bb)

    Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble Series You can't go wrong with one of the best holiday songs ever written. Roger's chart will bring out the best in your vocalist, and will bring smiles to your audience. Learn More
  • The Look of Love

    INSTRUMENTAL VERSION. 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 chart highlights different sections of the band and with plenty of dynamic variations it creates the ideal concert chart.  Ensemble playing throughout, with no solos. Learn More
  • Tequila

    Everybody knows it, and your students will want to play it! The simple chord progression is perfect for encouraging your inexperienced improvisers. Learn More
  • Somethin' stupid

    Robbie Williams Augmented Big Band Chart. This chart has been arranged by Cy Payne for full band, instead of acoustic guitar, etc as on the album. A medium easy grade has been adapted to make it suitable for school/student bands. Original duet vocal part. Key F. (All other charts in this series are as the recorded arrangements). Instrumentation: 5 saxes (AATTB), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm, 2 flutes, 2 Bb clarinets, violins I and II, viola, cello, vocal and full score. The string parts at no higher than UK Ass, Board Grade V level. Looking for more Music for Strings? Please see our String Orchestra section in "Arrangement Type" found on our home page. Learn More
  • Skyfall (Key: Cmi)

    Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble Series From the latest James Bond blockbuster motion picture Skyfall, pop superstar Adele hit the airwaves and charts with this powerful theme song that blends a soulful rock style with a hint of the signature Bond spy music. Here's a terrific setting for jazz ensemble that features either a tenor sax or vocal soloist. Learn More
  • Silence Is Golden

    The Tremeloes BIG BAND VOCAL CHART Learn More
  • Shaft (theme from)

    Big Band Instrumental. The funky disco groove 1970's film theme (featured on the album Dicso Classics) for full Big Band. A really effective but not difficult chart. Key G Learn More
  • Satin Doll

    BIG BAND INSTRUMENTAL. We have found that this standard is as popular as ever with student bands. Our arrangement includes the classic Ellington four bar piano introduction, with saxes then taking the lead. Written out solos for piano and trombone (cued on first tenor) and a dynamic full band ending. Top note low E for lead trumpet. Key Bb. NOTE: The sample MP3 is a live recording of our actual published chart. Learn More
  • Riders on the Storm

    The tempo of this recognizable rock tune by The Doors is 110 BPM with a written-out piano solo, accessible brass, and easy rhythms. You'll have a hit for any concert setting! (2:49) Learn More
  • Reunion Blues

    Milt Jackson recorded this classic jazz standard in 1971 with Oscar Peterson on an album by the same name, but over the years it been recorded by countless jazz artists. Set in a moderate straight 8th groove, this riff based blues tune is perfect for young players. Saxes are featured the first time through with answers provided by the brass. The solo section can be performed either as a trumpet section or by a single player. An easy ensemble tutti rounds things out in this attractive and well-written chart. Enjoy great flexibility with the Discovery Jazz series! Playable with 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, piano and drums; includes optional parts for flute, clarinet, F horn and tuba. Learn More
  • Respect

    Vocal Solo/Jazz Ensemble Series Put a little soul into your next concert with this classic recorded by Aretha Franklin. Great fun for the band and vocalist alike! Also includes a solo for tenor. Learn More
  • Oh Happy Day

    CONCERT BAND. The traditional gospel number in a very playable arrangement ideal for school / developing bands with section playing throughout and no solos. Learn More
  • Moondance

    This is the same version as Cat 2298 but scored for 2 Flutes, 2 Bb Clarinets, 3 Alto Saxes, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, 4 Trumpets, Optional Trombone and 4 rhythm. (See our Big Band Vocal section for Michael Buble's version). Learn More
  • Me And My Shadow

    An arrangement for School Swing Bands of the number featured by Robbie Williams on the Live At The Albert DVD. Scored for 2 Flutes, 2 Bb Clarinets, 3 Alto Saxes, Tenor and Bari Saxes, 4 Trumpets, optional Trombone and 4 rhythm.  Learn More
  • Let's Do It

    Classic Cole Porter! Although written in the 1920's this number still has great entertainment value. Anyone who has heard the "husky" Eartha Kitt version will never forget it. This Cy Payne chart is in a very playable arrangement for the usual big band line-up, plus optional 3 Bb clarinets, 3 flutes & horn in F. A full band intro gives a clear lead into the first vocal chorus in the same way as in all our Swing Band Vocal titles. The middle 16 bar instrumental passage starts with unison gently swinging saxes & clarinets, followed by answering phrases featuring all sections, finishing with a  final vocal chorus with the full band. No jazz solos. Learn More
  • Land Of Hope And Glory

    A full band arrangement with choir ideal for inclusion as part of a "Last Night of the Proms" or similar concert. As well as SATB choir parts we have included a vocal solo with range Bb - Db. Usual 8 brass, 5 saxes and 4 rhythm, plus 3 flutes, 3 Bb clarinets and horn in F. Learn More
  • Lady Marmalade

    Originally a hit for Patty LaBelle in the 70's this sizzling rock tune has been brought back for the movie “Moulin Rouge” newly recorded by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink. This one is hot! Learn More
  • Island in the Sun

    Bring the warmth of the Caribbean to your next concert with this very playable relaxed vocal number. Usual big band line up,plus optional 3 Flutes, 3 Bb Clarinets and Horn in F. This title is ideal for bands with very limited brass as the flutes and clarinets double up on the trumpets and trombones. Learn More
  • I Wanna Be Loved By You

    The great all time standard, arranged by Cy Payne and based on the 1949 recording by Marilyn Monroe from the film "Some Like It Hot". This full band chart is at medium easy level - just right for school or mixed ability ensembles. There are parts for synth. strings as well as piano (fully written out). There is also a written out 16 bar easy trumpet solo/optional ad lib. Learn More

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