Les Brown

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  • Bizet Has His Day

    Made famous by the Les Brown Orchestra, this tune is one in a series of numbers where a classical theme is given the swing treatment. From a piano opening phrase, echoed by trombones, the lower Saxes enter with the fugue, the altos vary it, & trumpets are layered on top, to arrive at the full swing phrase. Solos for Alto 2, Trombone 2 & Piano. Lead alto doubles clarinet, Baritone doubles Alto. Learn More
  • Leap Frog

    One of the more famous tunes from the Les Brown Orchestra, Leap Frog is one of those charts that gets feet tapping & dancers dancing. It simply bounces from start to finish. Technically, this is a straightforward chart to perform, & we have written out the four sax cameo solos (one each for Alto 1 on Clari, Alto 2 & both Tenors) & also the drum part complete with the little fills & licks that help power the chart along. There are also two short ad lib drum solos, taken mostly on the snare. Learn More
  • Lover's Leap

    Following many requests we are pleased to offer Lover's Leap. It is an up-tempo, bouncy swing chart from the postwar Les Brown orchestra featuring Alto, Piano and a cameo solo from Trumpet in the shout chorus. The band is tightly scored, and the chart needs to be played with great precision to achieve the required feel. We have written in all of the articulations on the band parts to help you achieve the right result. The sax solo is written out on Alto 1 and cross-cued on Alto 2 (both parts have the chords too), should you wish to feature your unsung player a bit. The Piano solo is written out in full though your player can always improvise from the chords, if preferred. The final Trumpet flourish is scored onto the 3rd part. There are no sax doubles. Learn More
  • Mexican Hat Dance

    A quirky & fun chart to play. Everything is as per the original recording - the dixie trio; the piano solo written out; the tenor & trumpet solos are written as played. Abe Most's soaring 32 bar Clarinet improvisation is also transcribed note for note. The Altos & Tenors double Clarinets, & Baritone doubles Alto. The Tenor 2 Clarinet Double is not vital, & can be played on Tenor an octave up from written. Learn More
  • Nutcracker Suite

    This is a superb transcription of Frank Comstock's absolutely brilliant chart of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite written for the Les Brown band. It is seven and a half minutes of musical inspration, and definitely not for the faint-hearted. This is a very difficult chart which will require thorough familiarisation by your players in order to manage the many transitions of mood, feel and tempo that occur in the piece. Everything has been included, from the correctly voiced Clarinet quartet in the Allegro, the Guitar solo (also cued on Piano), the sax solo in the March (on Tenor 2) , the Piano solo in Sugar Plum, and all of the correct drum licks and rhythms that knit the arrangement together. Sax doubles are required - both Altos and Tenor 1 on Clarinet, Baritone on Bass Clarinet - as without them the chart just isn't right. If your band has the players and the skill to pull it off, this chart will bring the house down. Learn More

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