Arrangements & Transcriptions

Items 7 to 12 of 36 total

  • Length: 3:11
    = 184
    as performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 4
    Notes: This standard Swing Era anthem shows off the reason why Benny Goodman hired Fletcher Henderson to turn his band's sound upside down, ushering in a new era of popular music. Solo space for several instruments, lots of tight ensemble work, and a roaring finish at the perfect dancing tempo makes this a quintessential piece in any big band's library! CAATT.
    Solos: Tpt3, Tpt4, Clarinet, Bone2
    Composer: Jelly Roll Morton
    Arranger: Fletcher Henderson
    Year: 1905
    Arrangement Year: 1935
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1010
    Lead Tpt Eb6
  • Length: 3:01
    = 235
    as performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 3
    Notes: Bugle Call Rag is an all out flag waver and was a major hit for Benny Goodman. Lots of solo space over this burning boogie-woogie/swing hybrid that has simple chords and riffs but swings hard. CAATT.
    Solos: Tpt3, Clarinet, Bone2, Tenor2
    Composer: Jack Pettis, Billy Meyers, Elmer Schoebel
    Arranger: Jimmy Mundy
    Year: 1922
    Arrangement Year: 1936
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1011
    Lead Tpt C6
  • Length: 3:06
    = 160
    as performed by the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 5
    Notes: This is a killer arrangement of an old Scottish song that is full of meat and potato ensemble work. Beware the aggressive brass solos though: Lead trumpet plays up to a high F by the end, but you'll need another trumpet soloist to pull off the Paul Webster fireworks and a lead trombonist to blast his way up to a HIGH F.
    Solos: Tenor2, Bone1, Tpt2
    Composer: Alicia Scott
    Arranger: Sy Oliver
    Year: 1834
    Arrangement Year: 1937
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1012
    Lead Tpt F6
  • Length: 2:58
    = 185
    as performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 4
    Notes: This wild piece starts out with a quoting of Mendelssohn's "Wedding March," but after two bars it's off to the races with tons of intricate riffs, solos, and a rowdy shout chorus at the end. Watch out for the lightening quick mute changing, which was standard practice in the 1930s. This piece makes a great wedding reception opener and many working bands using it now will open up the first solo section as a vamp to introduce a wedding party. CAATT.
    Solos: Clarinet, Tpt4
    Composer: Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler
    Arranger: Fletcher Henderson
    Year: 1932
    Arrangement Year: 1937
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1013
    Lead Tpt C6
  • Length: 2:42
    = 205
    as performed by the Artie Shaw Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 3
    Notes: Diga Diga Doo was a heavily covered tune in the 1920s and '30s, but Artie Shaw's version was one of the tightest. A hard swinging and nimble riff vehicle that has some room for solos as well, Diga is a great upbeat piece that isn't too tricky and has lots of fun moments! CAATT.
    Solos: Clarinet, Tenor1, Bone2
    Composer: James Frances McHugh (Dorothy Fields lyrics omitted)
    Arranger: Jerry Gray
    Year: 1928
    Arrangement Year: 1938
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1014
    Lead Tpt C6
  • Length: 2:48
    = 200
    as performed by the Lee Norman Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 2
    Notes: Also known as "The Big Apple Contest," this is a swing dancer staple and a must-have for any band that will ever play for swing dancers! After the famous simple intro a brass trio work plays off of a sax riff, and from there on it's simple burnin' riffs all the way home, with lots of great brass plunger work. Not much is known about this authorship behind this tune or even the band that played it, but you can read a little more about this very popular piece of dance music here: http://www.savoystyle.com/big_apple.html
    Solos: Tenor2, Bone2, Alto2, Tpt3, Tpt4
    Composer: Unknown
    Arranger: Unknown
    Year: 1938
    Arrangement Year: 1938
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1016
    Lead Tpt Eb5