Arrangements & Transcriptions

Items 1 to 6 of 36 total

  • The Intimacy of the Blues
    Length: 4:00
    = 110
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 1
    Notes: The Intimacy of the Blues is notable not just for it's striking melody - this was one of the very last compositions ever written by longtime Ellington collaborator Billy Strayhorn. This medium tempo Eb blues is good for a band of any skill level, and a great historical addition to your book.
    Solos: Alto, Bone
    Composer: Billy Strayhorn
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1967
    Arrangement Year: 1967
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1034
    Lead Tpt Eb5
  • Length: 3:22
    = 120
    as performed by the Beantown Swing Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 4
    Notes: An original song off the 2011 Beantown Swing Orchestra album "A Beantown Christmas," I See Christmas is a love letter in a holiday setting with full Nelson Riddle-inspired ensemble work. The first vocal intro is in duet with piano, and after that it swings hard all the way to the end! Vocal range is Bb2 to F4
    Solos: none
    Composer: Danny Fratina, Micha Goolsby
    Arranger: Danny Fratina
    Year: 2011
    Arrangement Year: 2011
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Pop Jazz
    Vocal: Male
    $59.99
    SKU#1039
    Lead Tpt Eb6
  • Length: 2:15
    = 121
    as performed by the Benny Goodman Orchestra w/ Peggy Lee
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 2
    Notes: The lead trumpet part here is tough for a 2 but overall this is an easy grooving arrangement that is one of the few swing era vocal charts to feature the singer fully throughout the form. Peggy Lee's cool performance on this recording brought the tune to a new height, with a swinging even-tempered arrangement to contrast and support her. The lead trumpet part here is almost a 3, but otherwise this is a solid 2. A fair warning, Cole Porter's original lyrics - heard in the recording but edited in the lyric page you will get - are very dated and he himself later apologized for not realizing that the language was insensitive. He later changed them to what you'll see in the lyric page. Vocal range is Bb3 to A4/C5.
    Solos: None
    Composer: Cole Porter
    Arranger: Mel Powell
    Year: 1928
    Arrangement Year: 1941
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: Female
    $59.99
    SKU#1020
    Lead Tpt D6
  • Length: 2:39
    = 124
    as performed by the Beantown Swing Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 4
    Notes: An original song off the 2011 Beantown Swing Orchestra album "A Beantown Christmas," Christmas Land is a light-hearted, swinging tune about the magical world of fun and happiness where all things Christmas are created. There are several solo spaces for trumpet and some great swinging ensemble parts reminiscent of Nelson Riddle's work for Frank Sinatra. This is slightly easy for a level 4. The vocal range is Gb3 to Db5 (optional).
    Solos: Tpt3
    Composer: Danny Fratina, Micha Goolsby
    Arranger: Danny Fratina
    Year: 2011
    Arrangement Year: 2011
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Pop Jazz
    Vocal: Female
    $59.99
    SKU#1036
    Lead Tpt Eb6
  • Skunk Hollow Blues
    Length: 2:36
    = 125
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 2
    Notes: Skunk Hollow Blues is a very laid back colorful blues and a fantastic rare gem of the swing era. The intro and head features plungered trumpet on one line, bari and bone on another, and the alto on a third melody, a rare true 3-part counterpoint! Riffs and triadic voicings back up a couple of solos, leading to an ending chorus full of new material, half of which sounds like the head and half of which is full of creeping chromatic motion full of dynamics. The trombone part has very little rest and high Bbs near the end, making this tough for level 2. A must-have!
    Solos: Tpt, Alto
    Composer: Johnny Hodges
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1030
    Lead Tpt Eb5
  • Length: 5:08
    = 126
    as performed by the Beantown Swing Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 4
    Notes: The Louis Prima classic mash-up is brought to life for full big band in this roaring tribute that the Beantown Swing Orchestra often closes their shows with. The full vocal performance is built in here, including room for wild band call and response near the end. Several solo spaces are provided, but watch out for the high notes in the trombone, they can be a killer! There is room for Keely Smith styled vocal harmonies as well. This one makes a fantastic rowdy closer to your show, but no matter where you put it, it's always a crowd-pleaser! Vocal range is Eb3 to Eb4.
    Solos: Tenor2, Bone1
    Composer: Leonello Casucci, Julius Brammer, Irving Caesar, Spencer Williams, Roger Graham
    Arranger: Danny Fratina
    Year: 1915, 1928, 1929
    Arrangement Year: 2010
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Pop Jazz
    Vocal: Male
    $59.99
    SKU#1023
    Lead Tpt D6