Arrangements & Transcriptions

Items 19 to 24 of 36 total

  • Length: 2:45
    = 195
    as performed by the Chick Webb Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 2
    Notes: As standard dance repertoire, Lindyhopper's Delight is a catchy riff tune with a startlingly modern middle chorus that features some relatively harsh sax harmonies flanked by thickly-voiced plunger-supported brass hits. The final chorus is a raucous one, even though the brass are in full octave unison on a concert Bb! This is a great tune for any library though, and a good, albeit sometimes tricky, introduction to plungers for younger brass players. CAATT.
    Solos: Tpt4, Bone2, Tenor1, Clarinet
    Composer: Teddy McRae, Eddie Barefield
    Arranger: Teddy McRae
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1017
    Lead Tpt A5
  • 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: 2:45
    = 184
    as performed by the Cab Calloway Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 3
    Notes: Written for Cab Calloway's band, Dizzy Gillespie's first big band composition features a great melody for a trio and many hints of modern bebop and afro-cuban music that would later be his trademark. Alto 1 doubles on clarinet.
    Solos: Tpt3
    Composer: Dizzy Gillespie
    Arranger: Dizzy Gillespie
    Year: 1940
    Arrangement Year: 1940
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1006
    Lead Tpt C6
  • 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
  • Savoy Strut
    Length: 2:30
    = 160
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 3
    Notes: Savoy Strut is a major hidden gem from the swing era! Ellington starts the tune up with an unusually angular intro, which takes us to a winding but singable head. The soloists play over a beautiful and remarkable chord progression which also features some player-specific orchestration choices that take advantage of the unique sounds of his players. This is a fairly easy level 3. A must-have for any Ellington 7-piece ensemble!
    Solos: Alto, Tpt, Bone
    Composer: Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1029
    Lead Tpt E5
  • 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