Arrangements & Transcriptions

Items 7 to 12 of 36 total

  • Length: 3:08
    = 135
    as performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 3
    Notes: This swingin' Bill Finegan arrangement of a traditional Russian folk shanty has some great ensemble work, several peaks, and a rare jazz canon for the brass! Some simple plunger work helps ground it in the swing era.
    Solos: Tpt 3, Tenor 1, Tpt 1
    Composer: Traditional
    Arranger: Bill Finegan
    Year: 1866
    Arrangement Year: 1941
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1004
    Lead Tpt Db6
  • Goin' Out the Back Way
    Length: 2:41
    = 155
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 1
    Notes: A well-rounded starter chart (especially for younger bands), this tune features a nice melody with every instrument in the comfortable zones of their ranges, simple backgrounds, cool chord changes, and a medium tempo. A couple of instruments that don't get too many solos have their space here as well. Slightly tricky for a level 1, but nothing crazy!
    Solos: Alto, Piano, Bari
    Composer: Johnny Hodges
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1941
    Arrangement Year: 1941
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1032
    Lead Tpt F5
  • Swinging in the Dell
    Length: 2:32
    = 190
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 2
    Notes: One of the upbeat Hodges/Ellington pieces, this time a variation on old nursery rhyme The Farmer in the Dell. After a statement of the melody, it's all solos with background riffs until the melody comes back at the end. A very simple solo vehicle that's great for getting dancers on the floor! Note: The trombone part is a little high for a level 2, up to an Ab
    Solos: Alto, Bone, Piano, Bari, Tpt
    Composer: Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1938
    Arrangement Year: 1938
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1027
    Lead Tpt G5
  • Length: 3:04
    = 155
    as performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 3
    Notes: Stan Kenton's early band came out of the swing era with dance charts like Eager Beaver, his first hit, but even here you can see the band trying to push the limits of swing and jazz. This piece has a lot of components that all work together, including lots of meaty low trombone notes, fanfare-ish trumpet lines, smooth swinging saxes, and even moments that feature the rhythm section. This is a little tricky for a 3 but not quite as intense as a 4. Note: This transcription is based mostly on two early 1943 recordings that have slight differences but are mostly identical.
    Solos: Tenor1, Piano
    Composer: Stan Kenton
    Arranger: Stan Kenton
    Year: 1943
    Arrangement Year: 1943
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $59.99
    SKU#1022
    Lead Tpt Db6
  • 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