Arrangements & Transcriptions

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  • 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: 4:23
    = 65
    as performed by the Beantown Swing Orchestra
    Instrumentation: Big Band
    Level: 4
    Notes: From the Beantown Swing Orchestra 2011 holiday album A Beantown Christmas, what starts as a traditional-sounding orchestral jazz arrangement of the Christmas classic warps into a Duke Ellington style R&B swinger. Reflective and introspective moments balance against soulful bluesy cries in this powerhouse arrangement that has a little something for everyone. Several trumpet mutes are needed, and the opening saxes include flute and clarinet doubles - FFCCA. Vocal range is Bb2 to F4
    Solos: Tenor2 (Clarinet), Tpt3
    Composer: Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight
    Arranger: Danny Fratina
    Year: 1847, 1855
    Arrangement Year: 2010
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Pop Jazz
    Vocal: Male
    $59.99
    SKU#1024
    Lead Tpt Eb6
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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