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: 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: 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: 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
  • 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: 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