Arrangements & Transcriptions

Items 13 to 18 of 36 total

  • Dancing On The Stars
    Length: 2:51
    = 185
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 2
    Notes: This catchy head arrangement features some nice counterpoint and solo backgrounds, and compared to a lot of the other pieces this band did around the time, has some harmony that is slightly more sophisticated. The tempo and higher trombone part (up to high Bb) puts this chart on the tougher side of level 2.
    Solos: Alto, Piano, Bone
    Composer: Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Irving Gordon
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1939
    Arrangement Year: 1939
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1028
    Lead Tpt E5
  • 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
  • Empty Ballroom Blues
    Length: 2:28
    = 190
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 3
    Notes: Another Hodges/Ellington piece with great big riffs and big solo sections! Watch out on this one, it's a level 3 because the bari and trombone parts are unusually high, and the speed is a little brisk. Otherwise it's almost a level 2. Soprano sax is in for alto on this one.
    Solos: Soprano, Bone, Tpt, Bari
    Composer: Duke Ellington, Cootie Williams
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1938
    Arrangement Year: 1938
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1026
    Lead Tpt A5
  • Swingin' on the Campus
    Length: 2:37
    = 195
    as performed by Johnny Hodges
    Instrumentation: Ellington 7-pc
    Level: 2
    Notes: In Swingin' on the Campus you are either playing a killin' riff for the head or you are soloing! This is a very simply constructed piece that only is a level 2 because of the relatively uptempo speed. Solo changes are variations on rhythm changes.
    Solos: Alto, Tpt
    Composer: Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges
    Arranger: Duke Ellington
    Year: 1937
    Arrangement Year: 1937
    Style: Swing
    Sub-Style: Swing Era
    Vocal: No Vocals
    $49.99
    SKU#1025
    Lead Tpt G5
  • 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: 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