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T's Waltz - PDF Download, by Erik Applegate Tale Of The Open Road - PDF Download, by Erik Applegate ...And Especially - Download PDF, by Erik Applegate

(8 Brass) In 4/4 despite the title, this is a hard-swinging, bluesy, audience-pleasing chart, similar in vibe to some of the music of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. It features tenor all the way through (the ³T¹ is Stanley Turrentine), playing over an infectious blues groove. The ensemble interjects brief melodic statements and adds backgrounds that build to a great climax. An accessible chart for high school players, but very satisfying for college and pro bands as well. Written for the Colorado Jazz Orchestra.

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Tale Of The Open Road (9 Brass) A sophisticated contemporary piece with creative architecture and orchestral colors, reminiscent of the Pat Metheny Group. A haunting chant-like melody played by solo piano and then joined by tenor continues to develop over a straight 3/4 (or 6/8) groove. This leads to a tenor solo beginning over a bass vamp that moves into the changes of the tune. A piano solo continues from the tenor solo and leads to a development section with a memorable melody. Commissioned by Gene Aitken for the 2008 UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival All-Stars, and recorded by UNC Jazz Lab Band I on their upcoming CD.

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...And Especially - (Level IV) Written for the great drummer Ronnie Bedford, this is a high-energy but medium-tempo hard bop swing chart, playable by advanced high school groups and well suited for colleges and pro bands. After the head and a memorable sax soli, there is solo space for drums and bass (the bass solo section, with medium-difficulty changes, can be opened up for any additional or alternate soloist). After the solos, there is a grooving shout chorus that builds to an exciting finish.
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Beyond Thursday - Download PDF, <em> by Will Campbell</em> Body and Soul - Instant Download<br>Jazz Ensemble<br><em>by Will Campbell</em> Olive Street - Instant Download<br>Jazz Ensemble<br><em>by Will Campbell</em>
Beyond Thursday - (Level IV) is an arrangement by Will Campbell on the original composition by Scott Wendholt, trumpet soloist with the Village Vanguard Orchestra. This progressive arrangement is in 6/4 meter and features solo trumpet, which is joined by tenor saxophone and trombone on the melody. There is a soli for the saxophone section and powerful tutti sections to contrast the improvised section for trumpet. The solo section may be extended, with backgrounds the last time through the form. (8 Brass)

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Body and Soul - (Level IV) This exciting chart features the lead alto and uses Coltrane’s substitute changes on this standard. There are also unaccompanied solis for the brass and saxophone sections. A mixed meter coda is used to simulate the original recording. A great chart to feature both the soloist and the ensemble. (8 Brass)

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Olive Street - (Level IV) features lead alto with well-complemented ensemble sections. The chord progression takes harmonic “left turns” to create an interesting tonal landscape. A saxophone soli is also included within an exciting shout chorus. This is a perfect chart for an ensemble looking for a modern chart within a comfortable tempo. (8 Brass)

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We Three Kings - Download PDF, <em> by Will Campbell</em> Fantasia On Kang Ding Love Song - Download PDF,<em> by Eric Richards</em> Erbil Street Samba - Download PDF, <em> by Eric Richards</em>



We Three Kings (Level III) This arrangement is a modern jazz interpretation of the holiday standard and would be an excellent addition to a concert of seasonal music. The chart begins with an open bass solo in G minor in the style of Jimmy Garrison. The melody is shared by a small group of horns in a modal style with advanced chord substitutions and is followed by solo space for trumpet (with backgrounds). After the shout chorus, the chart concludes with an open vamp for the trumpet soloist, followed by a brief chorale coda , (8 Brass)

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Fantasia On Kang Ding Love Song (Level IV) Written for the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Jazz Orchestra (Zhang, Xiaolou director) and premiered in concert under the direction of Gene Aitken on October 30, 2008. This new concert work for jazz orchestra is based on the theme of a traditional Chinese folk song. FANTASIA… explores several treatments of the theme, from chamber music to contemporary big band jazz. No woodwind doubles; optional solo alto flute part (cued into Alto Saxophone I). Alto saxophone section lead (no woodwind doubles).

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Erbil Street Samba (Level V) Commissioned for the 2008 UNC Greeley Jazz Festival Big Band by Gene Aitken. This exciting “street samba” is written in tribute to Gene’s work with jazz education outreach to the young musicians of Erbil, Iraq. The piece features Trumpet IV, Trombone II, and Guitar. No woodwind doubles (optional piccolo on Alto II). Soprano saxophone section lead.

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Samba For Sensei - Instant Download<br>Jazz Ensemble<br><em>by Eric Richards</em> The View From The Villa - Instant Download<br>Jazz Ensemble<br><em>by Eric Richards</em> What Child Is This - Instant Download 16 Copies<br>SATBB A Cappella<br><em>arr. by Yumiko Matsuoka</em>
Samba For Sensei (Level V) Commissioned for the 2006 UNC Greeley Jazz Festival Big Band by Gene Aitken.
This extended samba for big band is set in a variant of the infectious “Partido Alto” feel and makes a great opener or closer. Soprano saxophone section lead (no woodwind doubles). Features Trumpet IV and Trombone II.

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The View From The Villa (Level V) Commissioned for the 2007 UNC Greeley Jazz Festival Big Band by Gene Aitken.
THE VIEW FROM THE VILLA is based on a contemporary reworking of “Rhythm” changes set in a “calypso funk” groove (think “Son of St. Thomas”). The chart opens with an exciting unison ensemble soli and then features Trumpet IV and Trombone II. Soprano saxophone section lead (no woodwind doubles).

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(Level IV) What Child Is This A perennial Christmas favorite set to the tune of a traditional English folk song Greensleeves is now a spirited jazz waltz. The news of a new child travels through a winter's night with cold wind swirling in the air. Tension builds as the voices weave the question "Why lies He in such mean estate?" but eventually culminates in a joyous exclamation to welcome the savior. Written for Vox One. . SATBB a cappella.

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The Wexford Carol - Instant Download 16 Copies<br>SATTB A Cappella<br><em>arr. by Yumiko Matsuoka</em> Annie Laurie - Instant Download 16 Copies<br>SATTB A Cappella<br><em>arr. by Yumiko Matsuoka</em> Air On The G String - Instant Download 16 Copies<br>SATB A Capella<br><em>J.S. Bach, arr. by Yumiko Matsuoka</em>


(Level IV) The Wexford Carol One of the oldest Christmas carols from County Wexford in Ireland, it features a soprano solo throughout. Opens with a bed of chords to light up the darkness and welcome the pure voice that announces the savior's arrival. In the second and third verses there is some reharmonization to savor as it builds to the shepherds' encounter with the "Lord of Light." A quiet afterthought closes the tune. Written for Vox One. SATB a cappella.

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(Level IV) Annie Laurie – Paying homage to the beautiful Annie Laurie and Scotland, this arrangement evokes a bucolic landscape while featuring the baritone, soprano and tenor solos. Somewhat similar to Danny Boy, the arrangement starts off with the background lines weaving a little brook. In the second verse, different parts have some counter-lines that are their "solo" moments to be brought out. The song builds to its climax at measures 60 - 62, followed by a reflective moment of silence and the ending reminiscent of the intro. Written for Vox One. SATB a cappella.

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(Level IV) Air on the G String
The timeless J. S. Bach classic becomes a light and airy waltz! True to the original harmony, the background that supports the soprano melody is elegantly arpeggiated by the three lower parts. Originally written for Vox One as a demo for a Japanese TV jingle, the piece can be enjoyed by small or large ensemble. SATB a Capella.



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High and Dry - PDF Download 16 copies,<em> by Tsunenori  ''Lee'' ABE</em> Groovish - PDF Download (1 of 2),<em> by Steve Kovalcheck</em> Boogalues - Download PDF,<em> by Steve Kovalcheck</em>


Level IV, High and Dry. Tsunenori ''Lee'' ABE's take on the popular Radiohead hit. SATB

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Groovish - (Level III) is a bluesy medium swing chart, inspired by John Clayton’s writing. It is suitable for advanced high school bands as well as college and professional groups. It features solos for piano, guitar, and second tenor saxophone. These solos could easily be extended. Groovish includes a number of ensemble shout sections util-izing call and response between brass and winds. This chart also features a soli scored for trumpet 2, guitar, alto sax 2, tenor sax 1, and trombone 1. This is an exciting chart which combines the big band tradition with a few unexpected twists. (8 Brass)

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Boogalues - (Level IV) This is medium Boogaloo blues in the key of D, written as a guitar feature in the style of Wes Montgomery (melody in octaves). It is appropriate for strong high school bands, as well as college and professional groups. The two solo sections feature guitar and trumpet, but can easily be opened up for more improvisers. This chart provides a nice change of pace from the typical funky big band chart. (9 Brass)

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Hey Momma Blues - PDF Download (1 of 2) PDF,<em> by Steve Kovalcheck</em> Boogalues,<em> by Steve Kovalcheck</em> We Three Kings, <em> by Will Campbell</em>



(Level III) Hey Momma’ Blues - PDF Download is a medium swing blues, written to capture to essence of the 1950s Count Basie Orchestra, is appropriate for high school groups as well as college and professional bands. It features solos for piano, lead alto, and lead trombone. This chart could easily be opened up for extended solos. Hey Momma’ Blues includes a sax soli and contrast-ing ensemble shout sections which build to an exciting finish. (8 Brass)

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Boogalues - (Level IV) This is medium Boogaloo blues in the key of D, written as a guitar feature in the style of Wes Montgomery (melody in octaves). It is appropriate for strong high school bands, as well as college and professional groups. The two solo sections feature guitar and trumpet, but can easily be opened up for more improvisers. This chart provides a nice change of pace from the typical funky big band chart. (9 Brass)

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We Three Kings - (Level III) This arrangement is a modern jazz interpretation of the holiday standard and would be an excellent addition to a concert of seasonal music. The chart begins with an open bass solo in G minor in the style of Jimmy Garrison. The melody is shared by a small group of horns in a modal style with advanced chord substitutions and is followed by solo space for trumpet (with backgrounds). After the shout chorus, the chart concludes with an open vamp for the trumpet soloist, followed by a brief chorale coda. (8 Brass)

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What Child Is This<br>SATBB A Cappella<br><em>arr. by Yumiko Matsuoka</em> The Wexford Carol<br>SATTB A Cappella<br><em>arr. by Yumiko Matsuoka</em> Annie Laurie<br>SATTB A Cappella<br><em>arr. by Yumiko Matsuoka</em>
(Level IV) What Child Is This A perennial Christmas favorite set to the tune of a traditional English folk song Greensleeves is now a spirited jazz waltz. The news of a new child travels through a winter's night with cold wind swirling in the air. Tension builds as the voices weave the question "Why lies He in such mean estate?" but eventually culminates in a joyous exclamation to welcome the savior. Written for Vox One. . SATBB a cappella.

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(Level IV) The Wexford Carol One of the oldest Christmas carols from County Wexford in Ireland, it features a soprano solo throughout. Opens with a bed of chords to light up the darkness and welcome the pure voice that announces the savior's arrival. In the second and third verses there is some reharmonization to savor as it builds to the shepherds' encounter with the "Lord of Light." A quiet afterthought closes the tune. Written for Vox One. SATB a cappella.

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(Level IV) Annie Laurie – Paying homage to the beautiful Annie Laurie and Scotland, this arrangement evokes a bucolic landscape while featuring the baritone, soprano and tenor solos. Somewhat similar to Danny Boy, the arrangement starts off with the background lines weaving a little brook. In the second verse, different parts have some counter-lines that are their "solo" moments to be brought out. The song builds to its climax at measures 60 - 62, followed by a reflective moment of silence and the ending reminiscent of the intro. Written for Vox One. SATTB a cappella.

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High and Dry,<em> by Tsunenori  ''Lee'' ABE</em> Grass is Greener,<em> by Adam Bartczak</em> Blues for R.C.,<em> by Adam Bartczak</em>


Level IV, High and Dry. Tsunenori ''Lee'' ABE's take on the popular Radiohead hit. SATB

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(Level IV) Medium hip-hop. A vocal (alto) feature with solo opportunities for piano, guitar, and drums. This chart is hard-hitting and smooth at different times. The band and soloists are led through a series of musical textures that change shape, but are always grooving.
9 Brass w/ Vocals


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(Level IV) Medium swing. Written as a tribute to (and in the style of) a good friend and excellent pianist, Ronneka Cox. This chart features lead tenor and piano solos, as well as a short drum solo. Changes alternate between a harmonically rich textured "12-tone blues" and a straight-ahead minor blues. 9 Brass
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Blues For LK<br>Jazz Ensemble<br><em>by Dan Keberle</em> Irony Is Needed,<em>by Jose Bevia</em> T's Waltz, by Erik Applegate



(8 Brass) This medium "F" blues is written in a Count Basie Style and really swings! In addition to a very easy but memorable melody, there is and exciting shout chorus, and prior to the solo section, a very hip unison melodic soli for the entire band! It is a great opener for any concert and can feature solos by any band member. Lead Trumpet to written high "F" (with optional High "G").

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(8 Brass) This piece was the winner of the 2007 BMI Foundation Charlie Parker Composition Prize. It has been built on three themes that are announced in the introduction and manipulated throughout the composition. The arch form (intro, A, B, C, piano solo, C, B, A, coda) and tonal arrangement (centricity around D) have been inspired by the string quartets of Bela Bartok. This piece moves through Even 8th, Fast Swing and Latin time feels as well.

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(8 Brass) In 4/4 despite the title, this is a hard-swinging, bluesy, audience-pleasing chart, similar in vibe to some of the music of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. It features tenor all the way through (the ³T¹ is Stanley Turrentine), playing over an infectious blues groove. The ensemble interjects brief melodic statements and adds backgrounds that build to a great climax. An accessible chart for high school players, but very satisfying for college and pro bands as well. Written for the Colorado Jazz Orchestra.


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Tale Of The Open Road, by Erik Applegate ...And Especially, by Erik Applegate Erbil Street Samba, <em> by Eric Richards</em>
(9 Brass) A sophisticated contemporary piece with creative architecture and orchestral colors, reminiscent of the Pat Metheny Group. A haunting chant-like melody played by solo piano and then joined by tenor continues to develop over a straight 3/4 (or 6/8) groove. This leads to a tenor solo beginning over a bass vamp that moves into the changes of the tune. A piano solo continues from the tenor solo and leads to a development section with a memorable melody. Commissioned by Gene Aitken for the 2008 UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival All-Stars, and recorded by UNC Jazz Lab Band I on their upcoming CD.


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(Level IV) Written for the great drummer Ronnie Bedford, this is a high-energy but medium-tempo hard bop swing chart, playable by advanced high school groups and well suited for colleges and pro bands. After the head and a memorable sax soli, there is solo space for drums and bass (the bass solo section, with medium-difficulty changes, can be opened up for any additional or alternate soloist). After the solos, there is a grooving shout chorus that builds to an exciting finish.
Erbil Street Samba (Level V) Commissioned for the 2008 UNC Greeley Jazz Festival Big Band by Gene Aitken. This exciting “street samba” is written in tribute to Gene’s work with jazz education outreach to the young musicians of Erbil, Iraq. The piece features Trumpet IV, Trombone II, and Guitar. No woodwind doubles (optional piccolo on Alto II). Soprano saxophone section lead.

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Fantasia On Kang Ding Love Song,<em> by Eric Richards</em> Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most<br>Jazz Ensemble<br><em>by Alf Clausen</em> Lighthouse,<em> by Ryan Middagh</em>

Fantasia On Kang Ding Love Song (Level IV) Written for the Shanghai Conservatory of Music Jazz Orchestra (Zhang, Xiaolou director) and premiered in concert under the direction of Gene Aitken on October 30, 2008. This new concert work for jazz orchestra is based on the theme of a traditional Chinese folk song. FANTASIA… explores several treatments of the theme, from chamber music to contemporary big band jazz. No woodwind doubles; optional solo alto flute part (cued into Alto Saxophone I). Alto saxophone section lead (no woodwind doubles).

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(9 Brass) Lighthouse is a Multi-sectional piece that starts with gentle ensemble writing and grows into a full and driving rock section. This piece is a great feature for a versatile tenor saxophone soloist and an aggressive trumpet soloist. No woodwind doubles, but optional flugelhorn doubles. Optional auxiliary percussion part (cajon or djembe). Recorded on Renovation (Northern Iowa Jazz Band One).

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Let There be Nothing,<em> by Ryan Middagh</em> In These Rooms,<em> by Kevin Brunkhorst</em> Just Missed You,<em> by Kevin Brunkhorst</em>


(9 Brass) The There Be Nothing is a multi-sectional piece that truly covers the range of human emotion. Dedicated to the Beta Nu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, this piece blurs the line between composition and improvisation and allows each member of the ensemble to be a part of the creative process. The piece calls for and features a violin soloist and also includes a trombone soloist. Alto doubles on flute and soprano sax; bari doubles on clarinet; two trumpets double on flugelhorn. Recorded on Thinking Globally, Acting Locally (Northern Iowa Jazz Band One).

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(Level IV) In These Rooms is a lightly swinging moderate jazz waltz in the style of John Abercrombie or Pat Metheny and very relaxed and thoughtful in the vibe of the piece. The introduction and solo section use densely scored simple melodic statements alternating with solo space for the lead guitarist. The changes utilize shifting modes and suspended chords, with no ii-V-I. Rhythms, except for occasional use of the ‘quartuplet’, are very simple. (five electric guitars, bass, and drums)

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(Level IV) Jazz Nonet. Just Missed You uses the Latin ‘tombao’ rhythm. In keeping with the Cuban style, additional percussionists could be easily added. The melody is shared by alto and trumpet. The first phrase of the melody is seven bars, and this unevenness gives it a sense of ‘leaning forward’, especially in the tenor solo section. Cadences are built around a iv-V-bII formula. Articulations should always favor the offbeats, and the horns sound better if they ‘lay back’. The piano solo before the DS may be opened up. (trumpet, trombone; baritone, tenor, and alto saxes; guitar, piano, bass, drums)
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More Issues<br>Little Big Band<br><em>Kevin Brunkhorst</em> Only,<em> by Kevin Brunkhorst</em> Excerpt from 'The Way Up', Part One<br>Little Big Band<br><em>Kevin Brunkhorst</em>
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(Level IV) Jazz Nonet. More Issues is a 16th-note funk of the driving kind, not the swinging kind. It’s a lot of fun for the rhythm section. Tenor saxophone is the featured soloist. The melody is in tenor and guitar; the guitarist can use a slightly overdriven rock sound if he/she blends with the ensemble. A series of rhythm breaks leads to the full solo. Backgrounds are in long tones and closely scored. The soloist must understand modes of the melodic minor scale. Trumpet range is only high in the closing phrases of the melody. (trumpet, trombone; baritone, tenor, and alto saxes; guitar, piano, bass, drums)

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(Level IV) Jazz Nonet. Only features the trombone. It opens with a rubato theme statement; the band enters gradually around the 31-bar melody. The trombone solo threads its way around band figures; rhythmic and harmonic tension builds, then declines rapidly, leading to an open solo cadenza. There is a brief recapitulation. Harmony and key centers are advanced; the soloist must understand altered dominants and diminished-major 7th sounds. Range is not difficult. The emphasis is on blend and nuance.(flugelhorn, trombone; baritone, tenor, and alto saxes; guitar, piano, bass, drums)
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(Leve IV) Excerpt from ‘The Way Up’, Part One is a guitar ensemble reading of the first theme (approximately the first six minutes) of Part One of The Pat Metheny Group’s 2005 epic ‘The Way Up’. The lead guitar part takes on much of Pat’s role as melodic player and soloist, though guitars 2 and 3 sometimes play Pat’s overdubbed melodic parts. There is a fairly long solo section with interesting modal changes, and everyone has strong roles in supporting and building around the soloist. Be careful not to let the ensemble build too quickly around the soloist! This chart is good for students of the Metheny/Mays sound, and a favorite with audiences. (five electric guitars, electric bass, and drums)

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Hey Momma Blues,<em> by Steve Kovalcheck</em> Groovish,<em> by Steve Kovalcheck</em> Beyond Thursday, <em> by Will Campbell</em>



Hey Momma’ Blues - (Level III) is a medium swing blues, written to capture to essence of the 1950s Count Basie Orchestra, is appropriate for high school groups as well as college and professional bands. It features solos for piano, lead alto, and lead trombone. This chart could easily be opened up for extended solos. Hey Momma’ Blues includes a sax soli and contrasting ensemble shout sections which build to an exciting finish. (8 Brass)

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Groovish - (Level III) is a bluesy medium swing chart, inspired by John Clayton’s writing. It is suitable for advanced high school bands as well as college and professional groups. It features solos for piano, guitar, and second tenor saxophone. These solos could easily be extended. Groovish includes a number of ensemble shout sections util-izing call and response between brass and winds. This chart also features a soli scored for trumpet 2, guitar, alto sax 2, tenor sax 1, and trombone 1. This is an exciting chart which combines the big band tradition with a few unexpected twists. (8 Brass)

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Beyond Thursday - (Level IV) is an arrangement by Will Campbell on the original composition by Scott Wendholt, trumpet soloist with the Village Vanguard Orchestra. This progressive arrangement is in 6/4 meter and features solo trumpet, which is joined by tenor saxophone and trombone on the melody. There is a soli for the saxophone section and powerful tutti sections to contrast the improvised section for trumpet. The solo section may be extended, with backgrounds the last time through the form. (8 Brass)

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