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Afternoon Afternoon
Pat Metheny/arr. Bob Curnow - Sierra Music Publications

Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed chart in the style of that famous Neal Hefti swing ballad! The arrangement is subtle and easy to play, and there are not a lot of pieces by Pat Metheny that... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$55.00
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$11.00
Back in Time Back in Time
Pat Metheny/arr. Bob Curnow - Sierra Music Publications

Pat Metheny is known for his beautiful melodies, and Back in Time is no exception. Featuring a flugelhorn or trumpet soloist throughout on a written-out solo with chords included for improvisation,... view details

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MMedium
$55.00
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$10.00
Breathing Breathing
Fred Sturm/arr. David Springfield - Sierra Music Publications

One of the last original pieces composed by the late Fred Sturm, this may be one of the most beautiful. Sensitively arranged by David Springfield as a quiet ballad concert piece with no improvisation,... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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$12.00
Close to Home Close to Home
Lyle Mays/arr. Bob Curnow - Sierra Music Publications

Here is a deeply emotional, gorgeous ballad from the self-titled album Lyle Mays. It begins with a written piano solo and moves into a lush ensemble setting. There is a short, improvised Tenor solo... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$11.00
Danny Boy Danny Boy
Arr. Don Sebesky - Sierra Music Publications

If you've ever heard Maynard Ferguson's recording of this world famous melody, you probably never forgot it! Sebesky's chart is superb, and this publication includes practical alternate choices for the trumpet... view details
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MMedium
$42.00
Easy to Love Easy to Love
Cole Porter/arr. Lennie Niehaus - Sierra Music Publications

Here is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter standard Easy to Love. This short and quite danceable chart exemplifies the Kenton band's warm and rich ensemble sound... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$50.00
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$10.00
Heidi Heidi (From the Impressions of Berlin Suite)
Oliver Nelson/ed. Bob Curnow - Sierra Music Publications

As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, Heidi is the third movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite. A gorgeous solo feature for alto saxophone throughout, this piece builds from a... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$12.00
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MMedium
$50.00
Additional Score Edited Version
MMedium
$12.00
Here's that Rainy Day Here's that Rainy Day
Jimmy Van Heusen/arr. Dee Barton - Sierra Music Publications

The famous version as performed by the Stan Kenton Band!

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MAMedium-Advanced
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$10.00
I Hope in Time a Change Will Come Along I Hope in Time a Change Will Come Along
Oliver Nelson/arr. Bob Curnow - Sierra Music Publications

This arrangement of I Hope In Time a Change Will Come Along came about through a desire to hear and play more than one chorus of this stunningly beautiful blues tinged melody by Oliver Nelson. The basis... view details
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MMedium
$55.00
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$10.00
It's Just You and Me It's Just You and Me
Fred Stride - Sierra Music Publications

It's Just You and Me is a slow-swinging original that is playable by almost any band. The rhythms and ranges are quite modest in this swing ballad and the pianist is the only soloist with a completely... view details
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EEasy
$48.00
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$10.00
Lover Man Lover Man
arr. Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

This is a beautiful arrangement by Bill Holman that features alto saxophone throughout. Set as a straight-eighth ballad, this chart was originally written for Charlie Parker to perform with the Stan Kenton... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$48.00
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$10.00
Mixed Emotions Mixed Emotions
Rich DeRosa - Sierra Music Publications

Rich DeRosa has composed a fascinating, brooding, and pensive composition entitled Mixed Emotions. Set in a very contemporary feel with lush harmonies and reasonable brass ranges (the... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$60.00
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$12.00
My Foolish Heart My Foolish Heart
Victor Young/arr. Bob Curnow - Sierra Music Publications

My Foolish Heart is an arrangement of one of the most popular melodies ever written. It is very much in the style of the "Kenton Ballad," featuring the trombone section in a slow, richly harmonized... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$10.00
My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine
Arr. Willie Maiden - Sierra Music Publications

This absolutely beautiful arrangement by Willie Maiden was done for Maynard Ferguson and features solos for tenor sax, trombone and the primary solo for the trumpet player a la Maynard. There are two trumpet... view details
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MMedium
$50.00
My Funny Valentine My Funny Valentine
Richard Rodgers/arr. Bill Holman - Sierra Music Publications

As originally recorded by the great Charlie Mariano with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a must-have ballad feature for alto saxophone. Let your alto player (or trumpet...parts provided for either) shine on... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$11.00
Neil Neil
Rich DeRosa - Sierra Music Publications

An exquisite ballad dedicated to Neil Slater, Neil features piano with a lot of room to improvise combined with gorgeous, lush, legato ensemble passages. Quite playable by most bands, this chart... view details

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MMedium
$50.00
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$12.00
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MMedium
$50.00
Additional Score Edited Version
MMedium
$12.00
The Party's Over The Party's Over
Jule Styne/arr. Willie Maiden - Sierra Music Publications

This is a gorgeous ballad arranged by Willie Maiden for the great Maynard Ferguson Orchestra. There is wonderful ensemble writing that is playable by most bands, and it also features a short improvised solo... view details

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AAdvanced
$48.00
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$10.00
People People
Arr. Don Sebesky - Sierra Music Publications

Recorded on Maynard Ferguson's "New Sounds of Maynard Ferguson" album, here's a fantastic trumpet feature for a fantastic trumpet player! The band parts are not too difficult, but the alto sax necessarily... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$50.00
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$12.00
The Second Time Around The Second Time Around (Pro Version)
arr. Billy Byers - Sierra Music Publications

Much like the arrangements of Quincy Jones, Billy Byers provided the Basie band with some of their best music ever recorded. From Basie's album Frankly Speaking: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank... view details

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MAMedium-Advanced
$55.00
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$11.00
The Second Time Around The Second Time Around (Edited Version)
arr. Billy Byers - Sierra Music Publications

Much like the arrangements of Quincy Jones, Billy Byers provided the Basie band with some of their best music ever recorded. From their album Frankly Speaking: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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$11.00
Starfire Starfire
Benny Golson - Sierra Music Publications

Created by a young Benny Golson, this is one of Maynard Ferguson's most beautiful ballads from the "Dream Band" period. The highest trumpet solo note is a written B, and the chart is quite easy to play and... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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The Summer of '42 Theme The Summer of '42 Theme (The Summer Knows)
Michel Legrand/arr. Tommy Newsom - Sierra Music Publications

Although Tommy Newsom's chart was for the Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen, it's very accessible and playable by almost any group. This beautiful arrangement of the lovely and popular Michel Legrand... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$55.00
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$10.00
Sweetie Pie Sweetie Pie (Edited Version)
Don Sebesky - Sierra Music Publications

This wonderful, quiet, "Li'l Darlin'-ish" chart was recorded by Maynard Ferguson as Easy Chair. It has a great melodic and harmonic sense that puts it in a class all its own. This version has been... view details
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Wannsee Wannsee (From the Impressions of Berlin Suite)
Oliver Nelson/ed. Bob Curnow - Sierra Music Publications

Wannsee is the second movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite. This lovely, beautiful, haunting melody features flute and flugelhorn, as they each have the opportunity to state... view details

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$50.00
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$12.00