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The Nearness of You The Nearness of You
Hoagy Carmichael/arr. Mark Taylor - Hal Leonard Corporation

Although the first hit recording of this enduring standard was by the Glenn Miller Orchestra in 1940, Hoagy Carmichael's The Nearness of You has remained popular through the ages with recordings by... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Nebula Nebula
Rick Hirsch - Hirsch Music

An uncommonly dark and brooding work for jazz ensemble, this composition will complement and contrast just about anything else you program. There are mallets in the drums, unusual harmonies and gestures in the... view details
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Jazz Ensemble 
AAdvanced
$52.00
Neil Neil
Rich DeRosa - Sierra Music Publications

Rich DeRosa has written an exquisite ballad in dedication to Neil Slater. Originally recorded by the University of North Texas One O'Clock Lab Band, Neil features the piano with a lot of room to... view details

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Jazz Ensemble Pro Version
MEMedium Easy
$50.00
Additional Score Pro Version
$12.00
Jazz Ensemble Edited Version
MEMedium Easy
$50.00
Additional Score Edited Version
$12.00
Never My Love Never My Love
Don Addrisi/arr. John Berry - Hal Leonard Corporation

Recorded by "The Association" in 1967, this tune became one of the signature ballads of the decade! This nicely scored chart features a trombone solo, the trombone section, and a solo for alto saxophone. The... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
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MEMedium Easy
$5.00
Nice 'N Sassy Nice 'N Sassy
Paul Lohorn - Jalen Publishing

This rock ballad features some lush harmonies along with a theme that truly soars. After the ballad section there's a short swing section to shake things up before the return to the gorgeous, relaxed theme to... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Night Mist Night Mist
Larry Neeck - C L Barnhouse Company

With a haunting melody, this minor-key ballad is the perfect feature for promising alto saxophone or trumpet/flugelhorn soloists. The featured solo part is fully written, although some embellishment by the... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
No Regrets No Regrets
Rick Lawn - Kendor Music, Inc.

This moving, lyrical ballad features solo flugelhorn or trumpet throughout with written and improvised sections, a double-time bossa in the midsection, and a strong, dramatic finish. The saxophone section... view details

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MMedium
$52.00
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$7.00
Nora Nora
Bob Turner - Magnolia Music Publications, LLC

Wow! This beautiful swing ballad features alto sax throughout and includes written parts for the solo sections, fills and a cadenza at the end of the chart, or you can just let the soloist wail. Also... view details

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Combo with Flexible Instrumentation
MEMedium Easy
$40.00
Additional Score 
$8.00
Nora Nora
Bob Turner - Magnolia Music Publications, LLC

Nora is a beautiful swing ballad featuring an alto saxophone soloist and is taken directly from the flexible instrumentation small group chart with the same title. The solo part can be played as... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$45.00
Additional Score 
$8.00
Old Friends Old Friends
Les Aldrich - C L Barnhouse Company

A melodic and mellow ballad, Old Friends is a flexible solo feature for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, flugelhorn, vibes, guitar or flute soloist. The lush backgrounds at an accessible grade level will... view details
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EEasy
$42.00
Once Upon a Time Once Upon a Time
Paul Clark - C L Barnhouse Company

Once Upon a Time is an outstanding ballad feature for either trombone or tenor sax soloists that's filled with melodic and harmonic creativity. Jazz groups at any level will sound impressive playing... view details
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EEasy
$45.00
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$7.00
One More Dream One More Dream
Patrick Williams - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Here is a wonderful alto saxophone ballad feature by master composer Patrick Williams. Optional woodwind doubles are for alto flute and clarinet and there are optional parts for two horns in... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$80.00
Additional Score 
$13.00
Open Arms Open Arms
arr. Victor Lopez - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Check out this ever-popular ballad from the group Journey... the melody is truly captivating! The chart is easy and  goes into a swing feel as arranged by Victor Lopez. This very nice ballad features a... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
EEasy
$42.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Our First Jazz Concert Our First Jazz Concert (Budget Stretching 4-Pack)
Bob Lowden, Andy Clark, Les Aldrich & Ken Harris - C L Barnhouse Company

Don't miss this budget stretching pack of charts for young jazz bands that includes Starting Point by Bob Lowden, Bottom Line by Andy Clark, I'll Just Pretend by Les Aldrich, and A... view details
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VEVery Easy
$60.00
Additional Score 
$12.00
Out of the Fog Out of the Fog
Neil Yorke-Slader - BURNIHLA MUSIC PUBLISHING

Out of the Fog is a beautiful rock ballad flexible solo feature that is perfect for clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone or tenor saxophone soloists. The chordal structure is quite... view details

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MMedium
$50.00
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$7.00
Over the Rainbow Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen/arr. Alan Baylock - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Do you have two trumpet players to showcase? Here is a ballad everybody knows, scored as a trumpet duet feature. Everything is written, no improvised solos, the lead trumpet range is to C above the staff and... view details
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MMedium
$52.00
Additional Score 
$11.00
Over the Rainbow Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen/arr. Paul Cook - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This is simply a beautiful number for young jazz bands!  Rich and slow, it's easy to play and sounds delightful.  Paul Cook's arrangement is great for developing phrasing and style, and he even includes a solo... view details
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EEasy
$42.00
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$7.00
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
Additional Score 
$10.00
The Passage The Passage
Gordon Goodwin - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

As recorded by Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, this is a luscious alto sax ballad feature at 74 bpm. It's a lyrical vehicle with rich harmony and textures, soaring ensemble figures, and... view details

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Jazz Ensemble 
AAdvanced
$68.00
Additional Score 
$12.00
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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Jazz Ensemble 
MAMedium-Advanced
$50.00
Placid Placid
Rick Hirsch - Hirsch Music

As its title suggests, Placid is a peaceful, restful ballad. Take your audiences to a quiet, clear night with a fresh blanket of snow as the lovely melody carries through the entire piece, and is passed... view details
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Combo with Flexible Instrumentation
MMedium
$18.00
Additional Score 
$5.00
Poolside Poolside
Neil Yorke-Slader - BURNIHLA MUSIC PUBLISHING

Poolside is a wonderful ballad that works for all levels of jazz ensembles. The very moderate ranges make it accessible, and allow the focus to be on the trademark Basie ballad style. Rhythm... view details

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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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$7.00
Prayer Meetin' Prayer Meetin'
Matt Harris - Kendor Music, Inc.

Feature a young pianist with this gospel style ballad. The solo is entirely notated except for a short section where the pianist needs to improvise over an easy 4-bar sequence. The slow, infectious groove is... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$48.00
Additional Score 
$7.00
Pure Imagination Pure Imagination (from "Wille Wonka and the Chocolate Factory")
Bricusse & Newley/arr. Craig Skeffington - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

If you haven't heard this gorgeous ballad from "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," now is the time. A sensational and easy-to-play alto sax solo feature, this arrangement is scored with lush harmonies... view details
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MMedium
$52.00
Additional Score 
$11.00