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Hymn to the Heartland
Hymn to the Heartland Hymn to the Heartland
Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.

A distinctive original work that is a true representation of the American voice. The pastoral effect of the 3/4 melody is evocative of rural folk music and is passed around through various sections

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Blackwater Creek
Blackwater Creek Blackwater Creek
Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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As the deep water swamp theme suggests, it's a great tool for developing low registers in younger players. The straight eighth-note rock style requires no triplet interpretation, so developing groups can

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On a Hill Far Away
On a Hill Far Away On a Hill Far Away
arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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Chris Sharp has taken this beloved hymn and presented it here as a gentle rock ballad in 3/4. It's suitable for both sacred and secular use, including as a ballad selection for festival or assessment

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The Squirrel from Pasadena
The Squirrel from Pasadena The Squirrel from Pasadena
Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.

The title of this tune is a thinly disguised suggestion of the Jobim composition that is everyone's favorite Bossa Nova. There is a solo section for alto and trumpet with written solos or chord changes for

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In Other Words
In Other Words In Other Words
Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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This tribute to one of Frank Sinatra's biggest hits contains many references to the original tune. This is a great way to introduce that Basie swing feel that we all love to moderate-level groups. You'll

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Rigaudon
Rigaudon Rigaudon
Andre Campra/arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.

This stately setting presents an opportunity for young musicians to experience historically significant literature from the Baroque era. Carefully arranged, this dignified selection is written in a style

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Farandole
Farandole Farandole (L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2)
Georges Bizet/arr. Bob James/adpt. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.

Bob James of TV's "Taxi" fame delivers this inventive tale on Georges Bizet's Farandole (from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2) and Chris Sharp has adapted it for big band. The contemporary funk style

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Nocturne
Nocturne Nocturne
Frederic Chopin/arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.

Here is Chopin's familiar nocturne reimagined as a creative jazz waltz. After the statement of the melody, a brief unaccompanied horns-only section in harmony leads to the solo section. The sax section also

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Christmas in a Nutshell
Christmas in a Nutshell Christmas in a Nutshell
P.I. Tchaikovsky/arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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For those who can't wait for Christmas, here is a musical whirlwind of Christmas carol snippets nestled between excerpts from "The Nutcracker." Listen fast, as there are over 20 holiday references jammed

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Rockbridge County
Rockbridge County Rockbridge County
Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.

Young band repertoire will benefit by the addition of this musical celebration of the beautiful and historic state of Virginia. Memorable melodies consist of themes suggested by fascinating stories that

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Selections from
Selections from "Carmen" Selections from "Carmen"
Georges Bizet/arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.

Skillfully arranged and adapted, this setting for band brings out all the drama, color, and excitement of the thrilling music from this famous and popular opera. Featuring the sultry Habanera and

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Christmas in Vienna
Christmas in Vienna Christmas in Vienna
arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.

This holiday arrangement features a bit of the old combined with some of the new. You'll hear the familiar carols Still, Still, Still; O Tannenbaum and Silent Night combined

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Tiny Capers
Tiny Capers Tiny Capers
Clifford Brown/arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.

Here, Clifford Brown's unique composition receives a small group within a big-band treatment, as the A section is presented by trumpet 2, tenor 1, trombone 1, and baritone sax. Each section of the

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A Mighty Fortress
A Mighty Fortress A Mighty Fortress
arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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Here's the classic Lutheran hymn recast as a modern rock chart in 5/4 time. There is plenty of variety in the textures explored, but no solos are required. This is perfect for a change-of-pace

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Gimme Samba Dat!
Gimme Samba Dat! Gimme Samba Dat!
Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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Opening with a catchy unison ensemble lick, this chart is a samba reminiscent of the Antonio Carlos Jobim style. It features alto sax 1 and trumpet 2 on the lead melody and solos for each that can be

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And Yet So Far
And Yet So Far And Yet So Far
Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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Jazz groups with a strong lead alto sax player will enjoy this ballad in film noir style. Its smoky harmonies and wistful melody are broken up with a double-time swing section before a powerful reprise at

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La Cumparsita
La Cumparsita La Cumparsita
arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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With varied tempos, and several Latin styles, this is a tour-de-force treatment of the world's best-known tango in the style of Bill Holman's epics for the Stan Kenton band. A flamenco-style fanfare opens

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It Came a Samba Midnight Clear
It Came a Samba Midnight Clear It Came a Samba Midnight Clear
Edmund Sears/arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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The beloved carol is recast as an infectious samba. The chart boasts some great saxophone section writing and ensemble playing that will make this a tune to remember. A solo for tenor sax can be played as

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La Virgen de la Macarena
La Virgen de la Macarena La Virgen de la Macarena
Bernardino Bautiste Monterde/arr. Chris Sharp - C. Sharp Music, Inc.
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Rafael Mendez's trumpet extravaganza gets the Stan Kenton treatment in a romping Latin epic. This will give your trumpet section an opportunity to shine while featuring your lead player. There's an alto

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