You are here: Home >

Shop by

> Composers & Arrangers > Bob Curnow
Click the icon to preview the score. Click the icon to listen to a sample mp3.
To get more information about any piece, please click on the title.
Sort By:
Page of 2
3x3x2x2x2=72 - arr. Bob Curnow 5-5-7 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Across the Sky - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
 This arrangement by Bob Curnow is based on Johnny Richards' original composition written for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, which was part of the "Adventures In Time" album.  As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this chart is another superb Curnow arrangement of the music created by the Pat Metheny Group. Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart will surely "tug at your heartstrings.
Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Alone - arr. Bob Curnow Always and Forever - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Alone - arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00
 Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was based on the music of Blood Sweat and Tears.  This beautiful ballad is featured on Pat's newest recording Secret Story, and has been scored to highlight solo statements by flugelhorn, guitar or alto saxophone (your choice).
America The Beautiful - arr. Bob Curnow An American Trilogy - Bob Curnow Another Life - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 A re-scoring of a Kenton original (richer harmony, better key). A dramatic setting of three American songs.  Bob Curnow is very well known for his wonderful arrangements of Metheny's music, and this chart will only enhance that reputation.
Are We There Yet? - Lyle Mays Artemis and Apollo - arr. Bob Curnow As It Is - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow
Are We There Yet? - Lyle Mays
Retail Price: $55.00
 This is Lyle at his wildest!! A funk/rock, quirky tune that just burns with energy and excitement! Listen to the Curnow Big Band CD.  This is a newly re-arranged version of the magnificent melody recorded on the Adventures In Time CD (available on CD from Sierra).  Here is another fantastic Metheny/Mays masterwork, orchestrated by Bob Curnow.
Awakening, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Badger Blues - Bob Curnow Beeline East - arr. Bob Curnow
Badger Blues - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 Bob Curnow is well known for his orchestrations of Pat Metheny's music, and this arrangement will fit right in with The First Circle and Minuano.  A blues chart to end all blues charts! A very playable arrangement featuring as many soloists as you see fit. Bob Curnow took Ken Hanna's wonderful, latin, medium-tempo tune and made it a bit more accessible for good bands.
Bob Curnow's L.A. Big Band - The Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow Carol of the Bells (Edited) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow
Bone Appetit - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $50.00
Sierra Music publishes 10 of the Metheny/Mays charts on this sensational CD!  West Chester University, PA .  This magnificent scoring of "Carol of the Bells" by Rich DeRosa (professor of composition/arranging at University of North Texas) was part of a long overture originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band, Germany.
Carol of the Bells (Pro) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow Cayenne (MM3 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Children of the Sun - Bob Curnow
 This magnificent scoring of "Carol of the Bells" by Rich DeRosa (professor of composition/arranging at University of North Texas) was part of a long overture originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band, Germany.  Latin spice, hot sounds, and a happy, cookin' tune that sails along.  This is a completely re-composed and re-notated (in Finale) version of a piece that has been in the catalog for a while.
Close To Home - Lyle Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Doctor Is In, The - Bob Curnow Doctor is Out, The (for Doc) - Bob Curnow
 Here is a deeply emotional, gorgeous ballad from the self-titled album Lyle Mays.   Set as a medium-up swing feel, this chart features trumpet throughout and is exciting from beginning to end, including a great shout chorus to highlight the entire ensemble.  This was written for Doc Severinsen to premier at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Conference.
Dream of the Return - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Dreamscape - Bob Curnow Eighteen - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
Dreamscape - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 This ballad is almost spiritual in its effect!! A trombone feature, the melody soars throughout.  A beautiful solo for Flugelhorn.  Eighteen is a flat-out, rock n' roll chart based on a tune from one of Pat Metheny's earlier albums, "Offramp.
Every Summer Night - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Festival Piece - Bob Curnow First Child - Bob Curnow
Festival Piece - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $70.00
First Child - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $50.00
 This piece is the essence of the clever, unusual, unforgettable kind of tune that Pat and the Group come up with.  Bob Curnow has created a marvelous modal piece that opens with a fanfare in 6/8 and then moves into a lilting 3-4 swing tempo.  One of the loveliest ballads ever recorded by the Kenton Band.
First Circle, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow First Noel, The - arr. Bob Curnow For The Li'l Ones - Bob Curnow
 The LP The First Circle contains some of the most exciting contemporary music ever created.  Curnow has adapted the amazing vocal arrangements of David Maddux for the jazz ensemble.  Here is a wonderful "Basie-ish" chart with a catchy melody set in an easy-swing tempo.
Girls Next Door, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Have You Heard (edited v.) - Metheny / arr. Curnow Have You Heard (Pro) - Metheny / arr. Curnow
Another great chart to add to the ever-growing Pat Metheny Series, Bob Curnow has arranged this down-right funk tune originally recorded on the PMG album We Live Here.  This arrangement is a bit easier than the Pro version because it does not change keys (to C# minor).  This is a TERRIFIC tune, full of the happy, spirited, hip melodic and harmonic stuff that we've all come to love about Pat's music.
Heat of the Day, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Here to Stay - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Bob Curnow
 If you know "The First Circle" or "Minuano," then you'll have some sense of what this incredible composition is all about.   Set as an easy-going rock feel, this Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays composition is sure to be a band and audience favorite.  This is, unquestionably, one of the most beautiful ballads ever written.
I Hope In Time A Change Will Come (long v.) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow If I Could (edited v.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow In Her Family - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 This arrangement of "I Hope In Time a Change Will Come" came about through a desire to hear/play more than one chorus of this stunningly beautiful melody by Oliver Nelson.  This arrangement is easier than the Pro version.  This is one of Pat's most haunting, pensive and beautiful ballads.
Inner Crisis - arr. Bob Curnow Introduction to a Samba - arr. Bob Curnow It's Just Talk - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 Exactly as recorded on the CD "Stan Kenton Plays Chicago," this chart is a great feature for alto saxophone set in a big band fusion style.  Originally recorded by Cannonball Adderley on his album Domination and inspired by Oliver Nelson, Bob Curnow's adaptation/arrangement of "Introduction to a Samba" features the alto saxophone and trumpet duet stating the melody supported by a traditional samba feel.  A BEST SELLER!!! Metheny's tunes and rhythmic feels are perfect for Big-Band settings.
J&B (Edited) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow J&B (Pro) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow Jackhammer - Bob Curnow
Jackhammer - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $70.00
 This Oliver Nelson melody was originally recorded with a small group.  This Oliver Nelson melody was originally recorded with a small group.  Hold on to your hat! This wild, hard-rock chart is unbelievable in it's energy, meter changes, strong rhythmic motifs and more.
James - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow Jazz Bug (big band v.) - arr. Bob Curnow Just a Few - Shorty Rogers / arr. Curnow
 Bob Curnow does his usual stellar job of arranging Pat Metheny's very popular tune "James," and he manages to add a lot of his own ideas to the arrangement.  This is another great Oliver Nelson chart (it swings like crazy!).  Bob Curnow has arranged one of Shorty Rogers' hippest tunes.
Kelly's Theme - Bob Curnow Kenton Hits Medley - arr. Bob Curnow Kenton Kollage - arr. Bob Curnow
Kelly's Theme - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 A ballad for Solo Trumpet, this is an ideal selection for your festival requirements.  Four wonderful tunes.  As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this terrific collection of Kenton tunes contains Artistry In Rhythm, Eager Beaver, Sunset Tower, Intermission Riff, Concerto To End All Concertos, Interlude, Dynaflow and Loce For Sale.
Keystone Shuffle - Bob Curnow Lester Lives On - Bob Curnow Letter From Home (edited v.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Keystone Shuffle - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $50.00
Lester Lives On - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 A brand-new extended blues, commissioned by the Pennsylvania IAJE state unit for their All-State Jazz Ensemble (which Bob conducted).  Curnow has created two easy-to-play charts on commission from the University of Portland.  This arrangement does not include brass or drums.
Li'l Bro's Blues - Bob Curnow Lines for Lions - Bob Curnow Live and Let Die - Paul & Linda McCartney / arr. Curnow
Li'l Bro's Blues - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $65.00
Lines for Lions - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 Bob has written a fun-filled, high-energy blues chart that swings hard.  Curnow has created two easy-to-play charts on commission from the University of Portland.
A great arrangement of the great tune written by the ex-Beatle. If you're looking for a contemporary chart, written for this great band and based on a well known tune, this is the one.
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming - arr. Bob Curnow Lullaby Waltz - Bob Curnow Minuano (six eight) - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Lullaby Waltz - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00
 With a nod to the wonderful David Maddux arrangement written for First Call, Bob has created a gorgeous version for big band.  As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this is a lovely, easy-flowing piece that moves from a ballad (lullaby) to a waltz (featuring trombone and alto saxophone) and back again to the ballad.  This is another Masterwork by Metheny and Mays and destined to become the same kind of classic as The First Circle .
Minuano (six eight) - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow My Foolish Heart - arr. Bob Curnow Nimbus - arr. Bob Curnow
Nimbus - arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
A Percussion Ensemble arrangement of this amazing piece.  My Foolish Heart is an arrangement of one of the most popular melodies ever written.  A typical, great tune of the Yellowjackets in a very playable arrangement.
Non-Skid Soul - Bob Curnow Northwest Riff - Bob Curnow Not To Be Forgotten (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Non-Skid Soul - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
Northwest Riff - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 A funky, contemporary tune designed for the young band.  This piece is patterned after Stan Kenton's Dynaflow, but it is written in such a way that it is quite easy to play.  As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this is an extended arrangement based on a gorgeous melody by Pat Metheny.
O Sole Mio (for Doc) - arr. Bob Curnow O Sole Mio - arr. Bob Curnow Oblivion (for Doc) - arr. Bob Curnow
O Sole Mio - arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00
  If you're familiar with the great chart on "I Can't Stop Loving You" that was created for the Basie Band, then you know what this one is about.  If you're familiar with the great chart on "I Can't Stop Loving You" that was created for the Basie Band, then you know what this one is about.   Piazzolla wrote many beautiful melodies, and this one is perhaps the most haunting.
Of Another Time - Bob Curnow Paprika (MM1 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Path Well Chosen, The - Bob Curnow
Of Another Time - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 This was written in memory of Stan Kenton.  This is a fast-paced, swinging opening movement, with lots of solo space for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet and drums.  A high-energy, quick-paced jazz piece featuring a trio of trumpet, alto and tenor with optional solos on each part.
Place in the World, A - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Promise of Dreams - Bob Curnow Rise And Fall of a Short Fugue, The - Bob Curnow
 Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart surely belongs to that wonderful "new" big band literature he has created with such pieces as "The First Circle" and "Minuano.  This piece has been in the catalog for a while, but it has been totally recomposed and notated in Finale.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was recorded on the Stan Kenton Plays Chicago CD ( available from Sierra Music).
Riverdance - arr. Bob Curnow Saffron (MM2 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Samana - Manny Albam / arr. Curnow
Riverdance - arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $85.00
 The chart everyone has been waiting for!! Eight minutes of amazing, dynamic, exciting sounds! This arrangement was commissioned and recorded by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany.  This piece is a feature for solo flugelhorn (written for Fred Berry).  The publication of this piece is dedicated to the memory of Manny Albam, the composer.
Scorpion Dance - Bob Curnow See The World - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow September Swing - Bob Curnow
Scorpion Dance - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $50.00
September Swing - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00
  An exciting, contemporary funk/rock piece which has been played on national television by the McDonald’s All-American High School Jazz Band.  This arrangement features tenor saxophone and guitar, and the chart captures the excitement of this marvelous tune from Pat's Secret Story CD.  This medium-swing original by Bob Curnow focuses on alto saxophone and trumpet playing the melody.
Silent Night - arr. Bob Curnow Slide Show - Bob Curnow So May It Secretly Begin - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Slide Show - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 Curnow has adapted the amazing vocal arrangements of David Maddux for the jazz ensemble.  A great Trombone Section feature in the mold of the very popular Writer's Cramp.  This piece was originally recorded on the Still Life (Talking) CD and is a lovely bossa nova-ish style of chart.
Something to Remind You  - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Spencer Is Here! - Bob Curnow Spring Ain't Here - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow
Spencer Is Here! - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00
 Here is another wonderful Bob Curnow arrangement of Metheny/Mays music.  As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this chart was inspired by the birth of the Curnows' newest grandchild.  Bob Curnow continues to add to his Pat Metheny Big Band Series with this wonderful light, laid-back, Latin-rock chart.