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Across the Sky - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow All The Things You Are - arr. Stan Kenton
Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart will surely "tug at your heartstrings.  Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.  The lush trombone section sound of the Kenton Orchestra on a gorgeous ballad.
Always and Forever - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Among the Pyramids - Fred Stride As It Is - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow
 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).  The title refers to the somewhat "mystical" style of the opening of this wonderful and fun-filled chart.  Here is another fantastic Metheny/Mays masterwork, orchestrated by Bob Curnow.
At First Light - Ellen Rowe Ballad for Benny - Oliver Nelson Bemsha Swing - arr Bill Holman
At First Light - Ellen Rowe
Retail Price: $45.00
 This is a lovely rock ballad featuring alto saxophone throughout.  Oliver Nelson wrote the most beautiful melodies! This is a clarinet feature (how about that?), and was recorded by Phil Woods and the Oliver Nelson's Jazz Interactions Orchestra (hear it on the Verve Jazz Masters 48 CD).  This is the chart that people have been wanting to see in print for years! Recorded by the Bill Holman Band on their album "Briliant Corners", this is the great Thelonious Monk tune set in a straight-eighth Latin feel.
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts Bloom - Radiohead / arr. James Miley Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
Retail Price: $60.00
Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Retail Price: $50.00
 This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.  This is another Radiohead tune, arranged by Radiohead Jazz Project pioneer, James Miley.  Can you imagine a chart which is this easy to play being played and recorded by Maynard Ferguson? Well, that just demonstrates how catchy and wonderful this chart is.
Bluesineff - Dan Haerle Big Band Arrangement of Bodysnatchers Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Bluesineff - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $45.00
Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 Sierra Music is happy to be affiliated with Dan Haerle, noted composer/arranger, educator (University of North Texas) and pianist. “Bodysnatchers” was released in 2007 on Radiohead’s In Rainbows album.  Just what it sounds like .
Cayenne (MM3 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Chicken Polo - Les Hooper Cool Cat Carl - Patty Darling
Chicken Polo - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $50.00
Cool Cat Carl - Patty Darling
Retail Price: $45.00
 Latin spice, hot sounds, and a happy, cookin' tune that sails along.  A terrific funk chart! Lots of space for optional solos. This is an easy, medium-rock chart, accessible by any middle school band.
Cool School Dropout - Les Hooper Crib Chimp - Dan Haerle Dance of Life, The (10 brass) - Bob Curnow
Crib Chimp - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $55.00
 This is exactly as recorded on the Hooper CD "Out of the Woods.  Dan Haerle has created a very nice, very hip shuffle / funk chart with a great melody. Bob Curnow takes you on a sensational journey through 6/4 and 12/8 time with this new original composition. If you are a fan of “The First Circle”, or “Minuano” and are looking for something similar, this chart will fill that void with conviction. It is full of exciting contrapuntal lines and alluring dynamic contrast. It provides solo space for tenor, trumpet and drums. This piece is sure to become a modern classic that you will want to have in your library. (5-5-5-4)
Dance of Life, The (8 brass) - Bob Curnow Essence, The - Dan Haerle Festival Piece - Bob Curnow
Essence, The - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $45.00
Festival Piece - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $70.00
Bob Curnow takes you on a sensational journey through 6/4 and 12/8 time with this new original composition. If you are a fan of “The First Circle”, or “Minuano” and are looking for something similar, this chart will fill that void with conviction. It is full of exciting contrapuntal lines and alluring dynamic contrast. It provides solo space for tenor, trumpet and drums. This piece is sure to become a modern classic that you will want to have in your library. (5-4-4-4)
 Dan has created a wonderful Rock Ballad, with a nifty, repeating vamp figure, that can be played by even the most inexperienced players.  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.
First Circle, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Follow Me - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Foxy - Slide Hampton
Foxy - Slide Hampton
Retail Price: $55.00
 The LP The First Circle contains some of the most exciting contemporary music ever created.  This arrangement was commissioned by New Trier High School and written as a tribute to Jim Warrick on his retirement.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.
Goin' On - Benny Carter Groove - Oliver Nelson Heat of the Day, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Goin' On - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
Groove - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
Benny Carter created a wealth of marvelous, swinging big band music," and this piece is no exception to that.  Oliver Nelson wrote this one for the Maynard Ferguson Band Library.  If you know "The First Circle" or "Minuano," then you'll have some sense of what this incredible composition is all about.
Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Bob Curnow I Hope In Time A Change Will Come (long v.) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow I Hope In Time Change Will Come - Oliver Nelson
 This is, unquestionably, one of the most beautiful ballads ever written.  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.  As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra.
I Thought About You - arr. Vern Sielert If I Could (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow In Her Family - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 This chart comes right out of the tradition of Sammy Nestico/Count Basie.  Pat plays this at just about every concert of the Group.  This is one of Pat's most haunting, pensive and beautiful ballads.
Isn't She Lovely - arr. Bill Holman It's Just Talk - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Jackhammer - Bob Curnow
Jackhammer - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $70.00
 Exactly as recorded on the JVC Bill Holman Band CD, Stevie Wonder's great tune never sounded so good! Set in a medium-shuffle feel, this chart features tenor saxophone (a la Bob Cooper on the CD) and the wonderful gift of Bill Holman's imaginative arranging.  A BEST SELLER!!! Metheny's tunes and rhythmic feels are perfect for Big-Band settings.  Hold on to your hat! This wild, hard-rock chart is unbelievable in it's energy, meter changes, strong rhythmic motifs and more.
Just Friends - arr. Bill Holman Katy-Do - Benny Carter Lambeau Leap - Fred Sturm
Katy-Do - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
Lambeau Leap - Fred Sturm
Retail Price: $65.00
 This an absolutely amazing chart, demanding and exciting beyond belief!  The chart is extensive in length and packed full of the great writing for which Bill is known.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter",  this is a slow Swing," not unlike "Li'l Darlin' " in effect.  Composer Fred Sturm has written a wonderful and exciting shuffle tune which features tenor saxophone, trumpet and drums.
Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus Letter from Home (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Lines for Lions - Bob Curnow
Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Retail Price: $50.00
Lines for Lions - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $45.00
 As arranged for and performed by the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a wonderful setting that features the saxophone section and solos for trumpet and trombone.  Metheny's ballads are beautiful and haunting.  Curnow has created two easy-to-play charts on commission from the University of Portland.
Little Minor Booze, A - Willie Maiden Love For Sale - arr. Pete Myers Malaguena (Edited) arr. Holman/Curnow
 This great Kenton classic, as recorded on the album "Live from Redlands University," is a swinging, happy chart which allows for lots of blowing space and is combined with great ensemble sections.  The Buddy Rich Band played this chart for years! A sensational arrangement of a great tune in an up-tempo setting.  This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of the original arrangement, edited to be played with the following instrumentation:  2 altos, 2 tenors, baritone saxophone, 5 trumpets, 5 trombones,  piano, bass and drums.
Meetin' Time - Benny Carter My Foolish Heart - arr. Bob Curnow Next to Silence - Omar Thomas
Meetin' Time - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $55.00
Next to Silence - Omar Thomas
Retail Price: $70.00
 As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter,"  this is a medium slow Swing with more than a tinge of Gospel flavor.  My Foolish Heart is an arrangement of one of the most popular melodies ever written.  Omar Thomas has written a stunning, contemporary piece reminiscent of the style of the Pat Metheny Group.
Norwegian Wood Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow Place in the World, A - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Norwegian Wood
Retail Price: $60.00
Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00
 This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.  Piazzolla wrote many beautiful melodies, and this one is perhaps the most haunting.  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.
Red Tape Blues - Geoff Keezer Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - Slide Hampton Spring Ain't Here - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow
Red Tape Blues - Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00
 Geoff has scored a very hip, musical easy-to-play chart in the classic blues form, using his incomparable melodic and harmonic sense of things.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  Bob Curnow continues to add to his Pat Metheny Big Band Series with this wonderful light, laid-back, Latin-rock chart.
Summer of '42, Theme from the - arr. Tommy Newsom Things Ain't What They Used To Be - arr. Tommy Newsom Time for Love, A - arr. Hank Levy
 This beautiful arrangement of the lovely popular Michel Legrand ballad was originally scored for the Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen.  This is recorded on the Tonight Show Band CD "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst Records).  This is another one of those charts which did not get commercially (or legally) recorded by the band.
Trot, The - Benny Carter Vine Street Rumble - Benny Carter Wave - arr. John LaBarbera
Trot, The - Benny Carter
Retail Price: $60.00
Wave - arr. John LaBarbera
Retail Price: $50.00
Anyone familiar with Benny Carter's music knows what to expect .  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter,"  this is a medium-up Shuffle feel, with solos for tenor saxophone and piano.  Buddy Rich played this chart constantly! Features a great bass trombone solo on the tune.
Well, Git It - Sy Oliver / arr. Bob Curnow You - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 Every band from Tommy Dorsey to the Tonight Show Band to Ted Heath seemed to have a version of this great Sy Oliver tune.  You was originally recorded by the Pat Metheny Group on the CD Speaking of Now.