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2016 Demo
2016 Issues

It's better than a Demo CD! We aren't printing a hard copy Demo CD this year but here is a compilation of the audio samples, score previews and links for more information of all the 2016 New Issues!
3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00

As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra.
Across the Sky - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00

Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart will surely "tug at your heartstrings.
Adeste Fideles - arr. Rich DeRosa
Retail Price: $50.00

   Arranged for the WDR Big Band (Germany), Richard DeRosa has written a beautiful masterpiece on this traditional Christmas favorite. Scored as a brass and horn chorale, this moving piece is filled with fluid cantabile lines, engaging counterpoint, lush harmonies and gorgeous ensemble climaxes.
Adeste Fideles - arr. Stan Kenton
Retail Price: $55.00

 The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00

 Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.
Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 This Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.
All About Ronnie - arr. Bill Russo
Retail Price: $50.00

 Exactly as recorded by Chris Conner with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this moody, brilliant arrangement is a perfect vehicle for your vocalist.
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Retail Price: $10.00

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All The Things You Are - arr. Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $60.00

 This chart is from the I REMEMBER BILL - a tribute to Bill Evans  CD arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky! All of these incredible pieces require a mature band, soloists and woodwind doublers.
All The Things You Are - arr. Gerry Mulligan
Retail Price: $50.00

 One of those mystery charts that hardly anyone knows about, this chart is a beauty.
All The Things You Are - arr. Stan Kenton
Retail Price: $50.00

 The lush trombone section sound of the Kenton Orchestra on a gorgeous ballad.
Almost Like Being In Love (Edited) - arr. Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $55.00

 This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and baritone saxophone.
Almost Like Being In Love (Pro) - arr. Don Sebesky
Retail Price: $60.00

 This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and  baritone saxophone.
Alone - arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00

 The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was based on the music of Blood Sweat and Tears.
Always and Forever - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00

 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).
Among the Pyramids - Fred Stride
Retail Price: $60.00

 The title refers to the somewhat "mystical" style of the opening of this wonderful and fun-filled chart.
And Then I Knew - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: $85.00

 Bob Curnow continues to add to his catalog of arrangements of Metheny & Mays compositions.
Angels We Have Heard on High - arr. Ralph Carmichael
Retail Price: $55.00

The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Rich DeRosa
Retail Price: $60.00

   Set as a bright swing, and originally arranged for the WDR Big Band (Germany), Richard DeRosa's arrangement of the traditional Christmas carol "Angels We Have Heard On High" is an adventure from beginning to end!
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
Retail Price: $55.00

 Exactly as recorded on the Kenton / Capitol Retrospective CD (and the original Milestones LP).
As It Is - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: $65.00

 Here is another fantastic Metheny/Mays masterwork, orchestrated by Bob Curnow.
At First Light - Ellen Rowe
Retail Price: $45.00

 This is a lovely rock ballad featuring alto saxophone throughout.
Awakening, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: $70.00

 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.
Back In Time - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00

 Pat Metheny is known for his beautiful melodies, and "Back In Time" is no exception.
Ballad for Benny - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $50.00

 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).
Bari Things You Do, The - Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00

 Geoff's original music is the best! It is unique, very melodic and extremely interesting.
Bary Me Not - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00

 As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, Holman has written a witty, musical, fun-filled feature for baritone saxophone.
Beat 70 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $65.00

   Bob Curnow provides yet another great arrangement of one of Pat Metheny/Lyle Mays' biggest hits. Originally recorded on their album Letter From Home, "Beat 70" is an exciting up-tempo Latin/fusion tune that will leave your band and audiences humming this catchy melody for the rest of the day! Ranges are mostly modest and rhythmic concerns are minimal. There is solo space for tenor saxophone, trumpet, piano and drums. This chart is a must-have! 5-4-4-4
Begin the Beguine (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $70.00

 As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
Bemsha Swing - arr Bill Holman
Retail Price: $65.00

 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.
Bernie's Tune - arr. Gene Roland
Retail Price: $60.00

 This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD Live at the Tropicana.
Best of Buddy Rich
Retail Price: $170.00
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Norwegian Wood (arr. Holman) - a scintillating jazz waltz full of energy and excitement.
Wave (arr. LaBarbera) - a beautiful Jobim ballad featuring the bass trombone.
Love For Sale (arr. Myers) - an in-your-face, exciting, up-tempo swing tune.
Best of the Big Bands
Retail Price: $180.00
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Moten Swing (Ernie Wilkins) - classic Basie chart that should be in every jazz band library.
Always & Forever (Pat Metheny) - beautiful ballad that will give your audience chills.
Bemsha Swing (Monk / arr. Holman) - explosive, must-have Latin chart!
Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
Retail Price: $60.00

 This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.
Black Friday - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm
Retail Price: $55.00

   The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! From the same masterful pen that brought the music of Radiohead and Astor Piazzola, the late, great Fred Sturm wows us once again. Originally arranged for the HR Big Band (Germany), this rock-ish, heavy-shuffle tune provides hard hitting melody sections, plenty of room for improvisation (as you choose), and raucous ensemble interplay.
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden / arr. James Miley
Retail Price: $65.00

 James Miley brings to Sierra another hip arrangement of a great contemporary tune.
Bloom - Radiohead / arr. James Miley
Retail Price: $65.00

 This is another Radiohead tune, arranged by Radiohead Jazz Project pioneer, James Miley.
Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Retail Price: $50.00

 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.
Blues Story, The - Gene Roland
Retail Price: $55.00

Here is a slow, gutty, "down-home" type of blues written for and recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Adventures In Blues album.
Bluesineff - Dan Haerle
Retail Price: $45.00

 Sierra Music is happy to be affiliated with Dan Haerle, noted composer/arranger, educator (University of North Texas) and pianist.
Body and Soul - arr. John Bambridge
Retail Price: $70.00

 This is a remarkable chart that features tenor saxophone throughout.
Bodysnatchers - Radiohead / arr. Fred Sturm
Retail Price: $75.00

“Bodysnatchers” was released in 2007 on Radiohead’s In Rainbows album.
Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 Bill Holman wrote some of the best music played by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and "Boop Boo Be Doop" is surely one of those charts.
Breathing - Fred Sturm / arr. Springfield
Retail Price: $45.00

This may be one of the most beautiful compositions Sierra Music has ever published.
Bugle Call Rag - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $70.00

 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst),  this wonderful chart is the hottest "flag-waver" of all time.
Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00

 Just what it sounds like .
But Beautiful - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 Exactly as recorded on the View From the Side CD, this wonderful chart was written for Pete Christlieb to be featured on tenor saxophone.
Carol of the Bells (Edited) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $70.00

 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
Retail Price: $75.00

 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.