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Across the Sky - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow All The Things You Are - arr. Gerry Mulligan 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.  One of those mystery charts that hardly anyone knows about, this chart is a beauty.  The lush trombone section sound of the Kenton Orchestra on a gorgeous ballad.
Always and Forever - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Another Life - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Artemis and Apollo - arr. Bob 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).  Bob Curnow is very well known for his wonderful arrangements of Metheny's music, and this chart will only enhance that reputation.  This is a newly re-arranged version of the magnificent melody recorded on the Adventures In Time CD (available on CD from Sierra).
At First Light - Ellen Rowe Back In Time - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow Ballad for Benny - Oliver Nelson
At First Light - Ellen Rowe
Retail Price: $45.00
 This is a lovely rock ballad featuring alto saxophone throughout.  Pat Metheny is known for his beautiful melodies, and "Back In Time" is no exception.  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).
Black, Brown and Beautiful - Oliver Nelson Body and Soul - arr. John Bambridge Breathing - Fred Sturm / arr. Springfield
 This chart is recorded by Oliver Nelson on the recording titled Black, Brown and Beautiful.  This is a remarkable chart that features tenor saxophone throughout. This may be one of the most beautiful compositions Sierra Music has ever published.
But Beautiful - arr. Lennie Niehaus Close To Home - Lyle Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Collaboration - Pete Rugolo
Collaboration - Pete Rugolo
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 When Lennie arranged for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, he created the most beautiful big band dance book ever written.  Here is a deeply emotional, gorgeous ballad from the self-titled album Lyle Mays.  This historically important piece opens with a rubato piano solo and then moves to a terrific Rugolo trombone feature (originally recorded by Kai Winding).
Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky Don't Worry 'Bout Me - arr. Bill Fritz Dream of the Return - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky
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 If you've ever heard Maynard's recording of this world famous melody (Londonderry Air), you probably never forgot it! Sebesky's chart is superb, and this publication includes practical alternate choices for the trumpet feature.  Graettinger arranged this standard in his most unusual way, using dissonance offset with the beauty of this gorgeous melody.  This ballad is almost spiritual in its effect!! A trombone feature, the melody soars throughout.
Dreamscape - Bob Curnow Easy To Love - Cole Porter / arr. Lennie Niehaus Emily - arr. Les Hooper
Dreamscape - Bob Curnow
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Emily - arr. Les Hooper
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 A beautiful solo for Flugelhorn.  This is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter tune "Easy To Love.  This standard is made even more beautiful with this Hooper arrangement.
End of a Love Affair, The - arr. Lennie Niehaus Every Time We Say Goodbye - arr. Lennie Niehaus Farmer's Trust - Metheny / arr. Houghton & Warrington
 A magnificent alto saxophone feature. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Stage Door Swings, this is a lovely ballad scored in the incomparable Kenton style. A Percussion Ensemble arrangement of this amazing piece.
Filigree - Fred Stride First Child - Bob Curnow Heidi (Edited) - Oliver Nelson / edited by Curnow
Filigree - Fred Stride
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First Child - Bob Curnow
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 Here is a chance to dazzle your audiences and  show off the Trumpet Section, without a lot of hassle.  One of the loveliest ballads ever recorded by the Kenton Band. As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, “Heidi” is the 3rd movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite. A gorgeous solo feature for alto saxophone throughout.
Heidi (Pro) - Oliver Nelson Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Bob Curnow Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Dee Barton
Heidi (Pro) - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $55.00
  As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, “Heidi” is the 3rd movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite. A gorgeous solo feature for alto saxophone throughout.  This is, unquestionably, one of the most beautiful ballads ever written. This is the original, quintessential arrangement by the great Dee Barton as recorded on the "Live at Redlands University" CD 5-5-5-3.
Hey There - arr. Willie Maiden Home Journey - Gene Roland How Do I Look In Blue? - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Home Journey - Gene Roland
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 As recorded on "Maynard Ferguson Plays Jazz For Dancing" (Roulette), this may be the prettiest chart that Willie did for Maynard's band.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Live at the Tropicana," this  slow, bluesy piece is a wonderfully understated chart that features an easy-to-play, written piano solo.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
How Long Has This Been Going On - arr. Tommy Newsom I Hope In Time A Change Will Come (long v.) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow I Hope In Time Change Will Come - Oliver Nelson
 This great chart, a magnificent ballad feature for trumpet,  is recorded on the "Tonight Show Band, Volume One " CD (Amherst Records).  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 Remember You - arr. Lennie Niehaus I Worship You - Cole Porter / arr. Oliver Nelson I'm Glad There Is You - arr. Joe Coccia
 Here is a wonderful vocal chart by Lennie on this unforgettable standard.  This arrangement by Oliver Nelson is a gorgeous alto saxophone feature of Cole Porter's "I Worship You.  This wonderful ballad is recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra “Sketches On Standards" CD.
I'm Glad There Is You - arr. Stan Kenton I've Never Been In Love Before - arr. Lennie Niehaus If I Could (edited v.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 This is a rich, warm chart as arranged by Stan.  A lovely Broadway tune as scored for Kenton's dance book.  This arrangement is easier than the Pro version.
If I Could (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow If You Could See Me Now - arr. Bill Holman Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu
Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu
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 Pat plays this at just about every concert of the Group.  Tadd Dameron's ballad "If You Could See Me Now" receives sensitive and thoughtful treatment in this arrangement by the great Bill Holman.  Bill Mathieu's arrangements, done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra were some of the most beautiful pieces ever recorded by that band.
In Her Family - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Interlude - Pete Rugolo Kelly's Theme - Bob Curnow
Interlude - Pete Rugolo
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Kelly's Theme - Bob Curnow
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 This is one of Pat's most haunting, pensive and beautiful ballads. Recorded in 1947 and included in the Milestones LP, this piece is a gorgeous melody (one of Pete's best known).  A ballad for Solo Trumpet, this is an ideal selection for your festival requirements.
Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus Letter From Home (edited v.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Letter from Home (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus
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 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.  This arrangement does not include brass or drums.  Metheny's ballads are beautiful and haunting.
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming - arr. Bob Curnow Lonely Woman - arr. Bill Mathieu Lover Man - arr. Bill Holman
Lover Man - arr. Bill Holman
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 With a nod to the wonderful David Maddux arrangement written for First Call, Bob has created a gorgeous version for big band.  As recorded on the Standards in Silhouette CD, this is yet another of Bill Mathieu's classic arrangements of a great jazz standard ballad.  This chart was originally written for Charlie Parker to perform with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Lullaby Waltz - Bob Curnow Meaning of the Blues, The - arr. Bill Mathieu Missing You (pro version) - Fred Stride
Lullaby Waltz - Bob Curnow
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 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.  An absolutely gorgeous Bobby Troup ballad which features trumpet and tenor sax.  Fred wrote this version first, before creating the shorter, easier version.
Missing You (short version) - Fred Stride Misty - arr. Gene Roland Mixed Emotions - Rich DeRosa
Misty - arr. Gene Roland
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Mixed Emotions - Rich DeRosa
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 When you first hear this beautiful melody, you'll be pleased that you chose this chart.  This was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures in Jazz.   Rich DeRosa has composed a fascinating, brooding, and pensive melody of “Mixed Emotions.” Set in a very contemporary feel with lush harmonies and reasonable brass ranges
Mumuki - Piazzolla / arr. Fred Sturm My Foolish Heart - arr. Bob Curnow My Funny Valentine - arr. Bill Holman
 Astor Piazzolla's music lends itself well to the big band idiom, and Fred Sturm is a masterful arranger for big band.  My Foolish Heart is an arrangement of one of the most popular melodies ever written.  As originally recorded by the great Charlie Mariano with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a must-have solo feature for alto saxophone.
My Funny Valentine - arr. Willie Maiden My Man's Gone Now - arr. Bill Potts My Old Flame - arr. Marty Paich
 This absolutely beautiful arrangement by Willie Maiden features a trombone and tenor sax solo, along with the primary solo by (guess who) the trumpet player a la Maynard.  This is surely one of Gershwin's most beautiful melodies," and Potts arranged it to feature trumpet throughout (as recorded on the 1959 album "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess", featuring the Bill Potts Big Band) .  Although this has been in the catalog for a while, it is now notated in Finale, and the new edition comes with a full score for the first time.
My Old Flame - arr. Tommy Newsom My One and Only Love - arr. Lennie Niehaus Neil (Edited) - Rich DeRosa
Neil (Edited) - Rich DeRosa
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 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), this is a lovely, warm ballad setting of this great standard tune.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.    “Neil” features the piano with a lot of room to improvise, combined with gorgeous, lush, legato ensemble passages. Quite playable by most bands.
Neil (Pro) - Rich DeRosa Not To Be Forgotten (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Not to Be Forgotten (Short ver.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Neil (Pro) - Rich DeRosa
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   “Neil” features the piano with a lot of room to improvise, combined with gorgeous, lush, legato ensemble passages. Quite playable by most bands.  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.  Pat Metheny writes superb ballads.
Oblivion (for Doc) - arr. Bob Curnow Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow Of Another Time - Bob Curnow
Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow
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Of Another Time - Bob Curnow
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  Piazzolla wrote many beautiful melodies, and this one is perhaps the most haunting.  Piazzolla wrote many beautiful melodies, and this one is perhaps the most haunting.  This was written in memory of Stan Kenton.
Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton Over The Rainbow - arr. Bill Russo Party's Over, The - arr. Willie Maiden
Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton
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 The all-time, classic saxophone section feature.  In 1953, Kenton recorded an album titled Sketches on Standards.  This is a gorgeous ballad arranged by Willie Maiden for the great Maynard Ferguson Orchestra and is included in "The Complete Roulette Recordings” (Mosaic).
Peacocks, The - arr. Bill Holman Pennies From Heaven - arr. Lennie Niehaus Penthouse Dawn, A - Oliver Nelson
 This is a beautifully haunting melody, scored for bass clarinet soloist (opt.  This was the first chart arranged by Lennie to be recorded by Stan's band.  Oliver Nelson wrote the most beautiful melodies!! This is an alto saxophone feature and was recorded by Phil Woods and the Jazz Interactions Orchestra in 1967 (hear it on the Verve Jazz Masters 48 CD).
People - arr. Don Sebesky Polka Dots and Moonbeams - arr. Bill Holman Portrait Of A Count - Bill Russo
People - arr. Don Sebesky
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 Here is another fantastic trumpet feature for a fantastic trumpet player.  Arranged by Holman for Carl Fontana with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in the mid 50's.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks.
Promise of Dreams - Bob Curnow Reed Rapture - Stan Kenton Relative Calm, A - Oliver Nelson
Reed Rapture - Stan Kenton
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 This piece has been in the catalog for a while, but it has been totally recomposed and notated in Finale.  We are proud to publish another one of Stan Kenton's ground-breaking saxophone section features.    "(A) Relative Calm" is a beautiful ballad that features trumpet throughout.
Rendezvous At Sunset - Johnny Richards Rhapsody In Blue - arr. Bill Holman Roseland (MM2 The Big Street)
Roseland (MM2 The Big Street)
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 One of the things Johnny Richards did best was write gorgeous melodies (many just think of him as bombastic and obsessed with odd-meter things).  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Live at Brigham Young University",  this is a rare baritone saxophone solo feature throughout.  This is the second movement of the three-part suite titled The Big Street which was recorded on the album The Fabulous Bill Holman in 1957.
Ruby, My Dear - arr. Bill Holman Sadly - Don Sebesky Saffron (MM2 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow
Sadly - Don Sebesky
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 The new CD Brilliant Corners, as recorded by Bill Holman's Band, is taking the jazz world by storm! Here is one of the ballads on the recording, which contains all Thelonious Monk compositions as arranged by Holman.  This is movement 2 of Don's "Joyful Noise Suite" (a tribute to Duke Ellington).  This piece is a feature for solo flugelhorn (written for Fred Berry).
Sail to the Moon - Radiohead / arr. Omar Thomas Sax Accord - Fred Stride Serenade in Blue - arr. Bill Holman
Sax Accord - Fred Stride
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 This arrangement continues the Radiohead Jazz Project and adds another wonderful talent to the list of outstanding RJP writers.  Here is a wonderful section feature for saxophones in a ballad style.  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
Smith Named Greg, A - Hank Levy Softness - Les Hooper Something to Remind You  - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Softness - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $45.00
 This is a wonderful feature for baritone saxophone! It was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Kenton '76 CD.  Les has written a thoughtful, lovely Latin tune.  Here is another wonderful Bob Curnow arrangement of Metheny/Mays music.
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - Slide Hampton Stairway To The Stars - arr. Bill Holman Stardust - arr. Bill Holman
Stardust - arr. Bill Holman
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 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  Another terrific feature chart by Bill Holman.  This is a great chart on a great standard, originally recorded by the Terry Gibbs Band on the Dream Band CD.
Stardust - arr. Tommy Newsom Starfire - Benny Golson Stella by Starlight - arr. Bill Holman
Stardust - arr. Tommy Newsom
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Starfire - Benny Golson
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 As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.  One of Maynard's most beautiful ballads from the Dream Band period.  A great alto saxophone feature.
Stella By Starlight - arr. Johnny Richards Street of Dreams - arr. Stan Kenton Street Scene - arr. Gene Roland
 This is the bass trombone solo, as recorded (The Kenton Era) by George Roberts with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  Stan had a very definite style of arranging which, of course, was the basis of most of the music for his early bands.  This is the exact arrangement as played on the "Live at the Tropicana" by the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Summer of '42, Theme from the - arr. Tommy Newsom Sunset Glow - Benny Carter Sweetie Pie (Edited) (aka Easy Chair) - Don Sebesky
Sunset Glow - Benny Carter
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 This beautiful arrangement of the lovely popular Michel Legrand ballad was originally scored for the Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen.  As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter",  this is a beautiful ballad, written to feature trombone throughout.  This wonderful, quiet, Li'l Darlin'-ish chart was recorded by Maynard as Easy Chair.
There's A Small Hotel - arr. Bill Russo Thrill Is Gone, The - arr. Bill Mathieu Tiare - Ken Hanna
Tiare - Ken Hanna
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Sketches on Standards, this is a wonderful, creative arrangement of a great standard.  Many think that Standards in Silhouette was the most beautiful ballad album (available on CD from Sierra Music) ever recorded by the Kenton Band.  This is arguably the most beautiful piece ever written by Ken Hanna.
Time for Love, A - arr. Hank Levy Too Soon Tomorrow - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Two Shades Of Autumn - Joe Coccia
 This is another one of those charts which did not get commercially (or legally) recorded by the band.  Pat Metheny is the master at composing moving, gorgeous ballads, and Too Soon Tomorrow is no exception.  This is a beautiful ballad, exactly as recorded on the Rendezvous with Kenton album.
Walkin' By the River - arr. Joe Coccia Wannsee - Oliver Nelson Warm Valley - arr. Don Sebesky
Wannsee - Oliver Nelson
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 Joe Coccia added a lot of wonderful music to the Stan Kenton Library.    This lovely, beautiful, haunting melody features flute and flugelhorn as they each get the opportunity to state this captivating theme. Set in a slow “3” Latin-ish feel.  Don Sebesky has taken Ellington's melody and created a warm, sensuous chart which will be played for years to come.
Wave - arr. John LaBarbera We'll Be Together Again - arr. Lennie Niehaus When We're Together - Les Hooper
Wave - arr. John LaBarbera
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 Buddy Rich played this chart constantly! Features a great bass trombone solo on the tune.  Written by Stan in the late 50's, this chart is wonderful in its simplicity and melodic content.  As recorded on the Les Hooper Big Band's Anything Goes, this is a lovely, contemporary, rock ballad, which features alto saxophone throughout.
When You Go - arr. Geoff Keezer Willow Weep For Me - arr. Bill Mathieu Yesterdays - arr. Bill Holman
Yesterdays - arr. Bill Holman
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 An absolutely stunning feature for flugelhorn and piano!! The great bassist Ray Brown wrote this gorgeous bossa/ballad, and Geoff Keezer gave it his special, inventive touch.  Bill Mathieu's arrangements, done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, were some of the most beautiful pieces ever recorded by that band.  This is a wonderful feature for tenor saxophone (as recorded by Bill Perkins).
Yesterdays - arr. Johnny Richards You - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow You Go To My Head - arr. Bob Graettinger
  Originally arranged for George Roberts and the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Johnny Richards' treatment of the beautiful ballad "Yesterdays" is a bass trombone feature throughout.  You was originally recorded by the Pat Metheny Group on the CD Speaking of Now.  It is hard to explain the characteristic of this arrangement except to say that, even though Graettinger writes some very adventurous and futuristic textures and lines, you always know where and what the melody is.
You Love But Once - Oliver Nelson
 There may not be a more beautiful ballad anywhere in jazz ensemble literature.