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Abenlied
Retail Price: $11.50

Roland Brom has transcribed Haydn's string quartet music for AATB saxophone quartet. The range and timbre of this ensemble provides an appropriate vehicle for this classical chamber music. Scored at the grade 3 difficulty level, this setting works perfectly for recitals and solo festivals. Duration 4:20.  2 Altos, Tenors and Baritone Saxes
Air And Finale (from Water Music)
Retail Price: $11.50

Ideal for all performance settings and programs, this edition features the graceful Air and the rousing Finale from George Frederic Handel's famous Water Music.âˆThe difficulty falls well within the grade 3 range, and the scoring lies perfectly for all players. Total duration 3:25  AATB Saxophones
Air On The G String (from Orchestral Suite No. 3)
Retail Price: $7.95

Johann Sebastian Bach's famous air from his 3rd Orchestral Suite is arranged for traditional saxophone quartet in the key of concert Bb. This grade 3+ setting features an optional part for alto saxophone which can be used as a substitute for the soprano part. Duration 2:25.  S(A)ATB Saxes
America, The Beautiful
Retail Price: $95.00

Duration ca. 3:20   standard jazz ensemble 
Baby Elephant Walk (From The Paramount Picture Hatari!)
Retail Price: $9.95

This arrangement features the music of the great film composer Henry Mancini, as arranged by well-known film composer, Lennie Niehaus. The playful nature of this novelty song from the Paramount Picture Hatari transmits beautifully to the AATB instrumentation. Duration 2:35  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Back To The Basement
Retail Price: $52.00

This sizzling jazz shuffle featuring a great melody, crisp horn figures and big ensemble moments creates a lot of energy without making extreme demands on developing players. Solo sheets are included for all instruments, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:26.  standard jazz ensemble
Basie's Blues (w/Full Recording CD)
Retail Price: $55.00

Basie's Blues is a rousing medium tempo big band chart which also functions as a Basie-style piano feature. Arranger Russell Schmidt has crafted a unique three-horn harmonization (+ optional flute and clarinet) of the main theme, giving this piece a very distinctive sound. In addition to solo space for the pianist, there is a bass solo (although this solo can easily be moved to another instrument, if desired). Basie´s Blues is based on one of the easiest etudes from Jim Snidero´s "Easy Jazz Conception Series". 1st Tpt: A (above staff). Grade 3
Bill Bailey
Retail Price: $8.95

Popularized by countless jazz artists including Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Harry Connick Jr., this setting of the familiar tune features two key changes, lots of tutti writing to build confidence, and some fancy flourishes that'll keep audiences and players well engaged. Duration 1:25.     S(A)ATB Saxes
Blue Madness
Retail Price: $52.00

This straight-ahead swinger was written for medium easy groups, but will work perfectly with groups at many levels. The solid ensemble writing and the blues-based changes will appeal to more experienced groups as a great solo vehicle and will provide younger groups with the chance to learn some of the most important rhythmic figures in jazz. Solo sheets are included for less experienced soloists, and rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:22.  standard jazz ensemble
Blue Note Special
Retail Price: $52.00

A strong melody and solid rhythmic groove are the cornerstones of this brilliant original from Mike Tomaro. The alternating swing and shuffle styles in this blues-oriented chart command the attention of every member of the band. Trombone and tenor take separate solos midway through, then near the end trade fours, then twos, then solo together; written lines are provided for players lacking improvisation experience. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:30.  standard jazz ensemble
Brasilia
Retail Price: $95.00

Muted trumpets, a breezy bossa style, and unison and harmonized sax solis are the highlights in this classic Nestico excursion. Tenor sax is given the solo work, and the chart finishes loud and strong.   standard jazz ensemble plus 2 F horns, tuba & opt. vocal
Brew Bossa
Retail Price: $55.00

This chart is great for young bands but also perfect for professional dance bands. The optional instruments are skillfully used to add color and interest. Solos for trumpet and alto. Medium Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos.
Christmas Jazz Favorites #1
Retail Price: $19.50

In this well-crafted suite featuring moderate swing, ballad, jazz waltz and bright swing styles, a good mix of solo, duo and tutti passages guarantees that every player shares the spotlight. Abundant articulations help ensure a stylistically solid performance, and dramatic moments throughout create momentum and excitement. Total duration 8:00. O Come All Ye Faithful; The First Noel; It Came Upon The Midnight Clear; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen S(A)ATB Saxes
Christmas Jazz Favorites #2
Retail Price: $18.50

In this well-crafted suite featuring moderate swing, ballad and bright swing styles, a good mix of solo, duo and tutti passages guarantees that every player shares the spotlight. Abundant articulations help ensure a stylistically solid performance, and dramatic moments throughout create momentum and excitement. Total duration 8:00. We Three Kings; Cantique De Noel; Angels We Have Heard On High S(A)ATB Saxes
Christmas Jazz Favorites #3
Retail Price: $20.50

Each tune in this suite is stylistically distinct from the others-- swing in the first, ballad in the second, jazz waltz in the third, and bright swing in the last. Dynamics and articulations are marked to ensure an idiomatic performance. O Little Town Of Bethlehem; 12 Days Of Christmas; Rise Up Shepherds; Jingle Bells S(A)ATB Saxes
Christmas Jazz Medley
Retail Price: $11.50

In this well-crafted arrangement featuring moderate swing, ballad and bright swing styles, a good mix of solo, duo and tutti passages guarantees that every player shares the spotlight. Abundant articulations help ensure a stylistically solid performance, and several dramatic moments create momentum and excitement. Duration ca. 3:30. It Came Upon The Midnight Clear; Hark! The Herald Angels; Jingle Bells S(A)ATB Saxes
Colonel Bogey March
Retail Price: $12.50

This spirited British march of 1916, popularized in the film Bridge Over the River Kwai, comes alive in this setting for sax quartets. Melodic responsibilities pass from part to part to sustain player interest, and the cheery nature of the music itself will score a big hit with listeners.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Doo-Dat Blues
Retail Price: $55.00

Hard-swinging shuffle that is reminiscent of those great Thad Jones charts. Solos are for piano and alto, but it can easily be opened up for other soloists. Young bands and professionals alike will have fun with this swinging minor blues. Medium Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos.
Ek's Dilemma
Retail Price: $55.00

This slow funk groove uses similar chord changes as "Autumn Leaves". Russ Schmidt uses the optional vibes, guitar, French horn, flute, and clarinet in interesting ways to color the usual big band sound. The chart features an alto saxophone solo and a quasi stop-time solo for either piano or guitar. A contrapuntal shout chorus takes us home. Medium Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos.
Emerald Isle, The
Retail Price: $12.50

Four Irish classics make up this medley for saxophone quartet. A lively 9/8 fiddle tune, Barney Bralligan, sets the opening pace, followed by the familiar Hush Little Baby and the plaintiff air The Minstrel Boy. The piece closes with Gary Owen, a beautiful ballad commemorating bravery in the historic battles with England. Total duration 4:00. Barney Bralligan; Hush Little Baby; The Minstrel Boy; Gary Owen AATB Saxes
Essential Rhythms For Jazz Ensemble
Retail Price: $52.00

A key component of any successful jazz ensemble is a strong sense of rhythm. For this, musicians must not only be able to execute rhythmic figures properly, but must also be able to play appropriate stylistic articulations. This exciting set of full-group exercises featuring swing, rock and Latin rhythms is organized in a series of four-bar phrases for each style, and comes with a score and enough parts for big bands with standard personnel. An added bonus is that one phrase in each style section is designed for improvisation practice, making this material ideal for daily warm-us.  standard jazz ensemble
Fallingwater
Retail Price: $52.00

Over the years George Shutack has penned many beautiful ballads and this one is no exception. Showcasing a trumpet or flugelhorn soloist, lush voicings create a perfect setting for the lyrical melody. A written solo for piano is also included, and the rhythm section parts are notated. Duration 3:36.  standard jazz ensemble
First Flight
Retail Price: $55.00

Contemporary straight-eighth "Maiden Voyage" feel. This chart takes up where "Suspended Animation" left off. Uses same two suspended chords and adds a bridge. There is space for anyone in the band to solo. To help the beginning improviser, the composer has included some brief "Notes on the Improvised Sections". In addition this chart is correlated with material found in Vol. 1 of the Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series. Medium easy Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out.
Good Night In New Orleans, A
Retail Price: $52.00

The driving New Orleans street beat will have everyone feeling the groove while the winds carry blues-drenched lines. This chart includes a drum solo and an open solo section. Duration 2:55.  standard jazz ensemble
Hale-Bopp Bebop
Retail Price: $55.00

Musical quotes are sprinkled throughout this medium swing chart - most obvious being Charlie Parker´s "Ornithology" that is used in the opening of the sax soli. The out chorus features skillfully written call and resonse figures between the trumpet soloist and the rest of the band. Solos are provided for tenor sax, trumpet and trombone. Medium Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos.
Happenstance
Retail Price: $55.00

The sax section gets a chance to shine in a very playable soli that weaves in and out of brass punches. This chart makes a perfect vehicle to showcase the saxophone section. Solos for piano and trumpet. Medium This series is based on tunes from two popular Advance Music publications ("Reading Key Jazz Rhythms" and "The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series"). We asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 tpts, 3 tbns and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clar., F horn, guitar and aux. perc. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 tpts, 1 tbns, and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos.
Hava Nagila
Retail Price: $11.50

With universal appeal that has transcended its ethnic origin, this Israeli folk song will be a great favorite with saxophone quartets and their audiences alike. Following customary practice, the tempo of the last 20 bars increases steadily for a rousing finish. Duration 1:15.  AATB Saxophones
In A Fall Foliage Funk
Retail Price: $55.00

This slow funk groove uses similar chord changes as "Autumn Leaves". Russ Schmidt uses the optional vibes, guitar, French horn, flute, and clarinet in interesting ways to color the usual big band sound. The chart features an alto saxophone solo and a quasi stop-time solo for either piano or guitar. A contrapuntal shout chorus takes us home. Medium Advance Music is proud to present our new Groovin Easy Series. We´ve taken 10 tunes from two popular Advance Music publications (Reading Key Jazz Rhythms and The Ramon Ricker Improvisation Series) and asked our writers to give us creative and musically challenging charts that are also playable by young bands. To the normal big band instrumentation of 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones and rhythm section we´ve added optional parts for flute, clarinet, French horn, guitar and auxiliary percussion. In addition, each chart is written to sound full with a reduced instrumentation of only 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, 1 trombone and rhythm section. The brass ranges are reasonable with the lead trumpet never going above a written C and the rhythm section parts are carefully notated and thought-out. There is plenty of room for improvising, but just in case we´ve provided written solos.
Irish Suite (Out of Stock - Available Soon)
Retail Price: $12.50

Featuring three great favorites from the Emerald Isle, the gentle midsection in 3/4 contrasts beautifully with the energetic opening and closing themes in 6/8. Duration 3:55 Kerry Dance; Lullaby; Irish Washerwoman 2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Island Breeze
Retail Price: $52.00

This laidback cha-cha will cool off any program with its smooth groove and infectious melody. A written solo for first tenor is provided, but in his score notes Mike gives directors the option of extending the solo section if they wish. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:50.  standard jazz ensemble
Just For Show
Retail Price: $9.95

A perennial favorite for over 25 years, this bright swing original (quarter note = 184) includes ample articulations to help players deliver an exciting and stylistically authentic performance. Aside from a few 2-bar written solos in each part, tutti scoring is used throughout. Duration 3:05  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Last Lap, The
Retail Price: $52.00

This solid jazz shuffle will serve as a wonderful opener or closer for your next program. Solid ensemble writing and a strong melody will make it popular with players and audiences alike, and the open solo section may be repeated as often as desired -- written solos are provided for all, but students should be encouraged to develop their own. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:00.  standard jazz ensemble
Latin Heat
Retail Price: $45.00

Supported by a driving Latin feel, this pleasing original with a flowing melody and open solo section (written solos provided) is a great concert choice! Duration 3:42.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes
Let It Snow
Retail Price: $11.50

In this creative setting of the great holiday favorite, the lead line moves often from one part to another so every member of the group feels vital and fully engaged. Well-placed trills, glissandos and grace notes add decorative flair, and the closing Jingle Bells excerpt provides an especially satisfying finish. Duration 2:45  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Living In A Dream
Retail Price: $52.00

With a haunting melody and lush ensemble voicings, this beautiful ballad will be the perfect showcase for your trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax or trombone soloist. Written solo lines are provided for players lacking improvisation experience, and in his score notes Doug specifies the section parts that may be omitted to cover the solo part if your personnel is limited. Rhythm section parts are notated. Duration 2:30.  standard jazz ensemble
Londonderry Air
Retail Price: $7.95

Frank Halferty's grade 3 setting of the classic Irish ballad will be a welcome addition to the literature for sax quartets. With its beautiful lines, rich harmonies and contrasting textures, it makes the perfect selection for festival performances. Duration ca. 1:50.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes
Louisiana Hot Sauce
Retail Price: $52.00

George Shutack really captures the spirit of New Orleans in this festive original for advancing bands. The street beat in the rhythm section and the blues inflected melody combine to create a feel that will put both the band and audience in a Mardi Gras mood. The solo section can be opened up as desired (written lines provided), and your drummer gets to take the chart out with a 12-bar solo before the final shout. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:56.  standard jazz ensemble
Mr. Basket
Retail Price: $95.00

Most of the solo work in this fun-loving original for developing bands is carried by lead alto -- for players lacking improvisation confidence or experience, written solo lines are provided with chord changes. The rest of the chart features a recap of the main ensemble theme, an open guitar solo, and a final fortissimo statement played by all. Duration 3:55.  standard jazz ensemble (Kendor Konvertible for 9-17 players)
Musical Postcards (10 Saxophone Quartets From Around The World)
Retail Price: $16.50

This collection is a wonderful resource for developing quartets. Containing 10 classics and folk songs from around the world, along with a few Halferty originals, these settings provide all the elements of great performance literature. Sequoia (Halferty); The Knight's Tale (Halferty); Minuet (L. Mozart); Ode To Joy (Beethoven); Czeck Folk Song (traditional); Musette (Bach); Russian Folk Song (Beethoven); Scottish Ballad (Halferty); Whistle, Daughter, Whistle (traditional); A Capital Ship (folk song) AATB Saxes
Nasty Bit Of Blues, A
Retail Price: $52.00

Commissioned by the Loveland, Ohio, Music Boosters for their high school jazz band, this blues tune gives directors a great opportunity to teach developing ensembles many of the most basic swing figures. A strong melody, an open solo section (written parts provided for all instruments on a separate solo sheet), and abundant full group work make for winning combination in anyone's book. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:00.  standard jazz ensemble
Next Big Thing, The
Retail Price: $52.00

A relentless hip-hop groove drives this upbeat original by Bret Zvacek. Add a catchy melody and an open solo section (written lines provided), and you have a chart that will be a big hit with bands and audiences alike. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble
Ode To Joy
Retail Price: $11.50

In this fresh version of Ludwig van Beethoven's classic theme for grade 3 groups, the lead melodic line is carried by every member of the quartet at one time or another, accompanied by a variety of creative accompaniment figures. Paying careful attention to articulations and dynamic changes will be especially important here for best performance results. This adaptation is scored for 2 alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. Duration 2:45.  AATB Saxes
Pink Panther, The
Retail Price: $20.00

Henry Mancini's famous movie theme serves as outstanding material for small jazz groups. In this well-crafted version, an open solo section follows a straightforward presentation of the theme and rhythm section parts are partially notated with chords cued. Long falls in the horn parts definitely contribute to the fun-loving spirit of this easy swing tune.    3 horns (trumpet or alto sax, alto or tenor sax, trombone or tenor sax) & rhythm section
Plunger Power
Retail Price: $45.00

The plunger has been an important effect in jazz since Duke Ellington's band made it a staple in their repertoire. This swing chart gives developing groups a great chance to learn about this unique technique, and blues-based changes allow for plenty of plunger solo action(solo sheets for less experienced soloists are provided). Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 2:38.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, horn in F, tuba and vibes
Red Bank Express, The
Retail Price: $52.00

Written in the style of the great Count Basie Orchestra and titled in reference to Basie's birthplace (Red Bank, NJ), this swingin' original features plenty of great ensemble work and an open section for improvised solos (written lines provided). Highlights include a sax soli, shout chorus, and a Basie piano signature just before the final chords. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:15.  standard jazz ensemble
Rent Party
Retail Price: $52.00

An irresistible cha-cha rhythm starts in the opening bar and never lets up in this great Latin tune at the medium easy level. The open written or ad lib solo section uses the two-chord vamp popularized by Benny Golson's Killer Joe, and in his score notes Tomaro encourages students to make some noise to liven up the party mood he intended. Rhythm section parts are fully notated and should be played as written except where indicated. Duration ca. 5:00.  standard jazz ensemble
Roundhouse
Retail Price: $45.00

Commissioned by friends and parents of the Gower Middle School band program in Burr Ridge, IL, this solid blues chart contains great ensemble writing that keeps everyone involved. While the open solo section gives students a chance to improvise over a standard blues progression, sample solos are provided for all. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 3:15.  standard jazz ensemble (playable by 12-17 pieces) with opt. flute, clarinet, F horn, tuba & vibes
Salamanca Samba
Retail Price: $52.00

From the opening notes to the final chord, this Latin scorcher bristles with excitement. The combination of a strong melody, samba groove, and plenty of full ensemble work make it an ideal program opener or closer. Written lines for the open solo section are provided for all instruments, but improvisation should be encouraged. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration 4:03.  standard jazz ensemble
Say What You Mean
Retail Price: $52.00

The title of this chart is a play on words referring to the Thad Jones classic Mean What You Say. Penned as a tribute to Thad, this is an accessible original in a relaxed swing style. Written or ad lib solos can be played by anyone in the open section, and following that a unique version of the melody is presented by harmon and cup-muted trumpets paired with altos and tenors. Rhythm section parts are notated with chords cued. Duration ca. 6:00.  standard jazz ensemble
Simple Gifts
Retail Price: $11.50

This charming Shaker dance tune from 1848 is presented here in a theme-and-variations format using a variety of keys and time signatures. The resulting series of mood changes keeps players interested and audiences attentive. An added bonus is that each part makes a significant contribution to the success of any performance. Duration ca. 3:55.  2 Altos, Tenor and Baritone Saxes