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'Round Midnight - (Alto Sax Feature) - (Alto Sax Feature)
Retail Price: $50.00

Few jazz ballads have been performed as consistently as this Thelonious Monk gem. Mike's version is a solo vehicle for alto sax and includes a double time feel that alternates with the traditional ballad tempo. Beautiful lines and striking harmonies help create a real standout arrangement.
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Retail Price: $60.00

Professional Editions – Grade 5

In honor of our departed friend, here is a classic arrangement Frank wrote in 1994. It was commissioned by the USAF Airmen of Note and features bass trombone and flugel. Beautiful melodies and tender moments – just like Tooth.
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Retail Price: $40.00

One of the prettiest ballads ever written. Roger's carefully crafted arrangement for younger groups is lushly scored for the full ensemble.
After the Love Has Gone
Retail Price: $50.00

This memorable hit recorded by Earth, Wind, & Fire provides some of the nicest harmonies in today's music.  This outstanding ballad featuring Flugel and Alto Sax is the perfect addition to any program.
Ballad for a Blue Horn - Feature for Alto Sax or Trumpet - Feature for Alto Sax or Trumpet
Retail Price: $40.00

Grade 2

Written in an even 8th note ballad style, this smooth sounding original can be used to feature either an alto sax or trumpet soloist. Scored to sound full with beginning groups, this makes a nice change-of-pace number for any concert. Dur: 3:30
Can't Help Falling In Love
Retail Price: $35.00

This Elvis Presley classic is arranged here in the style of a rock ballad and features a short written-out trumpet solo in the beginning. The melody is skillfully woven between all sections of the band and no ad lib. solos are required.
Christmas Song, The (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Retail Price: $50.00

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire'...Let your group shine with Paul Jennings' tasty setting of this lush holiday ballad.  A proven winner.
Come Sail Away
Retail Price: $40.00

Recorded by the group Styx in 1977, this chart opens in a rock ballad style featuring a solo alto sax. The mood then shifts to a driving rock pulse featuring the brass on the powerful strains of the chorus. Solid rock and roll for young players!
Come Sunday
Retail Price: $45.00

Jazz Ensemble Library – Grade 4

From America's jazz master, Duke Ellington, comes this hauntingly beautiful ballad. Mike's outstanding setting features a lush ensemble sound plus solos for alto and piano.
Crystal Silence
Retail Price: $50.00

Recorded in 1972, Chick Corea's Return to Forever album is recognized as one of the landmark albums of jazz fusion. Along with the jazz standard “La Fiesta,” the mesmerizing ballad introduced on this album was “Crystal Silence.” Mike Tomaro does a marvelous job of maintaining the ethereal and lush qualities of the original in this outstanding setting for jazz ensemble. A stunning choice for contest or festivals.
Don't Know Why
Retail Price: $40.00

Discovery Jazz – Grade 1.5

Here is a nicely scored arrangement of Norah Jones' award-winning hit designed for beginning players. The opening verse can be played either by a sax solo or as a section feature. Later, the brass get a taste of the melody and there is a short written (opt. ad lib.) solo for trumpet. Very smooth!
Don't Stop Believin'
Retail Price: $45.00

From the group Journey, this power ballad from 1981 has enjoyed renewed popularity thanks to the hit TV series Glee as well as multiple uses in film and even on Broadway. Sure to be a hit again!
Duke Ellington's Sound of Love
Retail Price: $50.00

Charles Mingus' distinctive take on the classic Ellingtonian ballad style provides a beautiful showcase for a variety of soloists, as well as lush full ensemble scoring. Also included is an optional solo for flute or piano.
Early Autumn
Retail Price: $45.00

Woody Herman made this tune famous with its lush ballad style. This excellent arrangement for young bands features the entire sax section as well as a brief written solo for alto. Nicely scored to sound rich and full for the entire ensemble.
For All We Know
Retail Price: $60.00

As performed by Carmen McRae (including the spoken intro), here is John Clayton's sensitive and gorgeous version of For All We Know. The rich ensemble accompaniment is as much a part of the arrangement as the vocal solo. (Requires woodwind doubles on flute, clarinets and bass clarinet)
For Lena and Lennie
Retail Price: $45.00

Here is a wonderful medium swing ballad based on the version Quincy Jones wrote for Count Basie, and also recorded on Quincy's own album “Quintessence.” The saxes lead the way to start with, followed by lush, full ensemble writing throughout, plus a short trumpet solo. This very playable arrangement is a perfect “down” number for any contest or festival. (Cherry Lane Music)
Georgia on My Mind
Retail Price: $40.00

Grade 1.5

This enduring standard by Hoagy Carmichael continues to sound fresh year after year. The notable recording by Ray Charles with it's lush harmonies and bluesy ballad style is hinted at in this easy setting for jazz ensemble. The short solos for trumpet, sax, and trombone may also be played as section features. Great for developing balances and ensemble playing. Dur: 1:45
God Bless' the Child
Retail Price: $40.00

One of the most soulful ballads ever written, this standard has been recorded by artists ranging from Billie Holiday to Blood, Sweat & Tears. Rick's easy arrangement features rich harmonies with full ensemble writing. A short written solo is included for any sax, but no improvised solos are required.
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Retail Price: $60.00

This is probably Charles Mingus' best-known composition. Sy Johnson's updated chart is the authentic version as performed by the Mingus Big Band on the CD “Blues and Politics.”
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Retail Price: $50.00

Here is a beautiful arrangement of Charles Mingus' signature ballad, featuring altos and trumpets playing the melody off the top, then later joined by the entire ensemble. Sample written solos are provided for the short solo or soli spots for trumpet and trombone. A jazz classic!
Harlem Nocturne
Retail Price: $50.00

This legendary alto sax feature is available in its original version with full score and our careful editing.
Harlem Nocturne
Retail Price: $45.00

The ultimate Alto Sax feature!  John Berry makes it work for younger groups in this well-written chart.  Guaranteed winner.
Harlem Nocturne
Retail Price: $40.00

This haunting ballad from the '40s received notoriety as the theme song for television's Mike Hammer. The saxophone section takes the spotlight here while the brass add background figures to spice things up. Also included is a solo or soli section for saxes. (Includes CD)
Heart and Soul
Retail Price: $50.00

You probably think you know this song...that is until you hear John Clayton's arrangement! He includes the rarely played verse, along with a slow ballad tempo and gorgeous woodwind colors to create a masterpiece for the jazz ensemble. This chart goes to show that good jazz isn't always loud and fast! In addition, Mr. Clayton's harmonic palette is nothing short of stunning. (no solos required) Recorded by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on “Heart And Soul.”
Here's That Rainy Day
Retail Price: $45.00

Featuring an easy solo for alto sax, here's one of the great slow jazz ballads of all time.  A best-seller.
Hey Jude
Retail Price: $40.00

Timeless rock ballad from the Beatles! John's solid arrangement will bring out the best in your young group with a chart that is creative as well as appealing.
Hey Jude
Retail Price: $35.00

Skillfully arranged for beginning groups, every section of the band gets a chance to play the melody on this Beatles classic. Written in a rock ballad style, this tutti style arrangement requires no soloists. (Includes full performance CD)
Hour of Darkness
Retail Price: $50.00

Here is a unique and somewhat moody ballad featuring trombone lead. The colorful rhythm section scoring and rich harmonic structure make this an appealing change of pace for festivals or concerts.
I Believe I Can Fly
Retail Price: $45.00

Featured in the hit movie Space Jam (starring Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny) this hit by R. Kelly has become an enduring pop ballad. Including solos for piano and alto sax, this is a great choice for change of pace programming for jazz ensemble.
I Dreamed a Dream (from Les MisÚrables)
Retail Price: $45.00

Here's the touching ballad from the landmark musical (and recent motion picture) Les Misérables in a nicely paced and solidly scored arrangement for young jazz ensembles. A beautiful change of pace for any occasion.

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I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
Retail Price: $45.00

Here's a classic Ellington ballad cast for small band and featuring tenor sax. Wonderful reharmonizations and skilled scoring.
I Have Dreamed - (from The King and I) - (from The King and I)
Retail Price: $50.00

From The King and I, this fabulous melody has been adopted by countless singers and jazz artists. In this setting, Mike Tomaro makes skillful use of colors and textures to create a lush-sounding ballad for the entire ensemble.
I Remember Clifford
Retail Price: $45.00

Grade 3. (Vax)
I Remember Clifford
Retail Price: $50.00

Benny Golson's tribute to Clifford Brown has been a jazz favorite for years, and in the hands of Sammy Nestico you won't find a better feature for trumpet or flugelhorn. Silky smooth!
I Will Always Love You
Retail Price: $40.00

This signature ballad by Whitney Houston is one she'll always be remembered for. Here is a great-sounding arrangement by John Berry that features a solo for alto sax, tasteful ensemble accompaniment lines, and later a short solo for trumpet. Nice change-of-pace programming.
I'll Be Around
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Mike Tomaro's tasteful rendering of this classic ballad from Alec Wilder features subtle reharmonizations and a lush orchestration. Includes solo space for trumpet and piano.
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Retail Price: $40.00

What a beautiful way to add a little holiday cheer to your Winter concert. Written in a ballad style, there are short solos for alto sax and trumpet along with a very effective modulation with the full ensemble.
I'll Be There
Retail Price: $35.00

Recorded by the Jackson 5, this was a number one hit in 1970 and again in 1992 recorded by Mariah Carey. This easy ballad is a nice change of pace for beginning bands that everyone can enjoy.
Imagine
Retail Price: $40.00

Since being released in 1971, John Lennon's poignant and sensitive song remains relevant and popular today. John Berry's arrangement for young players is in the style of a rock ballad, with a contemporary feel and skillfully passing the melody from section to section. Requires no solos.

ScorePlay - click to view score with recording.
In a Sentimental Mood
Retail Price: $50.00

Mike Tomaro has beautifully adapted this well-known Ellington classic to feature Tenor Sax. With flowing melodies and a lush orchestration this is the perfect ballad for contests or festivals.
In a Sentimental Mood
Retail Price: $40.00

Celebrate the centennial of the Duke's birthday with this outstanding easy setting of one of his best-known ballads.  Nicely scored for an effective performance by inexperienced bands.
Ja-Da
Retail Price: $45.00

Sammy has done a masterful job with this early jazz classic.  Written specifically wtih younger players in mind, this one is guaranteed to boost your band's confidence level and help them sound terrific.
Just the Way You Are
Retail Price: $45.00

One of Billy Joel's all time biggest hits, beautifully adapted for young jazz ensemble by Roger Holmes.  Included is a sax soli based on Phil Wood's famous solo as well as nicely scored ensemble sections.
Lament
Retail Price: $50.00

A tribute to one of the greatest jazz trombonists ever, here is a beautiful arrangement of J.J. Johnson's “Lament”. Fittingly, the trombones are featured as a section for the first part of the arrangement followed by a solo for piano. A wonderful ballad!
Love Matters the Most - (Tenor Sax Feature) - (Tenor Sax Feature)
Retail Price: $50.00

Here is a wonderfully sensitive jazz ballad that features a tenor sax soloist throughout. Mark uses woodwind doubles (optional) and lush harmonies with muted brass textures in creating this stunningly beautiful work.

Recorded by the Bias Big Band at Bias Studios, Springfield, VA – Bob Dawson, engineer

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Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?) - Alto Sax Feature - Alto Sax Feature
Retail Price: $50.00

Master craftsman Sammy Nestico has beautifully arranged this familiar standard as a solo feature for alto sax. Starting out in a slow ballad style, the solo section shifts to a double time feel. Lush harmonies and powerful full band passages complement the soloist in this outstanding arrangement.
Mood Indigo
Retail Price: $35.00

What better way to introduce the magic of Duke Ellington to your beginning players than with this very easy version of one of the Duke's most revered standards. The style of the original version is preserved with the opening small group statement (alto, tenor, 2 trumpets, and trombone). From there the tune is passed alternately to the full ensemble, sax section, brass section, and finally back to the small group. A real gem!
Moon River
Retail Price: $40.00

Henry Mancini was a master of melodies and this is one of his best. Rick's easy arrangement is in 3/4 and features skillful scoring and rich harmonies.
My Funny Valentine
Retail Price: $45.00

Feature a trumpet or flugel on this creative arrangement of a timeless standard. Written in a ballad style, this chart also features nice ensemble scoring and a brief very easy section in 3/4. This terrific setting for younger groups deserves to be in every band's library.
My Heart Will Go On
Retail Price: $45.00

Here's the beautiful love ballad from Titanic as recorded by Celine Dion. Roger's sensitive chart features an Alto Sax solo at the top and skillful scoring throughout. This one is a must for your next concert!