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Adeste Fideles - arr. Rich DeRosa Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow All The Things You Are - arr. Gerry Mulligan
   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.  Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.  One of those mystery charts that hardly anyone knows about, this chart is a beauty.
Back In Time - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow Ballad for Benny - Oliver Nelson Bari Things You Do, The - Geoff Keezer
 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).  Geoff's original music is the best! It is unique, very melodic and extremely interesting.
Beat 70 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Checkpoint Charlie (Edited) - Edited by Bob Curnow Chicken Polo - Les Hooper
Chicken Polo - Les Hooper
Retail Price: $50.00
   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   Full of up-tempo energy, Oliver masterfully intertwines the melody in the saxophones with counter-lines from the brass to create an incredible tapestry of sound.  A terrific funk chart! Lots of space for optional solos.
Children of the Sun - Bob Curnow Come Fly With Me - arr. Billy Byers Cool School Dropout - Les Hooper
 This is a completely re-composed and re-notated (in Finale) version of a piece that has been in the catalog for a while.  The Count Basie Orchestra performed the music of Billy Byers for many, many years. His arrangement of "Come Fly With Me" is recorded on the Basie album Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra. Set in an up-tempo swing feel, Byers hits it hard from bar 1 and doesn't let up until the end of the chart.  This is exactly as recorded on the Hooper CD "Out of the Woods.
Count Me In (Pro) - Billy Byers Country Boy, A - arr. Bill Holman Cross Currents - Ellen Rowe
Cross Currents - Ellen Rowe
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 Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.  Sierra continues to find the lost treasures from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  What a wonderful jazz chart! The theme is stated with a bossa nova feel by tenor and flugelhorn, followed by exciting ensemble sections (highest trpt.
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman Dynaflow - Stan Kenton, Art Pepper Et Si C'Etait La Fin - Metheny / arr. Curnow
Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
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 Bill Holman titled this one after the signs which used to be in the old-time dance halls around the country.  A true Kenton Classic. Set in a contemporary pop/swing feel, this arrangement makes a wonderful contrast to any program.
Filigree - Fred Stride Fire Within, The - Jamey Simmons First Noel, The - arr. Bob Curnow
Filigree - Fred Stride
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 Here is a chance to dazzle your audiences and  show off the Trumpet Section, without a lot of hassle.  Here is a very clever and catchy original Latin composition from one of our newer composers, Jamey Simmons.  Curnow has adapted the amazing vocal arrangements of David Maddux for the jazz ensemble.
For The Li'l Ones - Bob Curnow Go, Tell It on The Mountain - arr. Ted Wilson God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Ted Wilson
 Here is a wonderful "Basie-ish" chart with a catchy melody set in an easy-swing tempo.  A medium latin groove setting for a marvelous trombone solo on the melody.  A loping, swinging version, featuring alto saxophone throughout.
Good King Wenceslas - arr. Ted Wilson Greasin' the Skids - Jamey Simmons Hark, the Herald Angels Sing - arr. Rich DeRosa
 A wonderfully fresh and inventive funk chart (Yup!).  New to Sierra Music, composer/arranger Jamey Simmons brings a great, new original, "Greasin' the Skids", set to a New Orleans 2nd Line Feel (with momentary switches to a swing feel).   "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" is a light, happy, easy-swing chart that is playable by most any band.
Havin' A Good Time - Les Hooper Here to Stay - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Hexagon Mat Dance - Les Hooper
 The title says it all! Your band and your audience will have a good time with this chart by Les! It is a Latin-rock setting of a very hiptune.   Set as an easy-going rock feel, this Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays composition is sure to be a band and audience favorite.  As recorded on Les' LP Dorian Blue (Churchill Records).
Hey, Jealous Lover - arr. Billy Byers Honeybee - Aaron Hedenstrom How Do I Look In Blue? - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Honeybee - Aaron Hedenstrom
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 Many have tried, but few have been able to match the incredible swing that happens when you combine Billy Byers' arranging with the Count Basie Orchestra. Originally recorded on the Basie album Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra, "Hey, Jealous Lover" is a medium-swing chart that will excite your band and audiences alike!    This is a lovely, cool, easy-swing chart that explores linear material as written for and recorded by the North Texas One O'clock Lab Band (Lab 2013).  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
I'll Be Seeing You - arr. Bob Curnow I'll Be Seeing You - arr. Willie Maiden I'll Never Smile Again - arr. Billy Byers
 This was originally arranged as a vocal chart and has been published to also feature vocal or any one of a number of soloists (your choice).  Short, sweet and swingin'! Willie Maiden's arrangement of "I'll Be Seeing You" packs a whopper in a tiny box, making this chart perfect as an encoure closer for any set. As recorded by Maynard Ferguson and his orchestra on the album Dancing Sessions, Willie's arrangement makes great use of the trombone section as they carry the melody upfront before passing it around to the rest of the band.  Billy Byers' arrangement of "I'll Never Smile Again" will take you back to a time when dancing to a slow swing tune, played by a live big band in a ballroom filled with amazing sounds, was the absolute best part of any weekend. Originally recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album Frankly Basie: Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra, Byers' arrangement uses the full ensemble to state the melody complete with a scattering of Basie fills, followed by a written out piano solo.
I'm Glad There Is You - arr. Stan Kenton I've Never Been In Love Before - arr. Lennie Niehaus If I Could (Pro) - 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.  Pat plays this at just about every concert of the Group.
In The Wee Small Hours (Pro) - arr. Billy Byers Interlude - Pete Rugolo Intermission Riff - Ray Wetzel
Interlude - Pete Rugolo
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 As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the album "Frankly Basie; Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra," this arrangement by Billy Byers is a fantastic medium-slow swing tune. Recorded in 1947 and included in the Milestones LP, this piece is a gorgeous melody (one of Pete's best known).  This is the original version of the tune recorded in 1946, and also included in the Milestones LP.
Into the Light - Fred Stride Introduction to a Samba - arr. Bob Curnow It's Just Talk - Metheny / arr. Houghton & Warrington
Into the Light - Fred Stride
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 Fred has created a highly original Rock/Fusion piece,  which uses a recurring bass line and wonderful counterpoint throughout.  Originally recorded by Cannonball Adderley on his album Domination and inspired by Oliver Nelson, Bob Curnow's adaptation/arrangement of "Introduction to a Samba" features the alto saxophone and trumpet duet stating the melody supported by a traditional samba feel. Percussion Ensemble version of this great Metheny tune.
J&B (Edited) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow Kansas City Suite Kelly's Theme - Bob Curnow
Kansas City Suite
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Kelly's Theme - Bob Curnow
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 This Oliver Nelson melody was originally recorded with a small group. The Kansas City Suite, composed by Benny Carter, was recorded by the Count.  A ballad for Solo Trumpet, this is an ideal selection for your festival requirements.
Kilimanjaro - Oliver Nelson Kingfish - Bill Holman Lamp is Low, The - arr. Ernie Wilkins
Kilimanjaro - Oliver Nelson
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Kingfish - Bill Holman
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  Originally recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album Afrique, “Kilimanjaro” is a mesmerizing, easy-feeling Latin composition which pulses along by the constant tumbao bass groove and infectious percussion.  This is one of Holman's best loved (and most often played) charts.  Ernie Wilkins has created a swinging version of this great classic tune.
Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus Letter from Home (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Like Someone In Love - arr. Vern Sielert
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.  Metheny's ballads are beautiful and haunting.  Originally recorded by the North Texas University 2 O'Clock Band, Vern Sielert's arrangement of "Like Someone In Love" is set in an even-eighths Latin feel.
Little Peace, A - David Springfield Lover Man - arr. Bill Holman Lullaby Waltz - Bob Curnow
Lover Man - arr. Bill Holman
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Lullaby Waltz - Bob Curnow
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 Sierra Music is happy to add David Springfield to their long list of distinguished composers and arrangers.  This chart was originally written for Charlie Parker to perform with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  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.
Miles Back - Les Hooper Missing You (pro version) - Fred Stride Moon River - arr. Billy Byers
Miles Back - Les Hooper
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Moon River - arr. Billy Byers
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 This is exactly as recorded on the new Les Hooper Big Band CD "Out of the Woods.  Fred wrote this version first, before creating the shorter, easier version.  As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album "This Time By Basie," Billy Byers has arranged a wonderful, easy-swinging masterpiece. This is a terrific, classic big band chart that belongs in every library right alongside "I Can't Stop Loving You," Nice 'n' Easy" and "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."
Moten Swing - arr. Ernie Wilkins Mountain Greenery - arr. Bob Curnow My Funny Valentine - arr. Willie Maiden
 There have been a lot of published charts on this tune, but this is the original version as played by and recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra.  Bob Curnow has created a wonderful "nonet" chart (6 horns, 3 rhythm) on this great Rodgers and Hart tune.  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.
Nimbus - arr. Bob Curnow One Morning in May - Allan Ganley Patience - Fred Sturm
Nimbus - arr. Bob Curnow
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Patience - Fred Sturm
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 A typical, great tune of the Yellowjackets in a very playable arrangement.    Here is a free swinging, remarkable chart from a new writer for Sierra. Allan Ganley's reputation and legacy in England drew our attention to this marvelous arrangement of "One Morning in May."  This new, original piece by the great Fred Sturm features drum set throughout in a modern swing tune that winds through many different feels.
Penthouse Dawn, A - Oliver Nelson Phase Dance - Metheny / arr. Houghton & Warrington Pirouette - Shorty Rogers
Pirouette - Shorty Rogers
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 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). A Percussion Ensemble version of this wonderful Metheny piece.  Shorty Rogers was very well known for his "nonet" charts (6 horns, 3 rhythm), and this was one of his best-loved compositions.
Powder Puff - Shorty Rogers Relative Calm, A - Oliver Nelson Revival - Dan Haerle
Powder Puff - Shorty Rogers
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Revival - Dan Haerle
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 This is a Nonet chart which was recorded on the Re-Entry album by Shorty Rogers and His Giants (Bill Watrous, Bill Perkins, Bob Cooper, Shelley Manne and others).    "(A) Relative Calm" is a beautiful ballad that features trumpet throughout.  Big Band Gospel.
Second Time Around, The (Pro) - arr. Billy Byers Short Stop - Shorty Rogers Silent Night - arr. Bob Curnow
Short Stop - Shorty Rogers
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 As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the album "Frankly Basie; Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra," this is a classic arrangement by Billy Byers.  This is a Nonet chart which was recorded on the Re-Entry album by Shorty Rogers and His Giants (Bill Watrous, Bill Perkins, Bob Cooper, Shelley Manne and others).  Curnow has adapted the amazing vocal arrangements of David Maddux for the jazz ensemble.
Silent Night - arr. Ted Wilson Speak Low - arr. Bill Holman Speak Low - arr. Bob Curnow
Speak Low - arr. Bill Holman
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Speak Low - arr. Bob Curnow
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 This is a very hip, slow, 3/4 version, with lush, warm voicings. This is a wonderful, easy-swing chart on a great standard, set at a moderate tempo.  There are never enough trombone features.
Stereoso - Bill Holman Suddenly It's Spring (small band) - arr. Bob Curnow Vida De Sueno - Bob Curnow
Stereoso - Bill Holman
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Vida De Sueno - Bob Curnow
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 The Bill Holman Great Big Band recorded this chart on the Capitol album (same name) in 1960.  Arranged by Bob Curnow to be played by a 10-piece small band, this great medium-swing chart has outstanding ensemble writing.  This is a gorgeous feature for tenor saxophone (there is also a piano solo).
Vortex (Endless Winter) - Patty Darling Walk, Don't Run - arr. Quincy Jones Walkin' Thing, A - Benny Carter / arr. Bob Curnow
   Vortex is "...the freshest, most innovative, hippest, intelligent, and artistic writing for large jazz ensemble that I’ve witnessed in years" - Fred Sturm. Patty has once again created a highly original composition that explores the wonderful sonorities of the big band. If you want a chart that swings, this is it! This incredible arrangement by Quincy Jones of "Walk, Don't Run" was recorded by the great Count Basie Orchestra on their album Hits of the 50's & 60's - This Time By Basie.  Bob Curnow has taken this great tune of Benny Carter's and scored it very much in the style of the Count Basie Orchestra.
Wannsee - Oliver Nelson Warm Valley - arr. Don Sebesky When We're Together - Les Hooper
Wannsee - Oliver Nelson
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   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.  As recorded on the Les Hooper Big Band's Anything Goes, this is a lovely, contemporary, rock ballad, which features alto saxophone throughout.
Whirlwind - Fred Stride Who's Blue - Benny Carter Work Song - arr. Geoff Keezer
Whirlwind - Fred Stride
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Who's Blue - Benny Carter
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Work Song - arr. Geoff Keezer
Retail Price: $45.00
 This is a nifty trumpet section feature, written with the young player in mind.  One of the great Basie recording was "The Legend", of which all the pieces were Benny Carter originals.  Geoff has taken this well-known Nat Adderley tune and given it a breath of fresh thinking, interesting voicings, and very playable phrases.
You Go To My Head - arr. Bill Holman You Love But Once - Oliver Nelson
 A medium tempo, very interesting setting for this well-known standard.  There may not be a more beautiful ballad anywhere in jazz ensemble literature.