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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!
Bali Bali Buck Dance - Bill Holman
Retail Price: 55.00

  Set as a bright swing, this chart opens up with an energetic unison saxophone line, punctuated with brass hits.
Berlin Bei Nacht - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: 50.00

  As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, “Berlin Bei Nacht” is the 4th movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite.
Breathing - Fred Sturm / arr. Springfield
Retail Price: 45.00

This may be one of the most beautiful compositions Sierra Music has ever published.
Cassandra - Dave Brubeck / arr. Zaremba
Retail Price: 70.00

Drew uses theme and variation to take this marvelous, swinging melody into challenging, extensive and exciting places.
Dolphin, The - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: 60.00

 Arranged by Bill Holman and originally recorded by the Woody Herman Orchestra, featuring Stan Getz, on their album Live at the Concord Jazz Festival, "The Dolphin (El Delfrin)" is written in a beautiful Bossa Nova setting and features tenor saxophone throughout.
Et Si C'Etait La Fin - Metheny / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 55.00

Set in a contemporary pop/swing feel, this arrangement makes a wonderful contrast to any program.
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Rich DeRosa
Retail Price: 60.00

DeRosa’s delightful, contemporary setting on “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen” has a moderate samba feel and features the soprano saxophone throughout.
Heidi (Edited) - Oliver Nelson / edited by Curnow
Retail Price: 50.00

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.
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.
Introduction to an Ending - Bill Holman
Retail Price: 55.00

  This straight-ahead blues tune features the saxophone section with a long, wonderful soli that grows for over 70 bars before ripping into the solo section.
Kilimanjaro - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: 55.00

  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.
Ku-Damm - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: 50.00

  Based on the blues, as so much of Oliver’s music was, this bright swing (waltz feel) starts with an aggressive line for woodwind doubles and adds to its intensity with the entrance of the trumpets a short while later.
Mixed Emotions - Rich DeRosa
Retail Price: 60.00

  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
Moten Swing - arr. Ernie Wilkins
Retail Price: 60.00

 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.
Neil (Edited) - Rich DeRosa
Retail Price: 50.00

   “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
Retail Price: 50.00

   “Neil” features the piano with a lot of room to improvise, combined with gorgeous, lush, legato ensemble passages. Quite playable by most bands.
Out of Nowhere (Edited) - arr. Holman
Retail Price: 55.00

  Set as an up-tempo swing, the tenor saxophone is featured throughout and has lots of solo space to make this tune its own.
Out of Nowhere - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: 55.00

 Holman wrote this to feature Bill Perkins in the mid '50's.
Phase Dance - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 65.00

Set in a genre all their own, this Latin/Fusion style piece has exciting ensemble passages that light up the tune, rich harmonies that add tremendous depth, and exciting rhythms that propel this chart forward.
Saturday Night is the Loneliest Night of the Week - arr. Billy Byers
Retail Price: 55.00

   Set as a medium swing in the inimitable style of the Basie band, this arrangement features the flute (doubled by the tenor saxophone) and trumpets on the catchy melody.
Secret of the Blues, The - Bob Curnow
Retail Price: 55.00

Sierra Music is excited to provide another original from Bob Curnow! This sultry, swinging, screaming blues arrangement is perfect for featuring many soloists.
Solos (edited) - Bill Holman / arr. Curnow
Retail Price: 55.00

 A straight-ahead, swinging chart based on “rhythm changes,” this is a hip, angular melody that sets up some powerful ensemble passages.
South of the Border (Down Mexico Way) - arr. Billy Byers
Retail Price: 55.00

   Originally recorded on the album Frankly Basie, “South of the Border” has it all – Basie piano solos (written out), roaring ensemble passages, a swinging saxophone soli, and some compelling key changes.
Stompin' at the Savoy (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman
Retail Price: 60.00

  The chart swings like mad from downbeat to the end. This is one of Bill Holman's best early charts, and he turned everyone on their ear with it.
Wannsee - Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: 50.00

   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.