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Adeste Fideles - arr. Rich DeRosa Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Rich DeRosa Beat 70 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
   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.  Set as a bright swing, and originally arranged for the WDR Big Band (Germany), Richard DeRosa's arrangement of the traditional Christmas carol "Angels We Have Heard On High" is an adventure from beginning to end!    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
Black Friday - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Come Fly With Me - arr. Billy Byers FM - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm
   The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! From the same masterful pen that brought the music of Radiohead and Astor Piazzola, the late, great Fred Sturm wows us once again. Originally arranged for the HR Big Band (Germany), this rock-ish, heavy-shuffle tune provides hard hitting melody sections, plenty of room for improvisation (as you choose), and raucous ensemble interplay.  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.    The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! Originally arranged for the HR Big Band (Germany), the late, great Fred Sturm has given us another rock chart worthy of any band's library. In typical Sturm fashion, the beginning of "FM" is a kaleidoscope of independent fragments culminating with the original Steely Dan intro as it moves into the melody played by clarinets.
Gaucho - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Goodbye Look, The - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Hey, Jealous Lover - arr. Billy Byers
   The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! The late, great Fred Sturm originally arranged this for the HR Big Band (Germany), and Sierra is thrilled to add it to its catalog. Set as a slow rock/gospel, there is beautiful, lush ensemble writing througout the piece.    The music of Steely Dan has come to Sierra Music! From one of the masters of contemporary big band arranging, the late, great Fred Sturm completely captures the Steely Dan vibe in his arrangement of "The Goodbye Look." Originally arranged for the HR Big Band (Germany), Sturm gives the lead trombone (and section) Donald Fagan's voice of the melody.  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!
Honeybee - Aaron Hedenstrom I'll Be Seeing You - arr. Willie Maiden I'll Never Smile Again - arr. Billy Byers
Honeybee - Aaron Hedenstrom
Retail Price: $60.00
   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).  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.
Introduction to a Samba - arr. Bob Curnow Moon River - arr. Billy Byers One Morning in May - Allan Ganley
Moon River - arr. Billy Byers
Retail Price: $55.00
 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.  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."    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."
Optimistic - Radiohead / arr. Patty Darling Pretty Little Nieda - Rolf Ericson / arr. Don Sebesky Rat Race, The - Rich DeRosa
Rat Race, The - Rich DeRosa
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   This chart is a great addition to a growing collection of Radiohead charts that has provided bands throughout the world with wonderful, unique choices for their jazz band programs. Patty Darling has a lock on Radiohead after providing her exquisite chart on "Idioteque," a best-selling arrangement.    As recorded by the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra (and included in the Mosaic CDs The Complete Roulette Recordings of the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra), this is one of those charts that escaped notice for many, many years. Don Sebesky, one of the world's premier arrangers, took a magnificant Rolf Ericson tune and created an arrangement unlike anything you've heard before.    Rich DeRosa has created a marvelous Latin composition in a bai„o feel that is recorded by the North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band. It comes out of the gate roaring. The very hip melody is stated by flute, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, trumpet and piano.
Shake a Lady - arr. Oliver Nelson Told You So - Bill Holman Vortex (Endless Winter) - Patty Darling
Told You So - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $55.00
 New York-style Latin is the foundation for this infectious groove and catchy melody. Oliver Nelson's arrangement of "Shake A Lady" is a great chart that will cause your band's heads to sway and your audiences to want to clap along. Originally recorded by Cannonball Adderley on his album Domination, this chart is packed with groove and fun!  Great charts often require editing to maintain their freshness and relevance. We put this classic chart into Finale, reduced it to 8 brass, and are now providing a full score. This wonderful piece is on the Count Basie Orchestra CD "I Told You So."    Vortex is "...the freshest, most innovative, hippest, intelligent, and artistic writing for large jazz ensemble that Iíve witnessed in years" - Fred Sturm. Patty has once again created a highly original composition that explores the wonderful sonorities of the big band.
You Must Believe in Spring (Edited) - arr. Vern Sielert You Must Believe in Spring (Pro) - arr. Vern Sielert
 Vern Sielert has created a marvelous arrangement of Michel LeGrand's extremely popular melody. As recorded by the North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band, it is set in a modern "ECM" swing feel.    Vern Sielert has created a marvelous arrangement of Michel LeGrand's extremely popular melody. As recorded by the North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band, it is set in a modern "ECM" swing feel.