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<H3>Complete Sierra Music Catalog Download</H3> 3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson Across the Sky - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
3-2-1-0 - Oliver Nelson
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A complete listing of Sierra Music's full catalog up to the 2017 New Issues (almost 800 charts!).
This catalog is conveniently laid out to be user-friendly and is complete with interactive links for easy access to audio samples and purchasing.
As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra. Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart will surely "tug at your heartstrings.
Adeste Fideles - arr. Rich DeRosa Adeste Fideles - arr. Stan Kenton Afternoon - Pat Metheny / arr. 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.  The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.
Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman All About Ronnie - arr. Bill Russo All Demo CDs
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 This Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.  Exactly as recorded by Chris Conner with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this moody, brilliant arrangement is a perfect vehicle for your vocalist. All Demo CDs
All The Things You Are - arr. Don Sebesky All The Things You Are - arr. Gerry Mulligan All The Things You Are - arr. Stan Kenton
 This chart is from the I REMEMBER BILL - a tribute to Bill Evans  CD arranged and conducted by Don Sebesky! All of these incredible pieces require a mature band, soloists and woodwind doublers.  One of those mystery charts that hardly anyone knows about, this chart is a beauty.  The lush trombone section sound of the Kenton Orchestra on a gorgeous ballad.
Almost Like Being In Love (Edited) - arr. Don Sebesky Almost Like Being In Love (Pro) - arr. Don Sebesky Almost Like Being in Love - arr. by Lennie Niehaus
 This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and baritone saxophone.  This is a fast-paced, swinging chart, with lots of solo space for trumpet and  baritone saxophone.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Adventures In Standards, this is a medium, swing chart on a great tune.
Alone - arr. Bob Curnow Always and Forever - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Among the Pyramids - Fred Stride
Alone - arr. Bob Curnow
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 The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always ahead of its time! This chart was based on the music of Blood Sweat and Tears.  This beautiful ballad is featured on Pat's newest recording Secret Story, and has been scored to highlight solo statements by flugelhorn, guitar or alto saxophone (your choice).  The title refers to the somewhat "mystical" style of the opening of this wonderful and fun-filled chart.
Amoroso - Benny Carter And Then I Knew  - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Angels We Have Heard on High - arr. Ralph Carmichael
Amoroso - Benny Carter
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 As recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) The Legend,  this is an up-tempo latin and swing chart.  Bob Curnow continues to add to his catalog of arrangements of Metheny & Mays compositions. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.
Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Rich DeRosa Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton As It Is - Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays / arr. Curnow
Artistry Jumps - Stan Kenton
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 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!  Exactly as recorded on the Kenton / Capitol Retrospective CD (and the original Milestones LP).  Here is another fantastic Metheny/Mays masterwork, orchestrated by Bob Curnow.
At First Light - Ellen Rowe Awakening, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Back In Time - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow
At First Light - Ellen Rowe
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 This is a lovely rock ballad featuring alto saxophone throughout.  Bob Curnow is well known for his orchestrations of Pat Metheny's music, and this arrangement will fit right in with The First Circle and Minuano.  Pat Metheny is known for his beautiful melodies, and "Back In Time" is no exception.
Bali Bali Buck Dance - Bill Holman Ballad for Benny - Oliver Nelson Bari Things You Do, The - Geoff Keezer
  Set as a bright swing, this chart opens up with an energetic unison saxophone line, punctuated with brass hits.  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.
Bary Me Not - Bill Holman Beat 70 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Begin the Beguine (for Doc) - arr. Bill Holman
Bary Me Not - Bill Holman
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 As recorded on the new CD The Bill Holman Band Live, Holman has written a witty, musical, fun-filled feature for baritone saxophone.    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  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
Bemsha Swing - arr Bill Holman Berlin Bei Nacht - Oliver Nelson Bernie's Tune - arr. Gene Roland
 This is the chart that people have been wanting to see in print for years! Recorded by the Bill Holman Band on their album "Briliant Corners", this is the great Thelonious Monk tune set in a straight-eighth Latin feel.   As recorded by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra, “Berlin Bei Nacht” is the 4th movement of the Impressions of Berlin suite.  This was recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra CD Live at the Tropicana.
Best of Buddy Rich Best of the Big Bands Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
Best of Buddy Rich
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Big Swing Face - Bill Potts
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Norwegian Wood (arr. Holman) - a scintillating jazz waltz full of energy and excitement.
Wave (arr. LaBarbera) - a beautiful Jobim ballad featuring the bass trombone.
Love For Sale (arr. Myers) - an in-your-face, exciting, up-tempo swing tune.
Moten Swing (Ernie Wilkins) - classic Basie chart that should be in every jazz band library.
Always & Forever (Pat Metheny) - beautiful ballad that will give your audience chills.
Bemsha Swing (Monk / arr. Holman) - explosive, must-have Latin chart!
 This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.
Black Friday - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden / arr. James Miley Bloom - Radiohead / arr. James Miley
   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.  James Miley brings to Sierra another hip arrangement of a great contemporary tune.  This is another Radiohead tune, arranged by Radiohead Jazz Project pioneer, James Miley.
Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
Blue Five Jive - Benny Carter
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Blues For Alfy - Bill Holman
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Blues for Kapp - Marty Paich
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 As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter",  this is a medium tempo Swing chart featuring solos for tenor saxophone, trumpet and piano.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD I Told You So (out-of-print).  Can you imagine a chart which is this easy to play being played and recorded by Maynard Ferguson? Well, that just demonstrates how catchy and wonderful this chart is.
Blues Story, The - Gene Roland Bluesineff - Dan Haerle Bob Curnow's L.A. Big Band - The Music of Pat Metheny & Lyle Mays
Bluesineff - Dan Haerle
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Here is a slow, gutty, "down-home" type of blues written for and recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Adventures In Blues album.  Sierra Music is happy to be affiliated with Dan Haerle, noted composer/arranger, educator (University of North Texas) and pianist. Sierra Music publishes 10 of the Metheny/Mays charts on this sensational CD!
Body and Soul - arr. John Bambridge Bodysnatchers - Radiohead / arr. Fred Sturm Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman
 This is a remarkable chart that features tenor saxophone throughout. “Bodysnatchers” was released in 2007 on Radiohead’s In Rainbows album.  Bill Holman wrote some of the best music played by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and "Boop Boo Be Doop" is surely one of those charts.
Breathing - Fred Sturm / arr. Springfield Bugle Call Rag - arr. Bill Holman Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
Bunch of Blues - Les Hooper
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This may be one of the most beautiful compositions Sierra Music has ever published.  As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst),  this wonderful chart is the hottest "flag-waver" of all time.  Just what it sounds like .
But Beautiful - arr. Bill Holman Carol of the Bells (Edited) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow Carol of the Bells (Pro) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow
 Exactly as recorded on the View From the Side CD, this wonderful chart was written for Pete Christlieb to be featured on tenor saxophone.  This magnificent scoring of "Carol of the Bells" by Rich DeRosa (professor of composition/arranging at University of North Texas) was part of a long overture originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band, Germany.  This magnificent scoring of "Carol of the Bells" by Rich DeRosa (professor of composition/arranging at University of North Texas) was part of a long overture originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band, Germany.
Cassandra - Dave Brubeck / arr. Zaremba Cayenne (MM3 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Cherokee - Bill Holman
Cherokee - Bill Holman
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Drew uses theme and variation to take this marvelous, swinging melody into challenging, extensive and exciting places.  Latin spice, hot sounds, and a happy, cookin' tune that sails along.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra  on "Contemporary Concepts," this publication completes the goal of getting this entire watershed recording into print.
Chicken Polo - Les Hooper Christmas Medley - arr. Stan Kenton Close To Home - Lyle Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
Chicken Polo - Les Hooper
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 A terrific funk chart! Lots of space for optional solos. As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Merry Christmas", this chart has optional saxophone parts which nicely cover the french horn parts (originally written for only brass and rhythm section).  Here is a deeply emotional, gorgeous ballad from the self-titled album Lyle Mays.
Come Fly With Me - arr. Billy Byers Contemporary Energy Cool Cat Carl - Patty Darling
Contemporary Energy
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Cool Cat Carl - Patty Darling
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 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. Chet's Call (Metheny & Mays) - a wonderful, rare swing tune by Pat & Lyle.
A Time For Love (arr. Hank Levy) - a gorgeous ballad featuring the trombone section.
Chicken Polo (Les Hooper) - a terrific chart that is the epitome of the big band funk style.
This is an easy, medium-rock chart, accessible by any middle school band.
Cool School Dropout - Les Hooper Count Me In (Edited) - Billy Byers Count Me In (Pro) - Billy Byers
 This is exactly as recorded on the Hooper CD "Out of the Woods.  Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.  Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.
Country Boy, A - arr. Bill Holman Crib Chimp - Dan Haerle Cross Currents - Ellen Rowe
Crib Chimp - Dan Haerle
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Cross Currents - Ellen Rowe
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 Sierra continues to find the lost treasures from Maynard Ferguson's Birdland Dream Band Library.  Dan Haerle has created a very nice, very hip shuffle / funk chart with a great melody.  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.
Crystal Cove - Patty Darling Cyclops - arr. Oliver Nelson Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
Crystal Cove - Patty Darling
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Cyclops - arr. Oliver Nelson
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Dancing Nitely - Bill Holman
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 This wonderful original composition by Patty Darling adds another great chart to Sierra's Easy To Play series. Originally recorded by Cannonball Adderley on his album Domination, "Cyclops" is one of those charts that will make your audiences bob their heads and tap their feet.  Bill Holman titled this one after the signs which used to be in the old-time dance halls around the country.
Day Dream - arr. Lennie Niehaus Diva - Fred Sturm Doctor Is In, The - Bob Curnow
Diva - Fred Sturm
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra and Jean Turner,  this is a superb Ellington ballad that will make you want to hear it over and over again.  Fred Sturm brings us another fresh, innovative arrangement.   Set as a medium-up swing feel, this chart features trumpet throughout and is exciting from beginning to end, including a great shout chorus to highlight the entire ensemble.
Doctor is Out, The (for Doc) - Bob Curnow Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers Dorian Blue - Les Hooper
Doodle Oodle - Billy Byers
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Dorian Blue - Les Hooper
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 This was written for Doc Severinsen to premier at the Midwest Band & Orchestra Conference.   In usual Basie fashion, this chart swings its tail off with incredible ensemble passages, and provides for plenty of solo space for both tenor saxophonists to dual it out.  A monumental piece of big band jazz.
Dream of the Return - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Dreamscape - Bob Curnow Early Morning (African Sunrise) - Oliver Nelson
Dreamscape - Bob Curnow
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 This ballad is almost spiritual in its effect!! A trombone feature, the melody soars throughout.  A beautiful solo for Flugelhorn.  As recorded on the brilliant CD Afrique, by the Count Basie Orchestra, this lovely piece features piano and/or tenor sax (or whomever) in a medium-slow, lilting 12/8 feel.
Easy Money - Benny Carter Easy To Love (Edited) - arr. Bill Holman Easy To Love (Pro) - arr. Bill Holman
Easy Money - Benny Carter
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 As recorded on the brilliant CD "The Legend "   by the Count Basie Orchestra, this medium  swing piece features solos for trumpet, trombone, piano and bass.  Bill Holman's arrangement, from the Maynard Ferguson Band "Boy With Lots Of Brass" recording, is a wonderful medium-swing tune with solo space for piano, alto, and trumpet.  Bill Holman's arrangement, from the Maynard Ferguson Band "Boy With Lots Of Brass" recording, is a wonderful medium-swing tune with solo space for piano, alto, and trumpet.
Easy To Love - Cole Porter / arr. Lennie Niehaus Easy To Play Winners Edge Of Your Seat
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 This is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter tune "Easy To Love. Meetin' Time (Benny Carter) - a great medium-swing chart as recorded by Count Basie.
At First Light (Ellen Rowe) - a lovely rock ballad featuring Alto Saxophone.
Cool Cat Carl (Patty Darling) - An easy, medium-rock chart accessible by any band.
Lambeau Leap (Fred Sturm) - a high-energy shuffle chart.
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child (arr. Hampton) - gorgeous ballad on this traditional spiritual.
The Heat of the Day (Metheny & Mays) - pure, raw energy in another epic Metheny/Mays/Curnow chart.
Eighteen - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Empty Ballroom  Blues - arr. Oliver Nelson Essence, The - Dan Haerle
Essence, The - Dan Haerle
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 Eighteen is a flat-out, rock n' roll chart based on a tune from one of Pat Metheny's earlier albums, "Offramp.  Nelson wrote an album for Johnny Hodges (Black, Brown and Beautiful, RCA) featuring the compositions of Duke Ellington and also some of his original things.  Dan has created a wonderful Rock Ballad, with a nifty, repeating vamp figure, that can be played by even the most inexperienced players.
Et Si C'Etait La Fin - Metheny / arr. Curnow Every Summer Night - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Everything In Its Right Place - Radiohead / arr. James Miley
Set in a contemporary pop/swing feel, this arrangement makes a wonderful contrast to any program.  This piece is the essence of the clever, unusual, unforgettable kind of tune that Pat and the Group come up with.  Radiohead is an English alternative rock band.
Extensions - Patty Darling Farmer's Trust - Metheny / arr. Houghton & Warrington Festival Blues
Extensions - Patty Darling
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Festival Blues
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 Extensions is a funky, hip-hop fusion chart with nice mood changes throughout. A Percussion Ensemble arrangement of this amazing piece. Red Tape Blues (Geoff Keezer) - a hip, musical, easy-to-play chart in the classic blues form.
I Hope In Time A Change Will Come (Oliver Nelson) - a heart-rendering, beautiful melody featuring soprano.
Crib Chimp (Dan Haerle) - a great funk/shuffle chart!
Festival Piece - Bob Curnow Filigree - Fred Stride Fillings - Bill Holman
Festival Piece - Bob Curnow
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Filigree - Fred Stride
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Fillings - Bill Holman
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 Bob Curnow has created a marvelous modal piece that opens with a fanfare in 6/8 and then moves into a lilting 3-4 swing tempo.  Here is a chance to dazzle your audiences and  show off the Trumpet Section, without a lot of hassle.  Recorded on the Hawthorne Nights LP (PABLO) by Zoot Sims, and a wonderful cast of players, this is a neat, medium swing tune which features tenor sax (naturally).
Fire Within, The - Jamey Simmons First Circle, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow First Noel, The - arr. Bob Curnow
 Here is a very clever and catchy original Latin composition from one of our newer composers, Jamey Simmons.  The LP The First Circle contains some of the most exciting contemporary music ever created.  Curnow has adapted the amazing vocal arrangements of David Maddux for the jazz ensemble.
FM - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn Follow Me - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Foggy Day, A - arr. Al Cohn
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   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.  This Al Cohn arrangement, from the Maynard Ferguson Band "Boy With Lots Of Brass" CD, is a wonderful medium-swing tune.  This arrangement was commissioned by New Trier High School and written as a tribute to Jim Warrick on his retirement.
Foxy - Slide Hampton Frank Speaking - Bill Russo Gathering Sky, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
Foxy - Slide Hampton
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Frank Speaking - Bill Russo
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 Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks.  Bob Curnow brings you yet another epic Metheny/Mays masterpiece.
Gaucho - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm Geller's Cellar - Ernie Wilkins Genghis Khan - Ray Starling
Genghis Khan - Ray Starling
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   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.  Ernie Wilkins was one of the most successful contributors to Maynard Ferguson's amazing big band library.  This is a great chart to feature your drummer and the entire ensemble! Starting out with a bombastic Eastern-sounding introduction (ala Genghis Khan), it then launches into a hard-driving minor blues stated by the trombone, trumpet and tenor saxophone.
Get Out of Town - arr. Johnny Richards Girls Next Door, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Git, The - Bill Holman
Git, The - Bill Holman
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 Johnny Richards at his best! A very playable chart without a lot of range concerns for brass. Another great chart to add to the ever-growing Pat Metheny Series, Bob Curnow has arranged this down-right funk tune originally recorded on the PMG album We Live Here.  This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD "I Told You So.
Go, Tell It on The Mountain - arr. Ted Wilson God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Ralph Carmichael God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Rich DeRosa
 A medium latin groove setting for a marvelous trombone solo on the melody. The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton. DeRosa’s delightful, contemporary setting on “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen” has a moderate samba feel and features the soprano saxophone throughout.
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Ted Wilson Goin' On - Benny Carter Gon Gong - arr. Oliver Nelson
Goin' On - Benny Carter
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Gon Gong - arr. Oliver Nelson
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 A loping, swinging version, featuring alto saxophone throughout. Benny Carter created a wealth of marvelous, swinging big band music," and this piece is no exception to that.  Oliver Nelson delivers great arrangement after great arrangement, and this one is no exception! A quick, uptempo swing tune, "Gon Gong" is the perfect "opener" for any program.
Good King Wenceslas - arr. Ralph Carmichael Good King Wenceslas - arr. Ted Wilson Goodbye Look, The - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm
The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.  A wonderfully fresh and inventive funk chart (Yup!).    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.
Gravy Waltz - arr. Willie Maiden Greasin' the Skids - Jamey Simmons Groove - Oliver Nelson
Groove - Oliver Nelson
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 This chart is a blast!  It is one of the more popular charts from Maynard's Birdland Dream Band.  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).  Oliver Nelson wrote this one for the Maynard Ferguson Band Library.
Guaranteed "Wow" Guy Noir's Brother - Les Hooper Happy Faces - Sonny Stitt / arr. Quincy Jones
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The Trot (Benny Carter) - brilliant up-tempo swing chart that makes a great opener.
Across the Sky (Metheny & Mays) - contemporary ballad that will "tug at your heartstrings."
Bodysnatchers (Radiohead / arr. Sturm) - a showcase of your band's energy!
 What a great , fun-filled piece this is! Les has created a mythical character (in this case, the lead trombone player) who runs through a number of "musician jokes" while referring to his "brother.  As arranged by Quincy Jones for the album "Birth of a Band," this Sonny Stitt tune is a brilliant, straight-ahead chart that swings like crazy, featuring Q's outstanding ensemble writing.
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing - arr. Rich DeRosa Hawthorne Nights - Bill Holman Heat of the Day, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow
  "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" is a light, happy, easy-swing chart that is playable by most any band.  This is a bright, up-tempo chart in a contemporary framework.  If you know "The First Circle" or "Minuano," then you'll have some sense of what this incredible composition is all about.
Heidi (Edited) - Oliver Nelson / edited by Curnow Heidi (Pro) - Oliver Nelson Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Bob Curnow
Heidi (Pro) - Oliver Nelson
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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.   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.  This is, unquestionably, one of the most beautiful ballads ever written.
Hey, Jealous Lover - arr. Billy Byers Holly and the Ivy, The - arr. Ralph Carmichael Honeybee - Aaron Hedenstrom
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! The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton.    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).
Honeysuckle Rose - arr. Bill Holman How Can You Lose - Benny Carter / arr. Bob Curnow I Am - Omar Thomas
I Am - Omar Thomas
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 As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), this bright, swinging chart is a blast !  Bill Holman is at his best, weaving descending unison lines with the tune stated by trumpet and tenor sax (both of which are given solo space).  Bob took the wonderful small group recording of this fun tune (on the CD "Jazz Giant" - Contemporary) and turned it into a very special big band arrangement.  In 2012 we introduced Omar Thomas to the list of Sierra composers and arrangers.
I Can't Stop Loving You - arr. Quincy Jones I Hope In Time A Change Will Come (long v.) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow I Hope In Time Change Will Come - Oliver Nelson
It's hard to believe, but this quintessential big band arrangement is finally in print!!! As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album Hits of the 50's & 60's - This Time By Basie, Quincy Jones' arrangement of "I Can't Stop Loving You" will bring your audiences to their feet.  This arrangement of "I Hope In Time a Change Will Come" came about through a desire to hear/play more than one chorus of this stunningly beautiful melody by Oliver Nelson.  As recorded on the brilliant recording "A Dream Deferred" (Flying Dutchman CYL2-1449), by the Oliver Nelson Orchestra.
I Left My Heart In San Francisco - arr. Quincy Jones I Remember You - arr. Lennie Niehaus I Thought About You - arr. Vern Sielert
 Quincy Jones wrote some incredible arrangements on very popular tunes for the Count Basie Orchestra.  Here is a wonderful vocal chart by Lennie on this unforgettable standard.  This chart comes right out of the tradition of Sammy Nestico/Count Basie.