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2015 Demo
2015 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 2015 New Issues!
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!
Adeste Fideles - arr. Rich DeRosa
Retail Price: $50.00

   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.
Ain't Life Grand - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 This Bill Holman chart was written for the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra.
Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Rich DeRosa
Retail Price: $60.00

 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!
Back In Time - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00

 Pat Metheny is known for his beautiful melodies, and "Back In Time" is no exception.
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.
Beat 70 - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $65.00

   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
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.
Black Friday - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm
Retail Price: $55.00

   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.
Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden / arr. James Miley
Retail Price: $65.00

 James Miley brings to Sierra another hip arrangement of a great contemporary tune.
Blues Story, The - Gene Roland
Retail Price: $55.00

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.
Boop Boo Be Doop - Bill Holman
Retail Price: $60.00

 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
Retail Price: $45.00

This may be one of the most beautiful compositions Sierra Music has ever published.
Carol of the Bells (Edited) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $70.00

 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.
Carol of the Bells (Pro) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $75.00

 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
Retail Price: $70.00

Drew uses theme and variation to take this marvelous, swinging melody into challenging, extensive and exciting places.
Close To Home - Lyle Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00

 Here is a deeply emotional, gorgeous ballad from the self-titled album Lyle Mays.
Come Fly With Me - arr. Billy Byers
Retail Price: $55.00

 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.
Count Me In (Edited) - Billy Byers
Retail Price: $50.00

 Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.
Count Me In (Pro) - Billy Byers
Retail Price: $55.00

 Much like Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'," this Billy Byers original exemplifies quiet, warm ensemble writing at its finest.
Crystal Cove - Patty Darling
Retail Price: $45.00

 This wonderful original composition by Patty Darling adds another great chart to Sierra's Easy To Play series.
Cyclops - arr. Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $50.00

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.
Demo CD 123
Retail Price: $1.00

Available charts on this demo CD:

The Swizzle - Carter
Suddenly It's Spring (big band) - Niehaus
Like Someone In Love - Sielert
Easy To Love - Niehaus
Stranger In Town - Metheny & Mays
Cyclops - Nelson
I Can't Stop Loving You - Jones
I Left My Heart In San Francisco - Jones
Walk, Don't Run - Jones
The Girls Next Door - Metheny & Mays
Back In Time - Metheny
Gon Gong - Nelson
Crystal Cove - Darling
Close to HOme - Mays
I Am - Thomas
Diva - Sturm
I Worship You - Nelson
Greasin' the Skids - Simmons
The Blues Story - Rolland
Matador - Stride
It's Just You and Me - Stride
A Little Peace - Springfield
Suddenly It's Spring (small band) - Curnow
Boop Boo Be Doop - Holman
Demo CD 124

Available charts on this demo CD:
Life Grand (Maynard Ferguson Series)
Black Hole Sun (from Soundgarden)
Carol of the Bells (edited)
Carol of the Bells (pro)
Count Me In (edited) (ala Count Basie)
Count Me In (pro) (ala Count Basie)
Fire Within, The (Contemporary Composers Series)
Happy Faces (Jazz Masters Series - Quincy Jones)
In the Wee Small Hours (edited) (ala Count Basie)
In the Wee Small Hours (pro) (ala Count Basie)
J&B (edited) (Oliver Nelson Series)
J&B (pro) (Oliver Nelson Series)
Lover Man (Maynard Ferguson Series)
Machine (Buddy Rich Series)
Next Chapter, The (Contemporary Composers Series)
Nice 'n' Easy (ala Count Basie)
Old Man River (Maynard Ferguson Series)
Party's Over, The (Maynard Ferguson Series)
Patience (Contemporary Composers Series)
Rotten Kid, The (Buddy Rich Series)
Second Time Around, The (edited) (ala Count Basie)
Second Time Around, The (pro) (ala Count Basie)
Swing State (Contemporary Composers Series)
We've Got A World That Swings (Maynard Ferguson Series)
Diva - Fred Sturm
Retail Price: $65.00

 Fred Sturm brings us another fresh, innovative arrangement.
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.
Easy To Love - Cole Porter / arr. Lennie Niehaus
Retail Price: $50.00

 This is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter tune "Easy To Love.
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.
Fire Within, The - Jamey Simmons
Retail Price: $55.00

 Here is a very clever and catchy original Latin composition from one of our newer composers, Jamey Simmons.
FM - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm
Retail Price: $55.00

   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
Retail Price: $60.00

   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.
Girls Next Door, The - Metheny & Mays / arr. Bob Curnow
Retail Price: $55.00

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.
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.
Gon Gong - arr. Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $60.00

 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.
Goodbye Look, The - Steely Dan / arr. Fred Sturm
Retail Price: $60.00

   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.
Greasin' the Skids - Jamey Simmons
Retail Price: $55.00

 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).
Happy Faces - Sonny Stitt / arr. Quincy Jones
Retail Price: $55.00

 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.
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.
Hey, Jealous Lover - arr. Billy Byers
Retail Price: $55.00

 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
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).
I Am - Omar Thomas
Retail Price: $70.00

 In 2012 we introduced Omar Thomas to the list of Sierra composers and arrangers.
I Can't Stop Loving You - arr. Quincy Jones
Retail Price: $55.00

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.
I Left My Heart In San Francisco - arr. Quincy Jones
Retail Price: $55.00

 Quincy Jones wrote some incredible arrangements on very popular tunes for the Count Basie Orchestra.
I Worship You - Cole Porter / arr. Oliver Nelson
Retail Price: $50.00

 This arrangement by Oliver Nelson is a gorgeous alto saxophone feature of Cole Porter's "I Worship You.
I'll Be Seeing You - arr. Willie Maiden
Retail Price: $50.00

 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.
I'll Never Smile Again - arr. Billy Byers
Retail Price: $55.00

 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.
In The Wee Small Hours (Edited) - arr. Billy Byers
Retail Price: $50.00

 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.
In The Wee Small Hours (Pro) - arr. Billy Byers
Retail Price: $55.00

 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.