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Across the Sky - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow All The Things You Are - arr. Gerry Mulligan All The Things You Are - arr. Stan Kenton
Bob Curnow has written some marvelous arrangements of Metheny/Mays music in the past, and this chart will surely "tug at your heartstrings.  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.
Alone Together - arr. Bob Curnow Always and Forever - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Another Life - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Bob Curnow has arranged this haunting melody with lots of interesting counterpoint and harmonies throughout.  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).  Bob Curnow is very well known for his wonderful arrangements of Metheny's music, and this chart will only enhance that reputation.
Artemis and Apollo - arr. Bob Curnow At First Light - Ellen Rowe Back In Time - Pat Metheny / arr. Bob Curnow
At First Light - Ellen Rowe
Retail Price: $45.00
 This is a newly re-arranged version of the magnificent melody recorded on the Adventures In Time CD (available on CD from Sierra).  This is a lovely rock ballad featuring alto saxophone throughout.  Pat Metheny is known for his beautiful melodies, and "Back In Time" is no exception.
Ballad for Benny - Oliver Nelson Black, Brown and Beautiful - Oliver Nelson Body and Soul - arr. John Bambridge
 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).  This chart is recorded by Oliver Nelson on the recording titled Black, Brown and Beautiful.  This is a remarkable chart that features tenor saxophone throughout.
Body and Soul - John Green / arr. by Marty Paich Breathing - Fred Sturm / arr. Springfield But Beautiful - arr. Lennie Niehaus
As recorded by Stan Kenton & His Orchestra on the “7.5 On The Richter Scale” album, this all time great standard receives a fresh sound with the impeccable scoring talent of Marty Paich. This arrangement has it all…….a solo piano introduction, a variety of feels (ballad, rubato, swing, 12/8), and stunning ensemble passages. This chart is considered by many to be one of the finest big band arrangements ever written, and Sierra Music is proud to be able to make it available to you. (5-5-5-4)

This may be one of the most beautiful compositions Sierra Music has ever published.  When Lennie arranged for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, he created the most beautiful big band dance book ever written.
Close To Home - Lyle Mays / arr. Bob Curnow Collaboration - Pete Rugolo Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky
Collaboration - Pete Rugolo
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Danny Boy - arr. Don Sebesky
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 Here is a deeply emotional, gorgeous ballad from the self-titled album Lyle Mays.  This historically important piece opens with a rubato piano solo and then moves to a terrific Rugolo trombone feature (originally recorded by Kai Winding).  If you've ever heard Maynard's recording of this world famous melody (Londonderry Air), you probably never forgot it! Sebesky's chart is superb, and this publication includes practical alternate choices for the trumpet feature.
Don't Worry 'Bout Me - arr. Bill Fritz Dream of the Return - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Dreamscape - Bob Curnow
Dreamscape - Bob Curnow
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 Graettinger arranged this standard in his most unusual way, using dissonance offset with the beauty of this gorgeous melody.  This ballad is almost spiritual in its effect!! A trombone feature, the melody soars throughout.  A beautiful solo for Flugelhorn.
Easy To Love - Cole Porter / arr. Lennie Niehaus Emily - arr. Les Hooper End of a Love Affair, The - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Emily - arr. Les Hooper
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 This is a beautiful, lush, straight-eighth ballad on the popular Cole Porter tune "Easy To Love.  This standard is made even more beautiful with this Hooper arrangement.  A magnificent alto saxophone feature.
Every Time We Say Goodbye - arr. Lennie Niehaus Farmer's Trust - Metheny / arr. Houghton & Warrington Filigree - Fred Stride
Filigree - Fred Stride
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As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Stage Door Swings, this is a lovely ballad scored in the incomparable Kenton style. A Percussion Ensemble arrangement of this amazing piece.  Here is a chance to dazzle your audiences and  show off the Trumpet Section, without a lot of hassle.
First Child - Bob Curnow Heidi (Edited) - Oliver Nelson / edited by Curnow Heidi (Pro) - Oliver Nelson
First Child - Bob Curnow
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Heidi (Pro) - Oliver Nelson
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 One of the loveliest ballads ever recorded by the Kenton Band. 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.
Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Bob Curnow Here's That Rainy Day - arr. Dee Barton Hey There - arr. Willie Maiden
 This is, unquestionably, one of the most beautiful ballads ever written. This is the original, quintessential arrangement by the great Dee Barton as recorded on the "Live at Redlands University" CD 5-5-5-3.  As recorded on "Maynard Ferguson Plays Jazz For Dancing" (Roulette), this may be the prettiest chart that Willie did for Maynard's band.
Home Journey - Gene Roland How Do I Look In Blue? - arr. Lennie Niehaus How Long Has This Been Going On - arr. Tommy Newsom
Home Journey - Gene Roland
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the CD "Live at the Tropicana," this  slow, bluesy piece is a wonderfully understated chart that features an easy-to-play, written piano solo.  This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Lennie Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This great chart, a magnificent ballad feature for trumpet,  is recorded on the "Tonight Show Band, Volume One " CD (Amherst Records).
I Hope In Time A Change Will Come (long v.) - Oliver Nelson / arr. Curnow I Hope In Time Change Will Come - Oliver Nelson I Remember You - arr. Lennie Niehaus
 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.  Here is a wonderful vocal chart by Lennie on this unforgettable standard.
I Worship You - Cole Porter / arr. Oliver Nelson I'm Glad There Is You - arr. Joe Coccia I'm Glad There Is You - arr. Stan Kenton
 This arrangement by Oliver Nelson is a gorgeous alto saxophone feature of Cole Porter's "I Worship You.  This wonderful ballad is recorded on the Stan Kenton Orchestra “Sketches On Standards" CD.  This is a rich, warm chart as arranged by Stan.
I've Never Been In Love Before - arr. Lennie Niehaus If I Could (edited v.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow If I Could (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
 A lovely Broadway tune as scored for Kenton's dance book.  This arrangement is easier than the Pro version.  Pat plays this at just about every concert of the Group.
If You Could See Me Now - arr. Bill Holman Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu In Her Family - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow
Ill Wind - arr. Bill Mathieu
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 Tadd Dameron's ballad "If You Could See Me Now" receives sensitive and thoughtful treatment in this arrangement by the great Bill Holman.  Bill Mathieu's arrangements, done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra were some of the most beautiful pieces ever recorded by that band.  This is one of Pat's most haunting, pensive and beautiful ballads.
Interlude - Pete Rugolo Kelly's Theme - Bob Curnow Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus
Interlude - Pete Rugolo
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Kelly's Theme - Bob Curnow
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Laura - arr. Lennie Niehaus
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Recorded in 1947 and included in the Milestones LP, this piece is a gorgeous melody (one of Pete's best known).  A ballad for Solo Trumpet, this is an ideal selection for your festival requirements.  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.
Letter From Home (edited v.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Letter from Home (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming - arr. Bob Curnow
 This arrangement does not include brass or drums.  Metheny's ballads are beautiful and haunting.  With a nod to the wonderful David Maddux arrangement written for First Call, Bob has created a gorgeous version for big band.
Lonely Woman - arr. Bill Mathieu 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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 As recorded on the Standards in Silhouette CD, this is yet another of Bill Mathieu's classic arrangements of a great jazz standard ballad.  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.
Meaning of the Blues, The - arr. Bill Mathieu Missing You (pro version) - Fred Stride Missing You (short version) - Fred Stride
 An absolutely gorgeous Bobby Troup ballad which features trumpet and tenor sax.  Fred wrote this version first, before creating the shorter, easier version.  When you first hear this beautiful melody, you'll be pleased that you chose this chart.
Misty - arr. Gene Roland Mixed Emotions - Rich DeRosa Mumuki - Piazzolla / arr. Fred Sturm
Misty - arr. Gene Roland
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Mixed Emotions - Rich DeRosa
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 This was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Adventures in Jazz.   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  Astor Piazzolla's music lends itself well to the big band idiom, and Fred Sturm is a masterful arranger for big band.
My Foolish Heart - arr. Bob Curnow My Funny Valentine - arr. Bill Holman My Funny Valentine - arr. Willie Maiden
 My Foolish Heart is an arrangement of one of the most popular melodies ever written.  As originally recorded by the great Charlie Mariano with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a must-have solo feature for alto saxophone.  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.
My Man's Gone Now - arr. Bill Potts My Old Flame - arr. Marty Paich My Old Flame - arr. Tommy Newsom
 This is surely one of Gershwin's most beautiful melodies," and Potts arranged it to feature trumpet throughout (as recorded on the 1959 album "The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess", featuring the Bill Potts Big Band) .  Although this has been in the catalog for a while, it is now notated in Finale, and the new edition comes with a full score for the first time.  As recorded by the Tonight Show Band on "Once More With Feeling" (Amherst), this is a lovely, warm ballad setting of this great standard tune.
My One and Only Love - arr. Lennie Niehaus Neil (Edited) - Rich DeRosa Neil (Pro) - Rich DeRosa
Neil (Edited) - Rich DeRosa
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Neil (Pro) - Rich DeRosa
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 This is another of the many wonderful charts arranged by Niehaus for the Stan Kenton Orchestra.    “Neil” features the piano with a lot of room to improvise, combined with gorgeous, lush, legato ensemble passages. Quite playable by most bands.    “Neil” features the piano with a lot of room to improvise, combined with gorgeous, lush, legato ensemble passages. Quite playable by most bands.
Not To Be Forgotten (Pro) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Not to Be Forgotten (Short ver.) - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Oblivion (for Doc) - arr. Bob Curnow
 As commissioned (and recorded) by the SWR Big Band of Stuttgart, Germany, this is an extended arrangement based on a gorgeous melody by Pat Metheny.  Pat Metheny writes superb ballads.   Piazzolla wrote many beautiful melodies, and this one is perhaps the most haunting.
Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow Of Another Time - Bob Curnow Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton
Oblivion - arr. Bob Curnow
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Of Another Time - Bob Curnow
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Opus in Pastels - Stan Kenton
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 Piazzolla wrote many beautiful melodies, and this one is perhaps the most haunting.  This was written in memory of Stan Kenton.  The all-time, classic saxophone section feature.
Over The Rainbow - arr. Bill Russo Party's Over, The - arr. Willie Maiden Peacocks, The - arr. Bill Holman
 In 1953, Kenton recorded an album titled Sketches on Standards.  This is a gorgeous ballad arranged by Willie Maiden for the great Maynard Ferguson Orchestra and is included in "The Complete Roulette Recordings” (Mosaic).  This is a beautifully haunting melody, scored for bass clarinet soloist (opt.
Pennies From Heaven - arr. Lennie Niehaus Penthouse Dawn, A - Oliver Nelson People - arr. Don Sebesky
People - arr. Don Sebesky
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 This was the first chart arranged by Lennie to be recorded by Stan's band.  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).  Here is another fantastic trumpet feature for a fantastic trumpet player.
Polka Dots and Moonbeams - arr. Bill Holman Portrait Of A Count - Bill Russo Promise of Dreams - Bob Curnow
 Arranged by Holman for Carl Fontana with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in the mid 50's.  The Stan Kenton Orchestra was always an ideal showcase for the outstanding soloists within its ranks.  This piece has been in the catalog for a while, but it has been totally recomposed and notated in Finale.
Reed Rapture - Stan Kenton Relative Calm, A - Oliver Nelson Rendezvous At Sunset - Johnny Richards
Reed Rapture - Stan Kenton
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 We are proud to publish another one of Stan Kenton's ground-breaking saxophone section features.    "(A) Relative Calm" is a beautiful ballad that features trumpet throughout.  One of the things Johnny Richards did best was write gorgeous melodies (many just think of him as bombastic and obsessed with odd-meter things). New updated 2019 format!!!
Rhapsody In Blue - arr. Bill Holman Roseland (MM2 The Big Street) Ruby, My Dear - arr. Bill Holman
Roseland (MM2 The Big Street)
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 As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Live at Brigham Young University",  this is a rare baritone saxophone solo feature throughout.  This is the second movement of the three-part suite titled The Big Street which was recorded on the album The Fabulous Bill Holman in 1957.  The new CD Brilliant Corners, as recorded by Bill Holman's Band, is taking the jazz world by storm! Here is one of the ballads on the recording, which contains all Thelonious Monk compositions as arranged by Holman.
Sadly - Don Sebesky Saffron (MM2 - Suite Seasonings) - Bob Curnow Sail to the Moon - Radiohead / arr. Omar Thomas
Sadly - Don Sebesky
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 This is movement 2 of Don's "Joyful Noise Suite" (a tribute to Duke Ellington).  This piece is a feature for solo flugelhorn (written for Fred Berry).  This arrangement continues the Radiohead Jazz Project and adds another wonderful talent to the list of outstanding RJP writers.
Sax Accord - Fred Stride Serenade in Blue - arr. Bill Holman Smith Named Greg, A - Hank Levy
Sax Accord - Fred Stride
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 Here is a wonderful section feature for saxophones in a ballad style.  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.  This is a wonderful feature for baritone saxophone! It was recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on the Kenton '76 CD.
Softness - Les Hooper Something to Remind You  - Metheny & Mays / arr. Curnow Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child - Slide Hampton
Softness - Les Hooper
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 Les has written a thoughtful, lovely Latin tune.  Here is another wonderful Bob Curnow arrangement of Metheny/Mays music.  Finally, Slide Hampton's incredible music is in print.
Stairway To The Stars - arr. Bill Holman Stardust - arr. Bill Holman Stardust - arr. Tommy Newsom
Stardust - arr. Bill Holman
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Stardust - arr. Tommy Newsom
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 Another terrific feature chart by Bill Holman.  This is a great chart on a great standard, originally recorded by the Terry Gibbs Band on the Dream Band CD.  As recorded on "Tonight Show Band, Vol.
Starfire - Benny Golson Stella by Starlight - arr. Bill Holman Stella By Starlight - arr. Johnny Richards
Starfire - Benny Golson
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 One of Maynard's most beautiful ballads from the Dream Band period.  A great alto saxophone feature.  This is the bass trombone solo, as recorded (The Kenton Era) by George Roberts with the Stan Kenton Orchestra.
Street of Dreams - arr. Stan Kenton Street Scene - arr. Gene Roland Summer of '42, Theme from the - arr. Tommy Newsom
 Stan had a very definite style of arranging which, of course, was the basis of most of the music for his early bands.  This is the exact arrangement as played on the "Live at the Tropicana" by the Stan Kenton Orchestra.  This beautiful arrangement of the lovely popular Michel Legrand ballad was originally scored for the Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen.
Sunset Glow - Benny Carter Sweetie Pie (Edited) (aka Easy Chair) - Don Sebesky There's A Small Hotel - arr. Bill Russo
Sunset Glow - Benny Carter
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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 beautiful ballad, written to feature trombone throughout.  This wonderful, quiet, Li'l Darlin'-ish chart was recorded by Maynard as Easy Chair.  As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on Sketches on Standards, this is a wonderful, creative arrangement of a great standard.
Thrill Is Gone, The - arr. Bill Mathieu Tiare - Ken Hanna Time for Love, A - arr. Hank Levy
Tiare - Ken Hanna
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 Many think that Standards in Silhouette was the most beautiful ballad album (available on CD from Sierra Music) ever recorded by the Kenton Band.  This is arguably the most beautiful piece ever written by Ken Hanna.  This is another one of those charts which did not get commercially (or legally) recorded by the band.
Too Soon Tomorrow - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow Two Shades Of Autumn - Joe Coccia Walkin' By the River - arr. Joe Coccia
 Pat Metheny is the master at composing moving, gorgeous ballads, and Too Soon Tomorrow is no exception.  This is a beautiful ballad, exactly as recorded on the Rendezvous with Kenton album.  Joe Coccia added a lot of wonderful music to the Stan Kenton Library.
Wannsee - Oliver Nelson Warm Valley - arr. Don Sebesky Wave - arr. John LaBarbera
Wannsee - Oliver Nelson
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Wave - arr. John LaBarbera
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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.  Buddy Rich played this chart constantly! Features a great bass trombone solo on the tune.
We'll Be Together Again - arr. Lennie Niehaus When We're Together - Les Hooper When You Go - arr. Geoff Keezer
 Written by Stan in the late 50's, this chart is wonderful in its simplicity and melodic content.  As recorded on the Les Hooper Big Band's Anything Goes, this is a lovely, contemporary, rock ballad, which features alto saxophone throughout.  An absolutely stunning feature for flugelhorn and piano!! The great bassist Ray Brown wrote this gorgeous bossa/ballad, and Geoff Keezer gave it his special, inventive touch.
Willow Weep For Me - arr. Bill Mathieu Yesterdays - arr. Bill Holman Yesterdays - arr. Johnny Richards
Yesterdays - arr. Bill Holman
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 Bill Mathieu's arrangements, done for the Stan Kenton Orchestra, were some of the most beautiful pieces ever recorded by that band.  This is a wonderful feature for tenor saxophone (as recorded by Bill Perkins).   Originally arranged for George Roberts and the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Johnny Richards' treatment of the beautiful ballad "Yesterdays" is a bass trombone feature throughout.
You - Pat Metheny / arr. Curnow You Go To My Head - arr. Bob Graettinger You Love But Once - Oliver Nelson
 You was originally recorded by the Pat Metheny Group on the CD Speaking of Now.  It is hard to explain the characteristic of this arrangement except to say that, even though Graettinger writes some very adventurous and futuristic textures and lines, you always know where and what the melody is.  There may not be a more beautiful ballad anywhere in jazz ensemble literature.