This cute little novelty piece is one that Stan Kenton would include in the program to feature Red Kelly on vocals. It was recorded on "Live at the Tropicana", and will make for a wonderful, crowd pleasing addition providing that extra variety that every program needs.
A Percussion Ensemble version of this wonderful Metheny piece.
Percussion Ensemble version of this great Metheny tune.
A Percussion Ensemble arrangement of this amazing piece.
A re-scoring of a Kenton original (richer harmony, better key).
There have been many requests for a stand alone version of Kenton's theme song. New updated 2019 format!
A four movement suite (Anthem, Dance, Lullaby, March) for unaccompanied trombone quartet.
This is Part One (the 1st three movements) of a six-movement suite by Tommy.
When Henry Fillmore wrote this tune in the late 1800's, he could never have imagined what the National Slide Quartet would do with it.
This is a new, "legit" piece based on the "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" theme.
This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of this feature for the trombone section.
This is a new edition (Finale computer notation) of this lovely bossa nova tune.
From the pen of one of the best composers in the jazz field.
An IAJE composition contest winner, this tune is best described as a Basie-type swinger.
Here is a great swing/shuffle chart by Les.
This was written in memory of Stan Kenton.
This wonderfully tasteful jazz waltz has been featured at the Playboy Jazz Festival, performed by many All-State Jazz Ensembles, and is played regularly by the U.
Bob Curnow has done a re-scoring of his original arrangement done for Stan Kenton.
A great Trombone Section feature in the mold of the very popular Writer's Cramp.
Your audiences will love this clever baroque flavored chart.
A typical, great tune of the Yellowjackets in a very playable arrangement.
A ballad for Solo Trumpet, this is an ideal selection for your festival requirements.
This is, unquestionably, one of the most beautiful ballads ever written.
Geoff has taken this well-known Nat Adderley tune and given it a breath of fresh thinking, interesting voicings, and very playable phrases.
In the Basie Tradition.
This arrangement does not include brass or drums.
A beautiful solo for Flugelhorn.
A blues chart to end all blues charts! A very playable arrangement featuring as many soloists as you see fit.
A funky, contemporary tune designed for the young band.
Everyone who hears this tune loves it! It has a neat, unique feel to it, and it is a wonderful teaching tool for young players.
Just what it sounds like .
One of the Basie-style charts that Les is so great at writing.
This is a lovely, bossa-type ballad which is captured by soft sounds from the whole band, especially flugelhorns.
There is always room for a jazz waltz, and you will love this one.
An up-tempo be-bop type chart, with the clever, interesting writing we have come to expect from Les Hooper.
An easy-to-play blues with a very unique melody.
This one is destined to be a classic in a short time.
Here is a really nice blues chart with fresh, interesting lines and great ensemble passages.
Les has written a thoughtful, lovely Latin tune.
The title says it all! Your band and your audience will have a good time with this chart by Les! It is a Latin-rock setting of a very hiptune.
This is Hooper at his best .
As recorded on Les' LP Dorian Blue (Churchill Records).
A hard-swinging, shuffle blues (a la the great Thad Jones) with a fresh, happy feeling.
A great title and an even better chart! Fred has created a tune which is hard to forget, along with a terrific arrangement that has very reasonable ranges for all (1st trpt.
This is a lovely rock ballad featuring alto saxophone throughout.
Geoff has scored a very hip, musical easy-to-play chart in the classic blues form, using his incomparable melodic and harmonic sense of things.
This chart was recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the CD I Told You So (out-of-print).
Geoff's original music is the best! It is unique, very melodic and extremely interesting.
Once again Hooper leads the way with a chart that is simple to play but still great to listen to and to play.
Ellen has a marvelous knack for being able to write sophisticated music which is not difficult to perform.
This is the second movement of the suite Paul wrote as a result of his winning the Gil Evans Fellowship sponsored by IAJE.
Boy are we proud to finally get a Shorty Rogers big band chart into print .
Fred has written a wonderful medium-tempo bossa nova chart with a nice solo exposure for guitar (or piano if no guitar).
Cute! Clever! Catchy! Very playable! It all fits with Fred's newest creation for young players.
As recorded on the Les Hooper Big Band's Anything Goes, this is a lovely, contemporary, rock ballad, which features alto saxophone throughout.
Here is a wonderful section feature for saxophones in a ballad style.
Sierra Music is happy to be affiliated with Dan Haerle, noted composer/arranger, educator (University of North Texas) and pianist.
Dan has created a wonderful Rock Ballad, with a nifty, repeating vamp figure, that can be played by even the most inexperienced players.
Big Band Gospel.
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).
This is a bright, up-tempo chart in a contemporary framework.
Recorded on the Vic Lewis West Coast All-Stars play the music of Bill Holman (MOLE JAZZ CD 14) by an exciting lineup of L.
Curnow has created two easy-to-play charts on commission from the University of Portland.
This piece is patterned after Stan Kenton's Dynaflow, but it is written in such a way that it is quite easy to play.
This up-dated issue of the former Creative World chart is Hooper at his best .
When you first hear this beautiful melody, you'll be pleased that you chose this chart.
A wonderfully quiet, pensive piece which fills a big void in today's big band jazz literature.
Ellen has created a minor blues chart for young players which is successful in every way! The melody is interesting and the ranges are quite limited.
This is a Nonet chart which was recorded on the Re-Entry album by Shorty Rogers and His Giants (Bill Watrous, Bill Perkins, Bob Cooper, Shelley Manne and others).
A dramatic setting of three American songs.
This is a newly re-arranged version of the magnificent melody recorded on the Adventures In Time CD (available on CD from Sierra).
We are proud to publish another one of Stan Kenton's ground-breaking saxophone section features.
The Kenton Band had many hits over the years, and a couple of them involved the whole band singing.
Stan had a very definite style of arranging which, of course, was the basis of most of the music for his early bands.
Another amazingly futuristic piece from Rugolo's great mind.
Recorded in 1947 and included in the Milestones LP, this piece is a gorgeous melody (one of Pete's best known).
As recorded by the Stan Kenton Orchestra on "Artistry in Rhythm" (and many other CDs).
This historically important piece opens with a rubato piano solo and then moves to a terrific Rugolo trombone feature (originally recorded by Kai Winding).
The all-time, classic saxophone section feature.
This is a beautiful ballad, exactly as recorded on the Rendezvous with Kenton album.
Shorty Rogers was very well known for his "nonet" charts (6 horns, 3 rhythm), and this was one of his best-loved compositions.
Bob Curnow has created a wonderful "nonet" chart (6 horns, 3 rhythm) on this great Rodgers and Hart tune.
Written for and dedicated to the Bob Curnow Big Band, here is one of the most refreshing charts written in years!! David Jones has created a chart with a character all its own.
This is another great Oliver Nelson chart (it swings like crazy!).
This is an easy, medium-rock chart, accessible by any middle school band.
This wonderful original composition by Patty Darling adds another great chart to Sierra's Easy To Play series.
Arranged by Bob Curnow to be played by a 10-piece small band, this great medium-swing chart has outstanding ensemble writing.
Fred Stride adds to his expanding series a great, slow-swinging original that is playable by most any band.
This may be one of the most beautiful compositions Sierra Music has ever published.
A beautiful, concise, yet elegant ballad, Bob Curnow once again turns one of Pat Metheny's amazing compositions into an arrangement meant for a big band.
the younger band in mind, this fun, easy-to-play chart can be performed as
written or used as a tool to reinforce ear training and improvising. There is ample solo space for alto saxophone,
trumpet, and guitar and can be played with a swing or hip hop feel. The reasonable brass ranges and flexibility
of this chart make it a must have for the younger band! (5-4-4-4)
This Bob Curnow arrangement was commissioned by Lawrence University for the 2018 Fred Sturm Jazz Celebration Weekend.
This chart is the big brother of “Keepin’ It Cool” and is the same basic chart, but is meant for slightly more advanced ensembles that are seeking more of a challenge with extended brass ranges!
One of those mystery charts that hardly anyone knows about, this chart is a beauty.
This piece has been in the catalog for a while, but it has been totally recomposed and notated in Finale.
Exactly as recorded by Chris Conner with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this moody, brilliant arrangement is a perfect vehicle for your vocalist.
This is a completely re-composed and re-notated (in Finale) version of a piece that has been in the catalog for a while.
An exciting, contemporary funk/rock piece which has been played on national television by the McDonald’s All-American High School Jazz Band.
This arrangement is easier than the Pro version.
Metheny's ballads are beautiful and haunting.
This is one of Pat's most haunting, pensive and beautiful ballads.
Holman's writing is legendary, and this chart will just add to the legend.
A medium tempo, very interesting setting for this well-known standard.
This standard is made even more beautiful with this Hooper arrangement.
Lots of strutting, plucking and general good feeling in this one.
Les calls this funky, fire-spitting rock! This is another off the Hooper chicken rock charts.
The great Strayhorn tune set in a wonderfully playable chart with Holman's unique, clever approach.
A terrific funk chart! Lots of space for optional solos.
This chart is destined to become a best-seller because of its unique and exciting format .
This is a beautifully haunting melody, scored for bass clarinet soloist (opt.
Buddy Rich played this chart constantly! Features a great bass trombone solo on the tune.
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.
WOW! A sensational Dee Barton chart.
Johnny Richards is perhaps best known for his work with the Kenton band.
Dan Haerle has created a very nice, very hip latin chart with a great melody.