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.
Here is a slow, swinging, lovely, warm, relaxed composition.
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).
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!
Pat Metheny is known for his beautiful melodies, and "Back In Time" is no exception.
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.
New Updated 2019 format! This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD!
James Miley brings to Sierra another hip arrangement of a great contemporary tune.
“Bodysnatchers” was released in 2007 on Radiohead’s In Rainbows album.
This may be one of the most beautiful compositions Sierra Music has ever published.
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.
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.
This ballad is almost spiritual in its effect!! A trombone feature, the melody soars throughout.
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.
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.
The LP The First Circle contains some of the most exciting contemporary music ever created.
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).
"Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" is a light, happy, easy-swing chart that is playable by most any band.
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.
Quincy Jones wrote some incredible arrangements on very popular tunes for the Count Basie Orchestra.
This chart comes right out of the tradition of Sammy Nestico/Count Basie.
This was originally arranged as a vocal chart and has been published to also feature vocal or any one of a number of soloists (your choice).
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.
A BEST SELLER!!! Metheny's tunes and rhythmic feels are perfect for Big-Band settings.
Bob Curnow does his usual stellar job of arranging Pat Metheny's very popular tune "James," and he manages to add a lot of his own ideas to the arrangement.
This traditional tune in a zydeco feel and provides an entertaining journey from beginning to end. Focusing entirely on the ensemble, there is no improvisation in this piece.
As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter", this is a slow Swing," not unlike "Li'l Darlin' " in effect.
Originally recorded by the North Texas University 2 O'Clock Band, Vern Sielert's arrangement of "Like Someone In Love" is set in an even-eighths Latin feel.
With a nod to the wonderful David Maddux arrangement written for First Call, Bob has created a gorgeous version for big band.
The Buddy Rich Band played this chart for years! A sensational arrangement of a great tune in an up-tempo setting.
As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter," this is a medium slow Swing with more than a tinge of Gospel flavor.
This is another Masterwork by Metheny and Mays and destined to become the same kind of classic as The First Circle .
As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter," this is a medium Shuffle which features solos for piano, tenor saxophone and trombone.
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."
There have been a lot of published charts on this tune, but this is the original version as played by and recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra.
As originally recorded by the great Charlie Mariano with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, this is a must-have solo feature for alto saxophone.
Another wonderful original by Patty Darling, "The Next Chapter" is a fresh, contemporary easy-to-play chart.
As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on their album "This Time By Basie," Quincy Jones has arranged another laid-back, swinging masterpiece.
This is the real thing, as written for and recorded by the Buddy Rich Band on the Big Swing Face CD.
Radiohead released “Paranoid Android” as a single in April 1997 and as a track on their studio album OK Computer the same year.
This new, original piece by the great Fred Sturm features drum set throughout in a modern swing tune that winds through many different feels.
As recorded by the Buddy Rich Big Band on their album "The New One," this great arrangement is full of fire and energy.
As recorded by the Count Basie Orchestra on the album "Frankly Basie; Count Basie Plays the Hits of Frank Sinatra," this is a classic arrangement by Billy Byers.
Bob Curnow continues to add to his Pat Metheny Big Band Series with this wonderful light, laid-back, Latin-rock chart.
This beautiful arrangement of the lovely popular Michel Legrand ballad was originally scored for the Tonight Show Band with Doc Severinsen.
As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter," this is a medium-up Shuffle feel, with solos for tenor saxophone and piano.
If you want a chart that swings, this is it! This incredible arrangement by Quincy Jones of "Walk, Don't Run" was recorded by the great Count Basie Orchestra on their album Hits of the 50's & 60's - This Time By Basie.
As originally recorded by Count Basie on the Roulette LP (Vogue CD) "Kansas City Suite - the Music of Benny Carter," this is a medium tempoed Swing chart featuring solos for tenor saxophone, trumpet, trombone and piano.