Black NarcissusSlow jazz-waltz. Beautiful feature for the tenor sax. Medium These arrangements for saxophones and rhythm section, written for the Eastman School of Music´s award winning jazz ensemble, Saxology, showcase the saxophone section in unique and interesting ways.Though originally written for saxophones most of the arrangements include optional horn parts (flugelhorn/trumpet and trombone) and work equally well with a mixed instrumentation.Nombre de pages :24
Silent Night(Stille Nacht)A beautiful series of harmonic variations on this well-known Christmas favorite is developed with modulations through several different keys, featuring the individual instruments in both solo and ensemble roles. The music is not technically difficult, and the chromatic harmonies provide an opportunity to work on the expressive aspects of this evocative and lyrical piece.Nombre de pages :20
Brass Trio - Trumpet, French horn And Bass trombone3-movement work. The second movement calls for an optional double on flugelhorn, and the third movement on piccolo trumpet. Originally written for brass players of the Philadephia Orchestra.Nombre de pages :40
One to ManyNombre de pages :82
Night in OlneyvilleNombre de pages :32
Antes de Ilegar a Jaguey(Guaguanco - Latin)The composition Antes de ilegar a Jaguey (Before we came to Jaguey) was based on the travelling impressions my wife and I collected on our way to central Cuba. By the time we stopped in Jaguey, which is situated in the Province of Matanzas, this melody inspired with joyful emotions and comical situations was taking shape. Written in a guaguancó-latin style (in other words, in a mixture of two important genres in Cuban music, the guaguancó and latin jazz), special emphasis is placed on the syncopes and off-beats; the accents to be played are notated. It is these features that lend the particular rhyhmical character typical of our Cuban music to this piece.These styles are mainly defined by the performance of the rhythm and harmony section, with the percussion instruments being brought into focus; in this section it is especially the congas which dominate the guanguancó rhythm (making up part of the genre of Afrocuban rumba which has its roots in African music). The composition consists of the two melodic parts A and B, which are preceded by a mambo (in this case, the term mambo does not refer to the genre itself but to the tumbao, or what in jazz is usually called a riff) and lead up to the solos which might be interpreted within the concept of latin jazz. It is very important for the instrumentalist to maintain the groove- or as we say in Spanish la marcha - of the accompaniment while executing the solo. These solos are then followed by orchestra part C - mainly for strings and flute - which has to be played with the same intention by the complete band especially regarding articulations and accents. Part C in turn is followed by further solos (which might be executed according to the musicians´ individual taste and design). Finally, the theme is resumed at rehearsal mark B ending in unison.Nombre de pages :60
Category: Jazz Ensemble CollectionFormat: BookInstrumentation: BassTwelve outstanding arrangements for the young jazz ensemble written by experienced educational arrangers and composers. A variety of styles and tempos is included: swing, ballad, Latin, holiday, rock, and the classic Take Five with a 5/4 time signature. This collection of charts is written for full instrumentation -- five saxophones, four trumpets, four trombones and four rhythm -- but designed to sound full and complete with reduced instrumentation of just twelve players -- four saxes, five brass, piano, bass and drums. Optional parts are available for flute, clarinet, horn, baritone horn and tuba. Rhythm section parts offer suggestions for rhythms and piano voicings, and guitar chords are included to assist young guitarists. Solos are written out for improvised sections, and there is plenty of full-sounding ensemble. The conductor´s book includes full-length CD recordings. Titles are: Blues in the Night * Burritos to Go * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * Jumpin´ at the Woodside * Jungle Boogie * Misty * Night and Day * On Green Dolphin Street * Sax to the Max * Summertime * Take Five * Tastes Like Chicken.
So What (M. Davis)Scrupules (P-M. Bonafos)Collection : Music EnsembleCette collection propose des arrangements tous niveaux de grands standards et de pièces originales pour ensemble de saxophone et rythmique. Dans chaque recueil : un conducteur complet, toutes lesparties séparées (piano, batterie, basse, 4 saxophones), un CD avec morceaux complets et pistes seules. Le tout présenté en pochette robuste et pratique pour archivage et rayonnage.
Cat Walk (G. Mulligan)Pastis Tonic (P-M. Bonafos)Collection : Music EnsembleCette collection propose des arrangements tous niveaux de grands standards et de pièces originales pour ensemble de saxophone et rythmique. Dans chaque recueil : un conducteur complet, toutes lesparties séparées (piano, batterie, basse, 4 saxophones), un CD avec morceaux complets et pistes seules. Le tout présenté en pochette robuste et pratique pour archivage et rayonnage.