This hip-hop arrangement of O Holy Night is exquisitely reharmonized. It is a fresh and modern take on a classic carol. A written solo and chord changes are provided for whatever level your soloist is at.
You will never guess how #1 No Pickles ends, but your audience is sure to love it. This blues-based funk is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The trombone soloist should have fun with their best Fred Wesley impression.
Inspired by two Seattle bands (Nirvana and Kings Kaleidoscope), Fremont Trolling will give your program something fresh and new. Its beautiful melodies and countermelodies are balanced by how hard it rocks! Solos are in guitar and drums and is a good excuse for your guitarist to get out their pedal board.
Written as a birthday gift for the composer's mom, now you can celebrate the moms in your life and especially the ones who support your program. The sweet melodies and tasteful harmonies will be a touching gift to those special ladies.
Buckle your seatbelts! Jingle Freakin' Bells is a high-octane, punk-rock rendition of a Christmas classic. Your guitar player can bring out all his pedals and your tenor sax soloist can go crazy. "Jingle Bells" is the featured melody, but see if you can find all the other hidden gems in Jingle Freakin' Bells.
Bright Days is a modern jazz-rock loosly based on a blues form and rooted in the concept of the blues. The composer was venting his frustration of his situation while looking forward to brighter days ahead. There are written solos and chord changes included for tenor sax, trombone, vibes, and guitar.
Take a journey from adversity to joy with Trading My Tears. This gospel-inspired piece is the musical embodiment of experiencing jubilation from persevering through hardship. Feature your lead alto player with this uplifting chart.
Always Simpatico will take your audience through a satisfying and rocking musical journey. The humble melody introduced at the beginning travels from section to section, building in intensity each time before reaching its climax, then resolves in a way reminiscent to how it started. The improvised solo is in the tenor saxophone part. This is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Add some funk to your holiday program with this soulful arrangement of the Christmas spiritual “Go Tell It On The Mountain.” This chart is loaded with Gospel inspired elements and features your bari sax player. Your students will thank you for getting to play this chart for Christmas.
What starts out as a simple, yet soulful melody relentlessly builds to the very end of the piece. Precipiatation Appreciation is the finale of the Beauty of the Rain suite and features a power trio of alto sax, trombone, and trumpet. Everyone will be humming this tune long after they leave your performance.
Part of the Beauty of the Rain suite, this minimalist ballad engages the whole band in order to create the “drizzle” effect. Each player is given a phrase that they repeat at their leisure giving even jazz novices a chance at basic improvisation. The solo is written in the guitar, however solo sheets are available so you can feature anyone in the band that can play through the progressive chord changes.
Feature your trombone soloist with this modern rock piece by the band They Might Be Giants. The 6/8 rock groove and bi-polar dynamics provide a nice change of pace for your set. The band is also featured with a fugue that gradually builds into the shout chorus. Your audiences will love it and your band will love to play it!
Here is a ballad that your band will love to play. Originally performed by Radiohead for the end credits of “Romeo + Juliet,” this piece has been arranged as a duet to feature trumpet and alto sax. It captures the essence of the original with its subtle yet lyrical beginning and slow build to an intense climax. A great choice for the ballad portion of your concert or contest set.