Big Band Minus One

Sheet Music by Series

Big Band minus one Play-a-long Series

Instrumentation supplied with each chart:

Conductor's Score
Alto Sax 1, 2
Tenor Sax 1, 2
Baritone Sax
Trumpets 1, 2, 3, 4
Trombones 1, 2, 3, 4
Piano
Guitar
Bass
Drums
Aux Percussion (opt)
Vibraphone (opt)
Flute (opt)
Clarinet (opt)


 

$10 PDF only with Play-a-long MP3s
GST applicable in Australia

Big Band minus 1 Play-a-long PDF books
FIVE BIG BAND CHARTS in ONE PDF BOOK - $10ea +gst

Five Ed Wilson originals, as only Ed can write - with varying feels.

There are TWO VERSIONS OF EACH TITLE

VERSION 1 (big band part) has WRITTEN SOLOS for the musician to play along with Track 1 on the MP3 or with a live big band.

VERSION 2 has the melody and solo space on all of the parts for musicians to practice solo improvisation.

Each chart comes with a play-a-long MP3 which may be copied to use for home practice and improvisation practice.

This series is ideal for elective music exams.  The student would play version two and use the live band or the MP3 as a backing band. 

See descriptions and MP3 samples of the charts below....

Title Description Cat. No. MP3 files
BIG BAND
Recordings
Highest
Trumpet
Note
View both
versions of
parts as PDF

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Ed Wilson original

Level 3½

This is a "Basie style", straight ahead swinger featuring optional written solos for trumpet & tenor sax. The saxes have the bulk of the melody. A short shout chorus leads back into the catchy theme after the solos.

WP
2201
Listen to MP3
Big Band
Bb above stave

Trumpet 1

Trumpet 2

Tenor 1

MINOR RIFT

Ed Wilson original

Level 3½

Minor Rift has a driving swing/shuffle feel. It is basically a minor blues with a few colours added. Optional written solos for trombone, trumpet and guitar. Plenty of punch building through 4 key changes.

WP
2202
Listen to MP3
Big Band
A above stave

Trumpet 1

Trumpet 2

Trombone

Guitar

 

SOPHIE
You're an inspriation

Ed Wilson original
Level 3½

Dedicated to beautiful Sophie Delezio.
A catchy, light rock feel (almost bossa nova) ballad.  Features two alto saxes.  A big bridge from the brass leads into an optional written solo for 1st alto sax.

WP
2203
Listen to MP3
Big Band
Bb above stave

Trumpet 1

Alto Sax 1

DIXIE DOODLIN'

Ed Wilson original
Level 3½

Dixie Doodlin' has a raunchy, "Stripper" like feel (plenty of "bump and grind").  It requires a good, forceful approach with glissing trombones, a back beat from the drums and section against section.  Optional written solos for trumpet and tenor sax.
 

WP
2204
Listen to MP3
Big Band
Bb above stave

Trumpet 1

Trumpet 2

Tenor 2

TIME FLIES

Ed Wilson original
Level 3½

This has a high energy rock feel featuring double tonguing from the brass.  Saxes carry the rather busy melody.  There is an optionl written solo for guitar.  A good chance to feature the drummer with an optional extended solo. 
A great concert closer.

WP
2205
Listen to MP3
Big Band
A above stave

Trumpet 1
Guitar

INSTRUMENTAL PDF BOOKS AVAILABLE for the titles above:

Very reasonably priced. (Purchase only the books you need for your band or students)

Big Band minus one Collection Series
PDF Books with Play-a-long MP3s
Cat. No. Please add 10% GST
to the prices below
CONDUCTOR'S SCORE (107 pages) WP2206 $15
ALTO SAX 1 WP2207 $10
ALTO SAX 2 WP2208 $10
TENOR SAX 1 WP2209 $10
TENOR SAX 2 WP2210 $10
BARITONE SAX WP2211 $10
TRUMPET 1 WP2212 $10
TRUMPET 2 WP2213 $10
TRUMPET 3 WP2214 $10
TRUMPET 4 WP2215 $10
TROMBONE 1 WP2216 $10
TROMBONE 2 WP2217 $10
TROMBONE 3 WP2218 $10
BASS TROMBONE WP2219 $10
PIANO WP2220 $10
GUITAR WP2221 $10
BASS WP2222 $10
DRUM KIT WP2223 $10
AUX. PERCUSSION WP2224 $10
VIBRAPHONE WP2225 $10
FLUTE WP2226 $10
CLARINET WP2227 $10