Category Archives: Big Band

AJ’s Boogie Woogie

RM940e AJs Boogie Woogie Firth BIG BAND eScore
RM940e AJs Boogie Woogie Firth BIG BAND eScore
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Composer: Andy Firth
Composed: 2003 Duration: 3:30 mins.
Instrumentation: Big Band
ISMN: 979-0-720083-95-7 Catalogue: RM940
Level: 4 Country: Australia

Clouds on Blue

RM943e Clouds on Blue Davidson BIG BAND eScore
RM943e Clouds on Blue Davidson BIG BAND eScore

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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 2007 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Big Band
ISMN: 979-0-720119-36-6 Catalogue: RM943
Level: 2 Country: Australia

A Beautiful Day

RM942e A Beautiful Day Davidson BIG BAND eScore
RM942e A Beautiful Day Davidson BIG BAND eScore

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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 2011 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Big Band
ISMN: 979-0-720119-35-9 Catalogue: RM942
Level: 1.5 Country: Australia

Helter Skelter

RM941e Helter Skelter Davidson BIG BAND eScore
RM941e Helter Skelter Davidson BIG BAND eScore

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Composer: Lachlan Davidson
Composed: 2000 Duration: 5 mins.
Instrumentation: Big Band
ISMN: 979-0-720119-00-7 Catalogue: RM941
Level: 3.5 Country: Australia

Creepy Crawly

RM827e Creepy Crawly Barrett BIG BAND
RM827e Creepy Crawly Barrett BIG BAND

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2007 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Big Band
ISMN: 979-0-720114-25-5 Catalogue: RM827
Level: 2.5 Country: Australia

Gold Coast CSI

RM915e Gold Coast CSI Barrett BIG BAND
RM915e Gold Coast CSI Barrett BIG BAND

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Composer: John Barrett
Composed: 2007 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Big Band
ISMN: 979-0-720119-11-3 Catalogue: RM915
Level: 2.5 Country: Australia

Vodka Meets a Martini

Composer: Stuart Greenbaum
Composed: 1999 Duration: 4 mins.
Instrumentation: Big Band
ISMN: 979-0-720114-94-1 Catalogue: RM897
Level: 3.5 Country: Australia

Performance note: Vodka Meets a Martini is written with a laid-back, lounge feel over a slightly more complex ‘classical’ structure which repeats a 26-bar cycle five times.

This piece is written for standard big band with the addition of flute. It is possible for the baritone saxophone to double flute and a composite part is available. In any event, it is important to have a professional flautist so in most cases a separate player is preferable.

The 1st trumpet line also includes a flugel horn part, to be played by a separate player. The part for the drum kit is mostly notated. Some embellishments are to be encouraged but it is important that the drummer learns the written part first, as the feel is very specific.

The additional percussion part is also essential and not to be thought of as optional.

Performed by the University of Melbourne Big Band from 'The Studio Album' - Ian Godfrey Director.