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Song Title

and description

Voicing/Setting

Style

Sample Score

Recorded Example

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Difficulty

World/Funk

IV

Medium Swing

IV

Funk

III

Funk

III

Jazz Waltz

III

Medium Swing

IV

Medium Swing

IV

Arrangements

Jazz Waltz/

Medium Swing

Available soon!

III+

Bossa Nova

Available soon!

II

Freedom is a Voice - Bobby McFerrin and Russell Ferrante’s compositional collaboration is filled with creativity, imagination, and artistry.  “Freedom is a voice.  Freedom is a song.  Freedom is a spirit of the people who are strong...”  This arrangement captures the musical passion of this world music/funk tune.  This uplifting chart works perfectly as a concert closer.  Piano, bass, guitar, drums, trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax and trombone parts included.

I Just Decided to Stay - A tenor/baritone solo feature with cleverly written ensemble backgrounds. This a cappella piece is in a relaxed swing feel with great lyrics and natural jazz rhythms that will challenge your group and entertain your audiences. Would also be a great jazz festival piece for your group.

SSATB-

with rhythm section and optional horns

SSATB-

A Cappella

Solo Feature

SATB-

with rhythm section

Senor Blues - A new spin on a classic Horace Silver tune, this medium-slow funk chart sings easy and adds some great variety to any ensembles repertoire.  Includes an open solo section over minor 12-bar blues for singers or instrumentalists.  Written out piano and bass parts, with drum part included.

Senor Blues - A new spin on a classic Horace Silver tune, this medium-slow funk chart sings easy and adds some great variety to any ensembles repertoire.  Includes an open solo section over minor 12-bar blues for singers or instrumentalists.  Written out piano and bass parts, with drum part included.

Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most - Beginning with an cappella ballad style verse, this arrangement continues as a jazz waltz with a 4/4 swinging bridge.  Includes an open solo section as well as a vocal soli.  Written out piano and bass parts, with drum and guitar parts included.

Walkin’ My Baby Back Home - Based on Nat King Cole’s recording with big band, this a cappella arrangement features big band style word-less background vocals behind the solo melody.  Lots of great rhythms and challenging harmonies.  A great medium swing tune to feature a soloist on.

Walkin’ My Baby Back Home - Based on Nat King Cole’s recording with big band, this a cappella arrangement features big band style word-less background vocals behind the solo melody.  Lots of great rhythms and challenging harmonies.  A great medium swing tune to feature a soloist on.

It Could Happen to You - A hip take on this standard tune, the meter alternates between 3/4 and 4/4.  An open solo section is followed by a fun yet challenging vocal soli, and the tune ends following a short half-time section.  A great piece to add variety to a groups repertoire.  Piano, bass, drums, and guitar parts included.

Alone Together - This bossa nova arrangement works well for beginning-intermediate jazz choirs and incorporates very singable lines in 4-part harmony.  A solo section works for either vocalists or instrumentalists, and a three chord vamps before the ending is a great opportunity to build the piece and improvise trading 4’s.  Piano, bass, drums, and guitar parts included.

SSAA-

with rhythm section

SATB-

with rhythm section

SATBB-

A Cappella

Solo Feature

TTBBB-

A Cappella

Solo Feature

SSATB-

with rhythm section

SATB-

with rhythm section