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Brass players!---check out this CD!!  It's called "New York" (with repeat signs, for the song!), and is the debut CD of the Principal Brass, the principal players of the New York Philharmonic.  I am thrilled to have nine of my arrangements/compositions featured on this recording. 
Here's some clips:      Take Me Out to the BallgameNew York, New York
Overture to La Gazza LadraThe Johnson Rag

list of tracks         BroadwayWorld review



 
   Title/Description (Sheet Music for sale) Cat. #   Lev/Price Order
  New!                                             * * * Sevivon (with a bissel of Dreidel) * * * 
   Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet.  This is a wonderful melody, celebrating 
   the Jewish winter holiday.  Bring a special, unusual flair to your holiday program! 
   full audio demo
        "Sevivon" for brass quintet
BR72
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 $15



   New!                                             * * *  Bye Bye Blackbird * * * 
   Everybody loves this great old standard.   Starts out as a wistful bossa nova, and then some cool swing, 
   then closes the the latin feel..
    full audio demo
        Bye Bye Blackbird
BR70
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 $18



   New!                                                  * * * Work Songs * * * 
    Work Songs with a brass quintet...it just feels right! 
    "Erie Canal", "Ballad of John Henry" and "I've Been Working On the Railroad"
    full audio demo
        Work Songs
BR71
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 $18



  44. I Get Around/Surfer Girl
   Two Beach Boys classics...
   full audio demo
      I Get Around/Surfer Girl
BR69
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 $18



  43.Ravel String Quartet, 2nd Mvmt.
   The pizzicato translates brilliantly to a crisp brass sound. 
   full audio demo
        Ravel String Quartet, 2nd movement
BR68
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 $18



  42. I Can See Clearly Now
   A #1 Billboard hit song in 1972, this beautiful song still resonates.   It just makes you feel good, and really rings out with brass!
   full audio demo
       I Can See Clearly Now
BR66
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 $18



  41. Mozart Minuet from 40th Symphony
   This works so well for brass because it is actually a powerful rhythm, with an accented syncopation.  Further testimony to 
   how universal is the music of Mozart!.
   full audio demo
       Mozart Minuet from 40th Symphony
BR67
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 $18



  40. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing 
   Any Stevie Wonder tune is a joy to arrange....  Nothin' fancy.....just knock out the funky latin rhythm on this one!
   full audio demo
       Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
BR64
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 $18



  39. This Land Is Your Land
   With a bit of Yankee Doodle Dandy and America the Beautiful thrown in as well, this one celebrates a
   rich tradition of patriotic music.
    full audio demo
       This Land Is Your Land
BR65
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 $18



  38. Sweet Georgia Brown
   This tune was irresistible long before the Harlem Globetrotters got a hold of it.....it just makes you feel good!!
   full audio demo
       Sweet Georgia Brown
BR63
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 $18



  37. Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay
   Otis Redding's soulful, hip 1968 anthem about heading out to San Francisco.  Arranged for brass quintet. 
   You can really create a mood with this blockbuster song!
   full audio demo
       Dock of the Bay
BR62
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 $18



  35. Footprints 
   Wayne Shorter's most iconic, recognizable composition is evocative for brass 
   quintet.  Take your audience on a journey........
   full audio demo
       Footprints
BR59
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 $18



  36. Alpine Powder 
   Sounds like skiing!  Swoosh down the slopes with this number.... 
  (percussion you hear is optional)
   full audio demo
       Alpine Powder
BR58
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 $18



  33. Do The Funky Heron
   Boogie, baby!  Funky and a little weird, with attitude, just like the bird..................
   full audio demo
       Do the Funky Heron
BR56
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 $18



  34.Faure Sicilienne (in a light jazz style)
   This timeless impressionist melody flows nicely with a slight "jazz waltz" feel.  Elegant, 
   but with a beat that moves you........ full audio demo
       Sicilienne
BR57
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 $18



  32. Brass Quintet Xmas Carols, Volume 3
   Yes, another volume!  Phil Smith and the NY Phil BQ asked me to arrange some new carols
   for their 2011 and  2012 Christmas concerts, and I couldn't say no!  They are included in this 
   new volume:     audio demos
       Feliz Navidad       Do You Hear What I Hear       Jingle Bell Rock
     Away In a Manger         O Come Emmanuel        It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
BR55
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 $32



  30. The Shadow of Your Smile
   This bossa nova melody was a bit hit in the 60s.  Have a listen and you'll see why: 
     Full audio demo: The Shadow of Your Smile
BR53
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 $18



  31. Cry Me A River
   A dramatic, angular, take on this tender jazz classic. 
     Full audio demo: Cry Me A River
BR54
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 $18



 28. On Green Dolphin Street
     This quintessential laid back jazz standard sounds great for brass quintet. 
     Full audio demo: Green Dolphin Street
BR52
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 $18



  29. Mozart 40th Symphony, 1st mvmt---jazz style
     Swinging Mozart.....why not?  It's such a great melody.  And there is PLENTY to play in the 
     arrangement! 
     Full audio demo: Mozart 40th
BR51
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 $18



  26. Proud Mary 
     Rock out!!  This 1960s rock 'n roll anthem is SOLID IN THE POCKET for brass quintet. 
     Full audio demo: Proud Mary
 BR48
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 $18



  27. Entangoed: an original tango for brass quintet 
     Okay, this is different!  Originally written for the concert pianist Eliane Lust, this original tango 
     translates well to BQ, with a classic tango bassline, yearning dissonances, and dramatic surges.
     Complete audio demo: Entangoed
BR49
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 $18



  25.  Black Orpheus
     This haunting, evocative song is from the movie of the same name, and was a big hit 
     in the early 60s.  Commissioned by Randy Stroetz and the Med City Brass.
     Complete audio demo: Black Orpheus
BR42
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 $18



  20. Sir Duke
     Stevie Wonder's tribute to jazz, from his landmark '70s album "Songs In the Key of Life."
     This is a natural for brass quintet!
     Full audio demo: Sir Duke
BR43
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 $18



  21. Brahms Hungarian Dance #5
     Ah, Budapest!  Brahms' passionate, lyric melody transports me to eastern europe...
     The very first notes of this great tune reveal its depth and beauty for brass.
      It burns along at a dance clip, then swings into jazz!
    Complete audio demo: Hungarian Dance #5
BR44
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 $18



   1. The Lion Sleeps Tonight
     Ah Weem Ah Weh!  Based on the South African Zulu folk song " Wimoweh", 
    "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" sounds great for brass 5tet.  Here is the full audio demo
         The Lion Sleeps Tonight
BR32
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 $18



   2. Pavane for a Dead Princess (serene bossa nova)
     Ravel's Pavane shimmers as a quiet bossa nova.   Captures the impressionist ethos 
     in a unique way (shaker is optional).  Here is an audio clip:
         Ravel Pavane For a Dead Princess
BR33
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$18



   3. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
  One of three Duke Ellington tunes recorded by the Center City 
  Brass Quintet on their CD  On the Town  (Chandos). 
  Audio clip
 BR01
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   $18



  4. The Star Spangled Banner (National Anthem)
  Performed by the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet at Yankee
  Stadium. Piccolo trpt at end (alternate ending has no picc tpt). 
  Audio clip 
BR02
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$18



  5. Tribute to Frank Sinatra
  A 4-song medley of  Sinatra's biggest hits, as commissioned by the OFFUTT  BRASS of the 
   USAF Heartland of America Band  ( their site)      Here are some clips of the Sinatra:
  Strangers In the Night         Fly Me To the Moon        My Way         New York, New York
BR09
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$28



  6.  Take the "A" Train
   The Ellington/Strayhorn classic.  Swing, a train horn effect, soaring "islands" trombone, 
   voice-out shout chorus, and then the train leaving the station.
   Audio clip
BR13
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   $18



  7.  Lush Life
   The Ellington/Strayhorn dramatic, tragic song about a bar hopping lush. 
   Audio clip
BR14
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   $18



  8.  Jingle Bells
   As performed by the New York Philharmonic Brass at Avery Fisher Hall.
   Swinging version, with a trad jazz ending.
   Audio clip
BR15
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   $18



  9. The Johnson Rag
   Blazing, swinging ragtime.  A show stopper.
   Audio clip
BR17
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$18



  10.  Adagio: Mozart 23rd Piano Concerto
   This haunting classical theme is a favorite of mine. 
   Audio clip
BR18
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$18



  11. Speak Softly (original latin tune)
   A sweet latin groove for brass quintet.  Uses flugels. 
   The shaker (perc) is optional.
    Audio clip 
 BR22
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$18



  12. La Gazza Ladra Overture
  This light, racing overture from Rossini's opera absolutely sizzles for brass. 
   It's a barnburner.  It's a full 7 minutes, but it flies by.
   As written for the NY Philharmonic Brass Quintet. 
    Audio clip 
BR23
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$20



  13. Carmen Solos
  Five movements.  Each movement features a different brass quintet soloist.
    A unique approach to Bizet's masterpiece.....demonstrates the solo virtuosity of
    each member of your quintet!  As written for the NY Philharmonic Brass Quintet. 
    Audio clips:   Trpt 1 feature          Tuba Feature          Trombone Feature
     Trpt 2 Feature          French Horn Feature
BR24
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 $48



  14. Brass Quintet Xmas Carols, Volume 1
   As recorded on  "Holiday Brass".  Six carols, all with at least 
   2 full choruses.  Well developed, often with modulations.  Suitable for concert or caroling.  Clips: 
   God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen        O  Little Town of Bethlehem       We Three Kings*
   What Child Is This         Go Tell It On the Mountain        The Holly and the Ivy
   *conga is optional. 
BR19
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$32



  15. Brass Quintet Xmas Carols, Volume 2
     As recorded on  "Holiday Brass".  Six more carols, all with 
    at least 2 full choruses.  Well developed, often with modulations.  Suitable for concert or 
    caroling.  Clips:
   Adeste Fidelis          Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming     I Saw Three Ships
    Deck The Halls       I Heard the Bells on Xmas Day       The First Noel
BR30
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$32



  16. Chopin Minute Waltz
     Celebrating the 200th anniverary of Frederic Chopin's birth, here is his signature waltz,
     (at breakneck speed), for brass quintet!  (calls for one and optionally two piccolo tpts).
      Full audio demo: Minute Waltz
BR37
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 $18



  17. Amazing Grace
     I couldn't resist arranging this great melody.  The beginning is reminiscent of bagpipes.
    The arrangement then dives and climbs, plumbing the emotions of this timeless piece.
    Complete audio demo: Amazing Grace
BR36
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 $18



  18. St. Thomas
     Sonny Rollins' signature jazz standard is a challenge for brass quintet!  It's such an
     irresistible tune---humorous, danceable, fun.  A real caribbean experience!
     Full audio demo: St. Thomas
BR39
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 $18



  19. Traumerei
     Celebrating the 200th anniverary of Robert Schumann's birth, his well known piano piece
     ("Dreaming") is transcendent for brass quintet.
    Complete audio demo: Traumerei
BR40
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 $18



  22. April Showers (latin beat)
     This uplifting tune from the 1920's, done with a bright latin beat!  Shaker is optional.
      There are alternate rhythms provided, so you can find that perfect "lock-in" rhythm.
     Full audio demo: April Showers
BR46
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 $18



  23.  Un Bel Di (from Madame Butterfly)
     Hearing Maria Callas hit the first whispering high note of this haunting melody, 
      I'm transported........I've tried to recreate that feeling with brass quintet.  This 
      arrangement takes time to develop, so give it a full listen.  The climax is dramatic!!
     Complete audio demo:Un Bel Di
BR45
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 $18



  24.  Mozart Rondo Alla Turka
     Thrill your audience!.....racing trumpets on Mozart's great turkish melody. 
     Virtuosity and power.  Piccolo tpt  (tpt 1 only) for the second  half of the arrangement.
     Full audio demo: Rondo Alla Turka
BR47
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 $18



  37. Funeral March from Beethoven's 3rd Symphony
   Arranged for the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, for a special January 21, 2015 
  concert which was a re-creation of  the New York Philharmonic's 1865 Memorial Concert for the 
  assassination of Abraham Lincoln,    commemorating the 150th anniversary of that tragedy. 
   full audio demo
       Funeral March
BR60
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 $18



 38. Comfort Ye My People/Every Valley Is Exalted 
   From Handel's Messiah, arranged for the New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet, for a special 
  January 21, 2015 concert which was a re-creation of  the New York Philharmonic's 1865 Memorial Concert 
  for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, commemorating the 150th anniversary of that tragedy.  Features
  trombone (on the Tenor solo). 
   full audio demo
       Comfort Ye My People-Every Valley Is Exalted
BR61
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 $18



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             * * * * * * *  Free JJ Johnson transcriptions!   * * * * * * * 
   Buy our "Clean Lines"jazz CD and receive5 free JJ Johnson transcribed solos with your 
   purchase.  These are brand new transcriptions, not available elsewhere: "What Is This Thing 
   Called Love", "What's New", "Satin Doll", "My Old Flame" and "Cry Me a River". 
   Important: tell us you are a trombonist, so we stick the transcriptions in your envelope.
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