BAND TRANSCRIPTIONS AND BIG BAND ARRANGEMENTS
transcribed/arranged by Mike Henebry
Listed on this site (click on the
links above or below) for sale are approximately 300 of my big band charts, big band
arrangements, big band transcriptions, 1920s orchestra charts, 1920s orchestra
transcriptions, concert band arrangements, Dixieland charts, and other big band
music and band music scores. They are either transcriptions
(also called “record copies” or “takedowns”) or arrangements
(also called "originals" or "specials"). The transcriptions
are generally note-for-note copies of the arrangements that the original big
band recorded. I also have a book of 26 Benny Goodman solos (transcribed from
his recordings)... click the "Benny Goodman Solos" link (above or
below). The arrangements
are my own arrangements.
CHARTS WILL BE SENT TO YOU AS PDF FILES (PDF CHARTS) WITHIN HOURS!!
(usually less than 24 hours)
Incidentally, a "chart" is an arrangement (a
orchestration), it includes all of the parts for all of the instruments (I've
had some people ask)
Click on the links at the top of the page, or below, to find band
charts, sheet music, music scores, and orchestra arrangements in the style you are interested in. These
are all "pdf charts." In other words, they have been scanned and will be sent to
you as pdf files.
prices (per chart) are:
Symphony Orchestra: – $20
Band: – $8
Benny Goodman Solos (book): – $15
Combo – $8
Discounts!... Even at these low prices, I offer discounts for larger orders. See
the discounts available on each page!
- If you have a particular recording that you'd like to have
transcribed, please ask. If it is something I can use for one of my own bands, I
will usually do it very cheaply. I will transcribe
almost any recording. The fee would usually be in the $150-$350 range (depending
on many factors). To
inquire, please email a sound file (mp3) of the recording you want transcribed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Then I'll get
right back to you with a price. I use Finale notation software these days. So,
you will get a commercial-looking chart with all the band parts and the music score.
I will do a Big Band, Dixieland, 1920s Orchestra,
concert band, or symphony orchestra arrangement of any song (even one you have written) for $50-$300 (depending upon whether I can use the song with my own bands, if it would sell on this site, and my availability, etc.).
I can also produce professional-looking sheet music of a song you have written. Please inquire:
SOLO TRANSCRIPTIONS - I do solo transcriptions very cheaply (there's
not as much involved as with a full arrangement or transcription). A typical
32-bar solo would cost you about $20. I will also give you a discount for large
orders. For example, if you wanted 20 Artie Shaw solos transcribed, I'd give you about 15% off. Please inquire:
SCORING, MUSIC FOR VIDEOS, PRESENTATIONS and GAMES - I am also a
composer. I have the tools... a Digital Audio Workstation (Cubase), Finale, etc. and the
experience and ability to write music for film, TV and video games. My prices are excellent and
negotiable. Audio samples of my work are available on the "Concert Band" any "Symphony Orchestra" pages of this web site. I'm also
available as an orchestrator. Please inquire:
FINALE or Sibelius
- If you put a chart of
mine (written in manuscript) on Finale or Sibelius and send me the .mus file, I
will give you a free chart. This way, if you wanted to, you could end up with an
unlimited number of free charts by putting the free one on Finale or Sibelius
and continuing the process until you have all the charts you want.
- If you have any
suggestions for transcriptions, I would appreciate knowing about them. If I get
enough requests for a specific song or style, I will probably do it. Also, if
you have any suggestions of any kind or any questions, please email me at:
- I have provided some
free samples of my work (near the top of the "Big Band" page). A sample of my
handwritten charts and a sample part as printed by Finale are available for you
to download for free. Also, if you'd like to hear the original recording that I
transcribed the music from, ask me. I can usually find the recording and will
send you an mp3 of it. Write to me at:
Band: – 5
saxes, 3-4 trumpets, 2-4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums.
– 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano, violin, drums
trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, tuba, piano, drums (sometimes tenor)
Standard concert band instrumentation
Benny Goodman Solos: -
Benny Goodman Solos
Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra: -
Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra
.... To view the lists of band charts, click on the tabs above.
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