Combo Transcriptions, Arrangements, Charts, and Takedowns: Swing 1920's-1940's Music

 

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Big Band: 5 saxes, 3-4 trumpets, 2-4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums.

1920s Orchestra: 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano, violin, drums

Dixieland Band: - trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, tuba, piano, drums (sometimes tenor)

Concert Band: - Standard concert band instrumentation  

Symphony Orchestra: - Symphony Orchestra, Big Band with Strings, Big Band plus Orchestra

Benny Goodman Solos and Transcription Booklet: - Benny Goodman Solos and a booklet on How to Transcribe

Combo, Piano Solo, Choir and Pit Orchestra: - Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra....





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COMBO, SOLO PIANO, Choir and PIT ORCHESTRA

Combo:  $8 per chart

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These are generally combo arrangements (combo charts) and miscellaneous.

Note: Some of these arrangements were intended as vocal backgrounds for a vaudeville show that never materialized. I was hired to write these arrangements loosely based on (but not too close to) the original 1920s recordings. The 6-piece instrumentation is: Alto sax/clarinet, trumpet, violin, piano, banjo, and tuba. Others, such as "Buenos Aires" "Creole Jazz"  "Bounce Me Brother" and "That Old Black Magic" were for-hire transcriptions. Scores are provided with charts written in Finale. The earlier "manuscript" charts do not come with scores.

A Beira de Baia (composed by Mike Henebry) (for Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Alto Sax, Drums, Latin Percussion, Acoustic Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Piano, Vibes, Organ, Choir and Strings) "mp3"

 

A Smooth One (as recorded by Benny Goodman Sextet (clarinet, trumpet, tenor, piano, guitar, bass, drums)

 

A Smooth One, expansion of Benny Goodman version to 4 horns: alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums

 

All Alone

 

All the Cats Join In, reduction of Benny Goodman version to alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums

 

Blue Adagietto, (composed by Mike Henebry) trumpet, piano, bass, drums  "mp3"

 

Blue Lou, reduction of Benny Goodman version to alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums

 

Borneo, reduction of 1928 Frank Trumbauer to quintet: clarinet, trombone, piano, bass, drums

 

Bounce Me Brother With a Solid Four... from the "Buck Privates" Soundtrack (clarinet, tenor, bari, 2 tpt, tbn, rhythm)

 

Buenos Aires (from Evita) (a la Madonna) (2 sax, 2 brass, rhythm)

 

Christmas Song, The (James Taylor transcription) (alto, trumpet, trombone, strings, rhythm, male vocal)

 

Cotton Club Stomp, reduction of 1929 Duke Ellington to quintet: clarinet, trombone, piano, bass, drums

 

Creole Hot Sauce, Zydeco (composed by Mike Henebry) accordion, violin, guitar, washboard, bass, drums (composed by Mike Henebry) "mp3"

 

Creole Jazz (as recorded by Acker Bilk) (clarinet + rhythm)

 

Dippermouth Blues, reduction of Glen Gray to alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums

 

Dippermouth Blues, reduction of Glen Gray to clarinets (7 sopronao, 3 alto and 3 bass clarinets) plus rhythm "mp3"     Live performanve by Darrin Thiriot

 

  Don't Keep Me In The Dark, Bright Eyes

 

Glad Rag Doll

 

Go Tell it on the Mountain (James Taylor transcription) (tenor, trumpet, trombone, strings, rhythm, male vocal)

 

Hot Licorice (composed by Mike Henebry) Clarinet quartet "mp3"

 

How Could Red Riding Hood?

 

Hungry Women

 

If I Get Ideas (as recorded by Louis Armstrong '51) 4 saxes, trumpet, trombone, rhythm, male vocal

 

If I Had A Talking Picture Of You

 

If I Had You

 

I'm Just A Vagabond Lover

 

It All Depends On You

 

It All Depends On You

 

Moten Stomp, reduction of 1927 Bennie Moten to quintet: clarinet, trombone, piano, bass, drums

 

Shenandoah Fiddle (composed by Mike Henebry) Bluegrass. Violin, Banjo, guitar, bass "mp3"

 

Some Children See Him (James Taylor transcription) (vocal, piano and strings)

 

Someone To Watch Over Me

 

Stampede, reduction of 1926 Fletcher Henderson to quintet: clarinet, trombone, piano, bass, drums

 

That Old Black Magic (as recorded by Louis Prima, 1958) (tenor sax, trombone, rhythm section and vocal duet)

 

Tubalistics (composed by Mike Henebry) (for 4 Euphoniums + 4 tubas) "mp3"

 

Tubalistics Quintet (composed by Mike Henebry) (for 3 Euphoniums + 2 tubas)

 

Tuxedo Junction, Erskine Hawkins version reduced to 4 horns: alto, tenor, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, drums

 

We'll Meet Again, reduction of Vera Lynn version to vocal, clarinet, alto, trumpet, trombone, violin, guitar, piano, bass, drums

 

  Winter Wonderland (James Taylor transcription) (alto, trumpet, trombone and strings, male vocal)

Solo Piano:  $5 per chart

This is an original ragtime piece composed by Mike Henebry.

"mp3" indicates that an mp3 of the chart (with virtual instruments reading the chart) can be accessed by clicking the link. Get your browser a few seconds to load and use the back arrow to get back to the site (not the x).

 

Oily Rag  (original composition) $5 "mp3"

Choir 1  Choir 2

Choir:  $10 per chart

Ah (vocal choir, SATB) composed by Mike Henebry "mp3"

 

Pit Orchestra:  $25 per chart

Note: The instrumentation is for Pit Orchestra (three reeds (clarinet, flute/piccolo, soprano/flute/bari), 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, keyboard, bass, drums, cast vocalists).

Shipoopi (From the Music Man) (transcribed from a recording)

 

 

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Big Band: 5 saxes, 3-4 trumpets, 2-4 trombones, piano, guitar, bass, drums.

1920s Orchestra: 3 saxes, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, banjo, piano, violin, drums

Dixieland Band: - trumpet, clarinet, trombone, banjo, tuba, piano, drums (sometimes tenor)

Concert Band: - Standard concert band instrumentation  

Symphony Orchestra: - Symphony Orchestra

Benny Goodman Solos and Transcription Booklet: - Benny Goodman Solos and a booklet on How to Transcribe

Combo, Piano Solo, Choir and Pit Orchestra: - Combo, Piano Solo and Pit Orchestra

.... To view the lists of band charts, click on the tabs above.