Big Band Charts

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Big Band Charts $15 per chart (unless otherwise noted) 

A “chart” is an arrangement (a full orchestration), it includes all of the parts for all of the instruments.

These Big Band Charts are, generally, note-for-note transcriptions of the big band charts that the original band recorded. And, in many cases, even the solos are transcribed. The big band charts here are arrangements and transcriptions, “charts.” In most cases, the style is big band swing from the 1930s and 1940s. The charts that say “arrangement” are my own arrangements. Be sure to check out the “Orchestra & Strings” link above too. There are some charts with Big Band + Strings (and most of the time the strings are optional) or full orchestra + Big Band.

Instrumentation:

Big Band Charts Note: The instrumentation varies a little from chart to chart (usually from 13-17-pieces). With the 13-piece charts, usually there is no guitar (although the piano part can be used since the chords are always noted). So, the real range is from 14 to 17-piece.

The instrumentation is noted by three numbers (saxes, trumpets, trombones). For example, 532 = 5 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 544 = 5 saxes, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, etc. Almost all have 5 saxes, there are usually 3 or 4 trumpets, and 2-4 trombones.

Since it is typical for trombone parts to double trumpet parts (an octave lower), you can add trombone parts, if needed, by dropping the appropriate trumpet part down an octave (and transposed back to concert).

The Rhythm section almost always consists of piano, bass and drums (sometimes with guitar). Some of the Big Band Charts have vocals (usually one chorus) and can be easily replaced by a solo (or solos) if you don’t have a vocalist.

A few charts are basically “all” vocal (i.e., beginning to end). Those are noted as “vocals.” Scores are provided with charts that were written in Finale. The earlier “manuscript” charts do not come with scores.

If a chart is a transcription, it should sound very much like the recording. For many of the arrangements and original compositions of mine, I have mp3 recordings. Please ask me for specific titles and I will send them to you.

I also do custom work (transcriptions, arrangements, film scoring, karaoke tracks, etc.). Please click on ” Custom Work” (above) or mikehenebry.com (where I sell my original compositions).

I will expand or reduce any of the Big Band Charts (transcription or arrangement) here to fit your instrumentation for $30.

AUTOMATIC VOLUME DISCOUNTS!

The discounts below (except the whole library) are applied automatically. If you want a different amount of charts, email me at bigbandmusicguy@aol.com and I’ll give you a separate quote for your order.  If you would like to buy the whole library, email me bigbandmusicguy@aol.com and I’ll send you an invoice (which you can pay through PayPal or a credit card).

6 charts (30% discount) = $63 (= $10.50 each)

8 charts (40% discount) = $72 (= $9 each)

10 charts (50% discount) = $75 (= $7.50 each)

25 charts (60% discount) = $150 (= $6 each)

50 charts (70% discount) = $225 (= $4.50 each)

In between amounts (7 charts, 15 charts, 36 charts, etc.) will get the discounts too. The same discount applies to all charts, solos and booklets on this web site.

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THE BIG BAND CHARTS:

Ain’t No Use (’66 Count Basie/ Artur Prysock) (male vocal) 544

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Ain’t She Sweet (arrangement) 544

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Ain’t That A Kick In The Head (’60 Dean Martin) (male vocal) 532

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Ain’t That A Kick In The Head (’60 Dean Martin) (male vocal) 544

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All I Ask Of You (Phantom Of The Opera) (arrangement) 544

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All The Cats Join In (’44 Benny Goodman) 544

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All The Things You Are (’39 Artie Shaw) (female vocal) 544

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All The Way (Latin Rock) (female vocal) (arrangement) 544

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All The Way (’57 Frank Sinatra) 544

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America The Beautiful/God Bless America (arrangement) 532

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Any Old Time (’38 Artie Shaw) (female vocal) 532

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Auld Lang Syne (’39 Guy Lombardo) 432

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Auld Lang Syne (arrangement) 544

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Autumn Leaves (Kenton style arrangement) 544

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Bach Goes To Town (’38 Benny Goodman) 532

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Begin the Beguine (Artie Shaw) 544

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Best Is Yet To Come, The (Frank Sinatra & Count Basie) 544

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Beyond The Sea (’60 Bobby Darin) (male vocal) 544

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Big John’s Special (’39 Benny Goodman) 532

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Birthday Song, The (arrangement) 544

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Blue Lou (’39 Benny Goodman + Metronome All-Stars) (same as above with added parts) 544

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Bugle Call Rag  (’36 Benny Goodman) 532

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Cab Driver (arrangement) 544

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Change Partners (’38 Larry Clinton) 532

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Cherokee (’39 Charlie Barnet) 544

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Christmas Waltz (as recorded by Frank Sinatra) 533

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Coffee Song, The (Frank Sinatra) 544

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Concerto For Clarinet (’42 Artie Shaw) 544

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Contrasts (Jimmy Dorsey) 544

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Crazy He Calls Me (1961 Dakota Staton) 500 (no brass, saxes & rhythm only)

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Crazy Rhythm (’40 Benny Goodman) 533

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Deed I Do (as recorded by Sammy Davis, Jr.) 544

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Dippermouth Blues (’58 Glen Gray) 544

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Does Your Heart Beat For Me? (’39 Russ Morgan) (Short Version) 532

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Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (tango) (arrangement) 544

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Downhill Special (Benny Goodman) 544

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End, The  (with optional string Qtet) (arrangement) 544+4

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Flip, Flop and Fly (as recorded by Big Joe Turner, expanded) 544

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For Dancers Only (’37 Jimmie Lunceford) 544

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Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra, Count Basie) 544

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From This Moment On (Les Brown) 544

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God Bless America (Kate Smith) 544

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Happy Go Lucky Local (’46 Duke Ellington) 532

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (as recorded by Frank Sinatra) 544

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Hawaiian War Chant (’46 Spike Jones) (short version) 111 (Dixie instrumentation) $8

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Heartaches (’47 Ted Weems) 432

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Headless Horseman, The (’49 Bing Crosby) 544 (choir in saxes)

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Hit The Road Jack (arrangement) 544

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Honeysuckle Rose (as recorded by Anita O’Day, expanded) 544

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I Believe in You (as recorded by Frank Sinatra) 544

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I Cried For You (’42 Harry James) (female vocal) 544

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I Don’t Want To Walk Without You (’41 Harry James) (female vocal) 532

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I Get Ideas (’51 Louis Armstrong w/ Sy Oliver)(4 saxes, trumpet, trombone, rhythm) (male vocal  411 $8

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I Know Why (’41 Glenn Miller) (female vocal) 532

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I Won’t Dance (Frank Sinatra) 544

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I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You (as recorded by Louis Jordan & Louis Armstrong, expanded)

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I’ll Be Seeing You (’38 Tommy Dorsey/Frank Sinatra) 532

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I’ll Never Say “Never Again” Again (’53 Benny Goodman/Helen Ward) 544

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I’m Gonna Live Till I Die (’55 Frank Sinatra & Ray Anthony) 544

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I’m Livin’ In A Great Big Way (’35 Benny Goodman/Buddy Clark) 532

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I’m Getting Sentimental Over You (’35 Tommy Dorsey) 532

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I’m Old Fashioned (’42 Benny Goodman) (male vocal) 532

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Inka Dinka Doo (ala ’34 Jimmy Durante) 532

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In The Mood (’40 Glenn Miller) 544

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It Isn’t Fair (’50 Sammy Kaye/Don Cornell) 532

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It’s Been A Long Long time (’45 Harry James/ Kitty Kalen) 532

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It’s Love I’m After (’36 Tony Martin)

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It’s Not Unusual (Tom Jones) 544

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It Was Wonderful Then (’41 Bing Crosby/John Scott Trotter) 532

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Japanese Sandman, The (Artie Shaw) 544

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Jazznocracy (’34 Jimmie Lunceford) 544

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Juke For Teresina (from Walk on the Wild Side) (arrangement) 532

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Jump, Jive an’ Wail (as recorded by Louis Prima, expanded) 544

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Jumpin’ At The Woodside (’39/’54 Benny Goodman) 544

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Just a Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody (as recorded by Louis Prima, expanded) 544

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King Porter Stomp (’35 Benny Goodman) 544

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Ko-Ko (’40 Duke Ellington) 533

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La Bamba (arrangement) 544

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La Vie En Rose (arrangement) 544

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La Vie En Rose (vocal, ala Mellissa Manchester) (female vocal) 544

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Let’s Dance (’39 Benny Goodman) 544

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Lovely To Look At (’35 Jan Garber) 532

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Lullaby in Rhythm (’38 Benny Goodman) 544

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Mack The Knife (’59 Bobby Darin) 544

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Ma ‘Tit Fille (ala Buckwheat Zydeco) 544

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Main Stem (’42 Duke Ellington) 533

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Manhattan (’46 Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey) 544

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Me And The Moon (’36 Buddy Clark/Joe Reichman) 532

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Memories Of You (Arrangement ala Goodman) 544

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Midnight Sun Will Never Set, The (as recorded by Benny Carter, 1961, with Coleman Hawkins, Phil Woods, Jo Jones, et. al.) 504 (no brass on recording or chart)

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Minor Swing (’37 Le Quintette du Hot Club de France, expanded) 644

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Moonlight Becomes You (’62 Charlie Spivak) 532

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Moonlight Serenade (’39 Glenn Miller) 544

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Moonlight Serenade (trombone feature with optional string Qtet) (arrangement) 544+4

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More (Bobby Darin) 543

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My Inspiration (’61 Pete Fountain/Bud Dant) 544

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My Funny Valentine (with optional string Qtet) (arrangement) 544+4

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Never In A Million Years (’37 Ben Bernie/Buddy Clark) 532

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New York, New York (Frank Sinatra) 544

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Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, A (’40 Glenn Miller) (male vocal) 532

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Nightmare (’38 Artie Shaw) 532

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Night Train (’52 Buddy Morrow) 532

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Nobody Does it Like Me (Shirley Bassey) 544

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Old Fashioned Way, The (arrangement) 544

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Out Of Nowhere (arrangement) 532

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Over the Rainbow (James Last) 544 + optional synth (strings)

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Pass That Peace Pipe (’47 Kay Kyser) 544

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Petite Fleur (’61 Pete Fountain/Bud Dant) 544

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Petite Fleur (SOG Big Band) 544

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Pigeon Walk (’37 Jimmie Lunceford) 532

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Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone (as recorded by Sammy Davis, Jr.) 544

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Pretend (arrangement) 544

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Radio (arrangement) 544

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Red Roses For A Blue Lady (Bert Kaempfert) 514

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River Stay ‘Way From My Door (Frank Sinatra) 544

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Rockin’ Hot Boogie 544 (composed by Mike Henebry)

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Roll ‘Em (’37 Benny Goodman) 544

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Sam’s Song (as recorded by Bing & Gary Crosby) (expanded) 544

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Sea Cruise (50’s rock song) (arrangement) 544

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Second Star to the Right (as recorded by Doris Day)

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Sentimental Journey (’45 Les Brown/Doris Day) 532

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Sheik of Araby (Billy May) 544

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Sing Me A Swing Song (’36 Benny Goodman/Helen Ward) 532

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Six Lessons From Madame La Zonga (’40 Jimmy Dorsey/Helen O’Connell) 532

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Sixteen Tons (as recorded by Tennessee Ernie Ford) (expanded) 544

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Snibor (based on Johnny Hodges recording) 544

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Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise (as recorded by Bobby Darin) 544

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Soliloquy (From Carousel) (Frank Sinatra) 544

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Some Enchanted Evening (arrangement) 544

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So Rare (’57 Jimmy Dorsey) 532

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Stardust (’40 Artie Shaw) 544

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Stardust (’36 Benny Goodman) 533

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Stardust (’36 Benny Goodman) 544

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Star Spangled Banner (instrumental) (arrangement) 544

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Star Spangled Banner (vocal) (arrangement) 544

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Stealin’ Apples (’39 Benny Goodman) 544

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St. Louis Blues (’38 Benny Goodman) 544

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St. Louis Blues (’39 Artie Shaw ) 544

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Street of Dreams (Frank Sinatra with Count Basie) 544

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Swanee (’46 Al Jolson) 544

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Swingtime In The Rockies (’38 Benny Goodman) 532

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Tain’t What Cha Do (’39 Jimmie Lunceford)) 544

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Tender Trap, The (Frank Sinatra) 544

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That Old Black Magic (’58 Louis Prima, expanded) 544

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There’s No Tomorrow (ala ’49 Tony Martin) 532

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This is My Life (Shirley Bassey) for brass band (vocal, 4 trumpets, Flugelhorn, Alto Horn, 4 French Horns, 2 Euphoniums, 4 trombones, Eb tuba, rhythm sect.)

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Time After Time (’44Frank Sinatra)

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Train Kept A-Rollin’ (as recorded by Tiny Bradshaw, 1951, expanded) 544

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Tuxedo Junction (’40 Erskine Hawkins “live”) 544

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Tuxedo Junction (’40 Glenn Miller) 544

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Undecided (as recorded by Chick Webb & Ella Fitzgerald, 1939, expanded) 544

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Unforgettable (Ray Anthony) 544

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Walk-on Music (9 short introductions) (arrangement) 543

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We’ll Meet Again (Vera Lynn) 544

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Well Did You Evah (Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra) 544

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What A Wonderful World (arrangement) 544

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Whatever Lola Wants (Sarah Vaughan) 544

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When I’m Feelin’ Kinda Blue (Johnny Hodges & Wild Bill Davis) 544

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When My Baby Smiles At Me (’61 Pete Fountain/Bud Dant) 544

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When The Saints Go Marching In (arrangement) 544

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White Sport Coat, A (arrangement) 544

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Where Are You? (Arthur Prysock/Count Basie) 544

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Wonderland By Night (’61 Bert Kaempfert) 514

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Woodchoppers’ Ball (’39 Woody Herman) 532

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World We Knew, The (arrangement) 544

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You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me (’45 Benny Goodman) 532

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You Came A Long Way Fr St. Louis (‘Stan Kenton/June Christy) 544

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Younger Than Springtime (arrangement) 544

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Be sure to check out the “Orchestra & Strings” link above. There are some Big Band Sheet Music charts there that are Big Band + strings charts (and most of the time the strings are optional).