Jazz & Ragtime

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Fillmore, Henry (1881 – 1956)

Lassus Trombone

Written  in 1915, this is arguably the  most famous of the fifteen trombone rags written by Fillmore.

arranged by Michael Allen

3 Trumpets in B flat, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, optional Percussion

BB BE 090113 – $38.00
3′ 00″ – intermediate

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Gershwin, George (1898 – 1937)

Rialto Ripples – a Rag

You may remember hearing this chart used as the theme song for the Ernie Kovaks show during the 1950’s.  In fact, Jack Newlon ‘borrowed’ the first strain from Gershwin’s only rag for his own composition the Oriental Blues which was the music used by Mr. Kovaks for his radio and television programs from 1951 – 1963.

In 1917 at the age of 19, Gershwin wrote Rialto Ripples with his colleague Will Donaldson (serving as arranger) while both were employed at the Jerome Remick Publishing House.  Allegedly, the piece was written by Gershwin while riding the 5th Avenue bus.  Rialto is a pseudonym for Broadway, and the Ripples refers to rain on his hotel window reflecting the lights of Broadway.  Rialto Ripples was one of the first of many ‘ripples’ pieces that would appear in the 1920s and 1930s.

arranged by Michael Allen for 423.11 brass ensemble

Piccolo in B flat, 2 Trumpets in B flat, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, optional Percussion

BB BE 000802 – $38.00
3′ 00″ – intermediate


Handy, W.C. (1873 – 1958)

St . Louis Blues March

Arranged from the version made famous by Glenn Miller

4 Trumpets in B flat, 2 Horns, 4 Trombones, Tuba, Drums

BB BE 120701 – $38.00
4′ 30″ – advanced
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Joplin, Scott (1867 – 1917)

Bethena, a Concert Waltz

Charming little waltz, written in ragtime style, arranged by Michael Allen

B flat Piccolo, E flat Trumpet, B flat Trumpet, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, optional Percussion

BB BE 000403 – $38.00
5′ 00″ – medium


Easy Winners

arranged by Michael Allen

Piccolo, Trumpet in E flat, Trumpet in B flat, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, optional Percussion

BB BE 000701 – $38.00
3′ 30″ – medium


Elite Syncopations

arranged by Michael Allen

3 Trumpets in B flat, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, optional Percussion

BB BE 080701 – $38.00
3′ 30″ – medium


Euphonic Sounds

arranged by Michael Allen

3 Trumpets in B flat, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, optional Percussion

BB BE 080110 – $38.00
4′ 00″ – medium


Magnetic Rag

arranged by Michael Allen

Trumpet in E flat, 2 Trumpets in B flat, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba (optional percussion)

BB BE 000601 – $38.00
3′ 00″ – medium


Pleasant Moments – a Ragtime Waltz

arranged by Michael Allen

Trumpet in E flat, 2 Trumpets in B flat, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba (optional percussion)

BB BE 100109 – $38.00
3′ 30″ – medium


Wall Street Rag

arranged by Michael Allen

3 Trumpets in B flat, Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, optional Percussion

BB BE 080702 – $38.00
4′ 00″ – medium


Meacham, F.W. (1850 – 1896)

American Patrol

Hey!  That’s not a picture of Meacham – that’s a picture of Glenn Miller.  This popular march written in 1885 was made even more popular by Glenn Miller with a fantastic arrangement by Jerry Gray.  Gray’s arrangement was later adapted by Leonard Whitney for concert band and now for 423.11 brass ensemble by Michael Allen

4 Trumpets in B flat, 2 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Drums

BB BE 120603 – $38.00
3′ 30″ – medium

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Piazzolla, Astor (1921 – 1992)

Tango Nuevo Suite

Piazzolla’s style of melding classical, jazz, and tango idioms is on full display in this suite that includes Fugata, Milonga del Angel, and Libertango – extensive solo passages for flugelhorn and euphonium

arranged by Michael Allen for 423.11 brass ensemble

3 Trumpets in B flat (one doubling piccolo), Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba

BB BE 131001 – $50.00
10′ 50″ – difficult

 


Prima, Louis (1910 – 1978)

Sing! Sing! Sing!

Prima was at the race track with some friends, which included Bing Crosby.  Bing became agitated when his horse lost a race to the amusement of all present – Louis yells out Sing Bing! Sing!  – the inspiration of an iconic swing era chart which was later to become the signature tune for Benny Goodman and his orchestra.

arranged by Michael Allen for 423.11 brass ensemble

3 Trumpets in B flat (one doubling piccolo), Flugelhorn, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, Euphonium, Tuba, Drums

BB BE 120602 – $50.00
4′ 30″ – medium