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Big Band Signatures

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John Higgins

Medley arranged by John Higgins


General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 6:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophone I-II
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Mallet Percussion< br /> Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Congas or Bongos
  • Cowbell
  • Drum Set
  • Maracas
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This delightful medley features some of the most memorable tunes of the Big Band era ... those songs that we know as trademarks of the legendary artists from that era. Includes: Peanut Vendor (Stan Kenton); Caravan (Duke Ellington); April In Paris (Count Basie); In The Mood (Glenn Miller); Woodchopper's Ball (Woody Herman) and Leap Frog (Les Brown). All are expertly arranged by John Higgins.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Golden Gate Park Band (San Francisco, Calif.) (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 29 September 2019
  • Stuart (Fla.) Community Concert Band (Jim LeBob, conductor) – 28 April 2019
  • Foothill Symphonic Winds (Palo Alto, Calif.) (David Bruce Adams, conductor) – 11 March 2018
  • Gold Coast Wind Ensemble (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) (Clinton H. Dawley, conductor) – 4 June 2017
  • Ventura County (Calif.) Concert Band (Julie Budd, conductor) – 5 June 2016
  • Coastal Communities Concert Band (Robert C. Fleming, conductor) - 4 April 2013 (ACB’s 35th Annual Convention (San Ramon, Calif.))
  • ASC(I) Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble (Lee Tian Tee, conductor) - 2011


Works for Winds by this Composer


References

  • Higgins, J. [1994]. Big Band Signatures [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.