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Alexander's Ragtime Band

From Wind Repertory Project
Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (arr. Jerry Nowak)

General Info

Year: 1911 / 2013
Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts - $90.00   |   Score Only - $15.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Percussion, including:

  • Drum Set
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Jerry Nowak gives this Irving Berlin classic a real big band treatment. An up tempo swing leads to a jazz ballad in the middle of the piece. A swing roll-off and a catchy Dixieland-style brass quintet follows, with the full band swinging to the conclusion. This work is ideal for pops concerts and community bands.

- Program Note by publisher

This arrangement would be an excellent encore selection. The arranger sets this famous song in the swing style of the big bands of the 1940s, starting in swing style, while the center section of the piece is a jazz ballad , still in swing style. The piece then changes to a Dixieland style featuring a brass quintet and ends with the full band swinging again at the original tempo.

- Program Note from The Instrumentalist, May 2014

Commercial Discography

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