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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 (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Congas (or Bongos)
  • Cowbell
  • Drumset
  • 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 from publisher


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Winds of Faith (Roseville, Calif.) (Ray Bernd, conductor) - 4 June 2022
  • 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


Resources

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