Big Band Signatures

From Wind Repertory Project
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


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bell Tree
  • Bells
  • Claves
  • Congas (or Bongos)
  • Cowbell
  • Drumset
  • Maracas
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


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


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Karl L. King Municipal Band (Fort Dodge, Iowa) (Jerrold P. Jimmerson, conductor) - 23 April 2023
  • 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


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