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Angels We Have Heard on High-in Five! arranged by Cherilee Wadsworth Walker. For jazz choir (SATB choir, a cappella). Jazz, Christmas. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1774). (Level III) No longer a traditional carol, this SATB arrangement with occasional "divisi" in the soprano and alto voices features a bouncing ostinato derived from the rhythmic underpinnings of the Brubeck classic, Take Five. Ranges are moderate, with an optional tenor solo. For the performers, it provides a great introduction to irregular meters and jazz harmonies, and for the audience offers a fun, energetic alternative to the much-loved holiday classic. SATB a cappella.
$50.00

Genres: Christmas, Jazz & Blues, Miscellaneous
Sing We Now of Christmas arranged by Jason Heald. For jazz choir (SSATB choir with rhythm section or a cappella). Swing, Christmas. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1783). This is a swinging SSATB arrangement of the traditional English carol. Scored with string bass accompaniment, the chart can be performed a cappella, too. A great up-tempo chart for the Christmas season! SSATB with rhythm or a cappella.
$45.00

Genres: Christmas, Swing, Miscellaneous, Jazz & Blues
Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise arranged by Mark Denis. For jazz choir (SATB choir with rhythm section). Swing. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1802). This SATBB arrangements begins with a rhythm section intro which is followed by a mixture of unison and tight harmonic vocal writing. Vocalists are challenged with a soli followed by some room for the pianist to solo. This song finishes up with energy, with a transition from swing into straight-eighths. SATB with rhythm section.
$45.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Bop for Boog by Frank F. Eychaner. For jazz choir (SATB choir with solo and rhythm chart). Jazz. Level 2. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1840). A great chart for beginning and advanced improvisers, this tune is a catchy opener with a strong climax. AABA form. Basic chord extensions add color to an accessible chord progression. A written solo at the beginning can be approached many ways. Solo backgrounds provide for multiple solos. SATB with solo and rhythm chart only.
$40.00

Genres: Jazz & Blues
Crescent Moon in Spring by Tsunenori ''Lee'' Abe. For jazz choir (SATB choir with rhythm section). Jazz Ballad, Jazz Waltz. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1858). This original composition performed by the group, Syncopation, has two well-contrasted sections--fast jazz waltz and a tender ballad. It features improvisation solos by both male and female. SATB with rhythm section.
$45.00

Genres: Jazz & Blues
For All We Know arranged by Tsunenori ''Lee'' Abe. For jazz choir (SATB choir with piano). Jazz, Ballad. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1859). This wonderful jazz standard features a Bill Evans-like piano part. Very sensitive, and emotional arrangement by ''Lee'' with ambitious voicings and intriguing harmony. SATB with piano.
$45.00

Genres: Jazz & Blues
Lucky to be Me by Jed Scott. For jazz choir (SSATB choir with acoustic bass and male vocal solo). Jazz. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1862). The rich vocal textures in this Bernstein/Comden/Green classic are allowed to fully ring with just acoustic bass as accompaniment. In tribute to Gene Puerling, the harmonic vocabulary comes from The Singers Unlimited, but musical humor is reminiscent of the Hi-Lo's. A nice a cappella rubato interlude in the middle of the chart leads to some challenging reharmonized vocals. A great chart for teaching rhythm-feel without a drummer and for featuring your group's bassist. SSATB with acoustic bass; male solo.
$45.00

Genres: Jazz & Blues
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen by Bill DiCosimo. For jazz choir (SATB choir with rhythm section). Jazz Waltz, Christmas. Level 2. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1871). (Level II) A high-spirited jazz waltz rendition of the classic Christmas carol. Solo improvisation section is based upon 24-bar minor blues and can feature scat, piano, or any other instrumentalist. A repeated vamp at the end of the chart can also feature a soloist. Suggested chord voicings provided in the piano part. SATB w/ Rhythm.
$40.00

Genres: Christmas, Jazz & Blues, Miscellaneous
Pages by Bill DiCosimo. For jazz choir (SATB choir with rhythm section). 12/8 Groove, Modal, Scat, Jazz. Level 2. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1872). (Level II) A high-energy, 12/8 feel, modal vocal jazz chart inspired by the works of Darmon Meader and the New York Voices. Features a scat solo or piano improvisation section, a vocal "shout chorus," and a drum solo break. Suggested chord voicings are provided in the piano part. SATB w/ Rhythm.
$45.00

Genres: Jazz & Blues
Homecoming (Count 'Em) arranged by Jeff Hall. For jazz choir (SATB choir with rhythm section). Swing, Medium, Jazz. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ1892). A vocal adaptation of the Basie Band's Count 'Em, this arrangement features three vocalese solos performed by three females (or by two females and a male soloist). With powerful dynamic changes, "horn" hits and a swinging shout section, this is classic Basie. SATB (soprano require a high Bb) with rhythm.
$45.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Teach Me Tonight by Kirk Marcy. For jazz choir (SATB choir with rhythm section). Swing. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2003). This straight-ahead, slow to medium swing chart features a soloist, either male or female with a rubato section up front as well as a section within the tune. Reminiscent of the Count Basie Band with some challenging chords. A fun chart to sing. No separate rhythm parts. Chord changes are included in the vocal parts. SATB with rhythm.
$45.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Four Brothers by Mark Mazur. For jazz choir (SATBB choir with 4 solo voices and rhythm section). Swing. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2018). Yes, it's here!! The tune made famous by the Dave Lambert Singers and Manhattan Transfer. Recorded by Vocal Jazz I on UNC's Hot II (LP or CD). A fun chart to sing and not hard to learn. A must for everyone...strong opener or closer. SATBB with four solo singers and rhythm section.
$55.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
God Bless the Child arranged by Marion Linton. For jazz choir (SSATBB choir, a cappella). Jazz, Ballad. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2020). Great feature for a soulful baritone or tenor, with powerful background for the other voices. This arrangement starts out quietly, builds to a strong climax, then winds down for an introspective finish. SSATBB a cappella.
$50.00

Genres: Jazz & Blues
I've Never Been in Love Before by Sonja Ramirez Sarr. For jazz choir (SATB choir with rhythm section). Swing, Shuffle, 3/4 time signature. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2029). Performing this song, which moves between 4 and 6 parts, brings excitement to both the vocalists and the rhythm section. It can be done as a medium swing or a hard shuffle. The tune starts with an attention getting intro that tastefully moves into a two feel. Then comes the driving swing. There is an opportunity for soloists to shine, or there is the option to skip the solo section. It has a surprising 3/4 section in the middle. Moving back into 4/4, the ending is energizing. SATB with rhythm section. Recorded on Soundsation's 1996 CD Live and Kickin'.
$45.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
I've Never Been in Love Before by Frank Loesser. Arranged by Paul Read. For jazz choir (SATB choir, a cappella). Jazz, Ballad. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2030). This lush a cappella arrangement of a great ballad by Frank Loesser features the entire vocal ensemble. The emotional lyric and fresh harmonization make this chart fun to rehearse and perform. SATB a Cappella.
$45.00

Genres: Jazz & Blues
I've Never Been in Love Before by Jennifer Barnes. For jazz choir (SSATBB choir with rhythm section). Swing. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2031). This is a swinger that starts simply and builds in excitement and complexity throughout the chart! Improvisation section is followed by a half-chorus soli style vocal with additional lyrics by Jennifer Barnes. This will take some "shedding", but lots of fun to sing and the upbeat lyric and mood make it a nice tune for an opener, closer or anywhere in between! SSATBB with rhythm Section.
$50.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
In a Mellow Tone by Duke Ellington (1899-1974). Arranged by Darmon Meader. For jazz choir and big band (SATB or SSATBB choir with big band). This edition: Trumpet range to D6. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos with instrumental parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2033). (Level IV) This Darmon Meader arrangement of the Duke Ellington classic combines the Ellington Big Band, Basie Big Band and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross versions. The arrangement features vocalese sections for solo male and female, as well as intricate backgrounds for the ensemble. the song builds to a dynamic shout chorus based on the Frank Foster/CBO arrangement. SATB or SSATBB with big band.
$85.00

Genres: Jazz & Blues, Standards, Swing
The Seekers (Prince of Darkness) by Wayne Shorter. Arranged by Kerry Marsh. For jazz choir (SATB choir with rhythm section). Swing. Level 5. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2050). (Level V) This burning arrangement of the Wayne Shorter tune from Miles Davis' Sorcerer album is based loosely on the big band chart by Chuck Dotas. It features alto and tenor saxophones and contains a soli section with two-line counterpoint, doubled in the saxophones. The new lyric written by Marsh speaks of the human intellectual search for knowledge and understanding. Works well as an opener or closer. SATB w/ rhythm section.
$60.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Stolen Moments by Randy Crenshaw. For jazz choir (SATBB choir, a cappella with optional rhythm section). Jazz. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2059). The Oliver Nelson classic with lyrics by Mark Murphy. bittersweet clusters and quartal voicings are followed by a 12-bar minor blues solo vamp and out. Recorded on UNC's Hot VI. SATBB a cappella with optional rhythm section.
$45.00

Genres: Jazz & Blues
But Not for Me arranged by Naomi Crellin. For jazz choir (SATB choir, a cappella). Ballad, Swing. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2145). (Level IV) Alto solo for majority of the arrangement of this jazz standard. The tune begins with the rarely performed verse in ballad style. The head in goes into medium swing with a walking bass line. Scatted soli in the middle for soprano, alto and tenor. The head out is blocked for the first half, is back to ballad feel for second half, and then ends in swing feel. SATB a cappella.
$55.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
Everybody's Boppin' by Mark Mazur. For jazz choir (SATB choir with rhythm section). Swing. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2182). The up-tempo Lambert, Hendricks and Ross opener or closer. A male or female soloist with lots of "chops" is necessary. No improvisation required. SATB with rhythm section.
$50.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues
All of You by Cathy Jensen-Hole. For jazz choir (SSATB choir with rhythm section). Jazz Waltz, Rubato. Level 4. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2185). (Level IV) This wonderful Cole Porter tune has been arranged with three different styles to produce a cohesive whole. It begins with a medium-tempo jazz waltz feel that encourages room for expression in the ensemble. The second chorus switches to a double-time feel leading to solo space. The final chorus begins in the double-time feel returning at the second A to the waltz. A rubato a cappella brings the chart to a close. SSATB w/ rhythm section.
$45.00

Genres: Jazz & Blues
Sounds Like Fun by Morgan Ames. For jazz choir (SSAA choir, a cappella). Jazz, Ballad. Morgan Ames Series. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ22). Low note D below middle C. Short and sweet showpiece, part ballad, part rhythmic, hot chords and flashy vocal move (not difficult) on last chord. Written originally for a speaker manufacturer to show off the human voice. SSAA a cappella.
$25.00

Genres: Jazz & Blues
Afternoon in Paris by John Lewis. Arranged by Cathy Jensen-Hole. For jazz choir (SSATB choir with rhythm section). Swing. Level 3. Set of 16 octavos with rhythm parts. Published by UNC Jazz Press (NC.VJ2205). (Level III) A swing arrangement of John Lewis' tune that works well at either a medium or fast tempo. The chart with its lyric-less melody also has a vocal soli and plenty of room for solos. SSATB w/ rhythm section.
$45.00

Genres: Swing, Jazz & Blues