Bill Prince

COMPOSITIONS FOR BIG BAND

These are original compositions of various levels of difficulty (see descriptions).  My preference is to send music at PDF files for the buyer to print - thus a low price.


CORRE CHICA ($40): This won a jazz  composition award.  It has been recorded by a number of college and university bands.  Requires a drummer with a Jazz-Samba beat.  Solos can be assigned.


HAPPY THOUGHTS ($30):  On Happy Thoughts CD.  Big band swinging.  Requires strong band. Fun to play.  


​WISHES ($30): Requires a soprano sax.  Optional soprano or tenor sax solo.  The chart has a modal melody and builds to easily understood climax.  A color or mood chart.  Recording available.


KAREN'S SONG ($30): on Happy Thoughts CD.  Trumpet solo - though some school bands have transposed it for alto sax solo.  A rock ballad with a pretty melody.


THEME FOR A LOVE STORY ($30): on Happy Thoughts CD.  Alto sax ballad feature.  Lush melody.  Good vehicle for training band to hear lush chords with extensions and alterations.


TRUMPETS CALIENTE ($30): Recorded by the Dick Cully Band.  A Bossa Nova featuring four trumpets.  Each gets short improv spaces but optional solos are written out.  First trumpet to high C at end.


SAMBA DE ORO ($30): On Happy Thoughts CD.  Jazz-Samba.  Soprano sax and trumpet solos.  Others possible.  Very happy tune.  Performed at Clark Terry Jazz Camps, by Marvin Stamm in Switzerland and by various military bands.


​SONG FOR TWO TRUMPETS ($30):  On Happy Thoughts CD.  Ballad.  Requires two trumpet players who can play with a pretty tone.  First trumpet up to high D.  


​BONE AMIS ($30): On Happy Thoughts CD.  Features trombone section in swinging romp.  Solos can be assigned.


​LITTLE WILLIE ($30): Swinging Trumpet feature written for Willie Thomas.  Melody constructed of pentatonics in many keys.  Recorded by U of Florida Jazz Ensemble.


EBONY DANCE ($30): On Happy Thoughts CD.  Clarinet feature in the style of Artie Shaw or

Benny Goodman but with a swinging contemporary big band.


STREET CHASE ($30): Very fast and swinging.  A run down the street with the cops chasing you.



COMPOSITIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR SAXOPHONE QUARTET

All pieces recorded by the Florida Saxophone Quartet (SATB) on "Ill Wind."  Each chart is $25.


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (Bates & Ward)


FUGUE V from Well Tempered Clavier (J. S. Bach)


SCALES (Bill Prince)


SONATA IN G MINOR, 1st movement (Alessandro Scarlatti)


SUITE MODALE, 1st movement (Ernest Bloch)


OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY (Ira & George Gershwin)


STARDUST (Hoagy Carmichael & Mitchell Parrish)


SOPHISTICATED LADY (Duke Ellington)


VERY EARLY (Bill Evans)


​SAIL AWAY (Tom Harrell)


ILL WIND (Kpehler & Arlen)








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