Christopher Frost

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Big Band

Kick Off Your Shoes is a boogie for 17-piece Big Band.

 

This minor boogie starts with a left hand piano groove after which each section enters playing a different theme. There are written out/improvised solos for trumpet, trombone and alto saxophone. The last section changes key combining themes heard earlier driving the piece home.

Kick Off Your Shoes    £36

Instrumental

Hollywood Romance is a straight feel instrumental for 17-piece Big Band.

 

This moderately slow piece conjures up the sound and imagery of Hollywood's golden age.

Hollywood Romance    £36

Instrumental

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A Pinch Of Salt    £36

Instrumental

A Pinch Of Salt is a fast straight feel instrumental for 17-piece Big Band.

 

This lively, driving chart makes a nod to The Muppets Theme and features a tenor saxophone solo.

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You Warm The Cockles Of My Heart    £36

Vocal

You Warm The Cockles Of My Heart is a medium-slow sentimental love song for 17-piece big band with vocal. The vocal ranges from G below middle C to the second D above middle C (G3-D5) and was originally arranged for a female vocalist although it would also suit a male baritone/crooner.

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Cat Burglar    £36

Instrumental

Charleston    £36

Instrumental

Cheers, Bill!    £36

Instrumental

Cat Burglar is a medium-fast daring, sneaky and brazen sounding swing instrumental for 17-piece Big Band.  It contains no solos other than the opening tip-toeing bass line and piano interjections.

Charleston is an arrangement of the Cecil Mack & Jimmy Johnson 1923 classic for 17-piece Big Band. There are 2 alternative combinations for the reed parts:

 

Clarinet (alto 1); Sax 1 (alto 2); Sax 2 (tenor 1); Sax 3 (tenor 2); Sax 4 (baritone)

Clarinet (tenor 1); Sax 1 (alto 1); Sax 2 (alto 2); Sax 3 (tenor 2); Sax 4 (baritone)

 

The rest of the parts work as normal although the guitar part can be replaced with banjo if there happens to be one to hand!

 

Cheers, Bill! is a medium-slow straight feel instrumental for 17-piece Big Band. It is a trombone feature dedicated to the revered trombonist, composer and arranger and band leader, Bill Geldard.

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Nun With a Gun    £36

Instrumental

Nun With A Gun is a fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek, heist-sounding instrumental for 17-piece Big Band that is sure to raise a smile and get the audience to their feet.

 

It features an alto saxophone solo and a key change for the final hurrah.

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