Vocal Jazz Arrangements
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AIRALEE - SATB and SSAA - Level 3.
A contemporary wordless vocal arrangement composed by Sherrine, featuring a Metheny-style melody and beautiful modal harmony. A great way to introduce your vocalists to contemporary jazz, and a great opportunity to focus on dynamics and shape. Includes a solo section and optional descant melody. Published by SMMusic. $60.
BOSPHORUS - SSATBB - Level 4+.
This Hungarian folk song is in 12/8 and features a stunning contrast of a lyrical folk melody with a highly charged rhythmic concept. Based off of the Errol Rackipov arrangement, this wordless vocal adaptation features a male soloist as well as the opportunity for at least two improvisational solos. Works great as an opener or closer for a set! Published with permission by SMMusic. $75.
CROOKED CREEK - SSATB - Level 4.
Composed by Jon Cowherd (Brian Blade Fellowship), this up-tempo/odd-metered swing tune in 5/4 features three different solo sections, providing a lot of opportunity for improvising over modern harmony. The dramatic ending makes for a great opener or closer for a set! Published with permission by SMMusic. $75.
DRIVING TO TOWN LATE TO MAIL A LETTER - SSATB - Level 4.
This beautiful composition by Peter Eldridge features solo opportunities for both men and women. This poignant lyric and straight 8th contemporary groove allows students to connect to a lyric as well as get a feel for the direction of contemporary vocal jazz. Demo recording coming soon! Meanwhile, check out the track on Peter Eldridge's "Disappearing Day" available on Spotify and iTunes. Published with permission by SMMusic. $75.
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NO MORE - SSAA, SAT, and SATB - Level 3
This beautiful composition by Becca Stevens is in 6/8 and features a beautiful lyric and intense build into the bridge, creating an intense contrast. This arrangement features an opportunity for a female soloist and works well for both a small and large ensemble. Published with permission by SMMusic. $75.
SHADE OF THE CEDAR TREE - SSATBB - Level 4+.
This Christian McBride wordless swing tune will get the crowd going! Very melodic and a juxtaposition of swing and latin feel! These lush 6 part harmonies contrast with counter lines to create a complex "big band" sounding arrangement! Features a big-band style head out. Published with permission by SMMusic. $75.
WEIGHTLESS - SSATBB, SSATB, SATB - Level 4.
Becca Steven’s captivating composition will add great diversity to any set. This medium/up, contemporary, rhythmic piece has a beautiful flowing melody and stunning lyric. This arrangement contains two different solo sections, giving many soloists the opportunity to shine. This highly musical composition allows for an incredible display of musicality and sensitivity - a highlight to any set of music! Published with permission by SMMusic. $75.