Please Note: 

  • All of my charts are formatted for 8.8 x 11 inch paper (North American "letter" size)
  • If you would like me to do adapt any of these charts to better suit your ensemble (for example - move a solo into another instrument or part), please contact me.  It may be possible.

Big Band Charts

"Your Smile" for Big Band by Mark Miller                        ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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“Your Smile" -- composed & arranged by Mark Miller.
RECORDED ON "The Birdland Big Band Live" in 2018

An uplifting gospel-pop song at a medium tempo that leaves the audience breathless. It features Trombone 2 (melody and improv solo), *Alto 1 (melody and improv solo),and Piano (or Guitar) playing an a cappella cadenza. The piece is in two large sections with the cadenza in between. The first section is in 4/4 (trombone) and the second is in 3/2 (sax solo).

*It is also available in a version that features Tenor 1 instead of Alto 1. Please let me know if you’d prefer that version & I’ll email it to you.

Written for: 2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, baritone sax, 4 trumpets (with flugels in all parts), 3 trombones (2 tenors & 1 bass bone), piano, bass, drums

Approximate length: 8 minutes Difficulty level: 5

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"Go" -- for Big Band by Mark Miller  ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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"Go" -- composed & arranged by Mark Miller.

RECORDED ON "The Birdland Big Band Live" in 2018

An edgy, up-tempo, hard-bop blues with an Art Blakey style Latin-swing beat. It features Alto 2, Trumpet 3 & Drums.

Written for: 2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, baritone sax, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones (2 tenors & 1 bass bone), piano, bass, drums.

Approximate length: 9 minutes Difficulty level: 5

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"Lullaby of Birdland" for big band arr by Mark Miller  ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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"Lullaby of Birdland"

RECORDED ON "The Birdland Big Band Live" in 2018.

A straight-ahead medium-up version of George Shearing's classic. A great ‘opener’ — starts big and ends big. Features an extended sax soli, Trumpet 4, Trombone 2, Tenor sax, 8 bars of drums & 4 bars of bass.

Written for: -2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, baritone sax -4 trumpets -4 trombones (3 tenors & 1 bass bone) -piano, bass, drums

Approximate length: 6:30 Difficulty level: 4

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"Storybook" for Big Band by Mark Miller  ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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"Storybook"

A mellow straight 8th medium tempo tone poem conjuring an idyllic “once upon a time” scene. The bulk of the song is in 4/4 while the bridges and Alto ride-out solo are in 7/4 (written 4/4 - 3/3).

Features Flugel 3 & Alto 1.

Written for: -2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, baritone sax -4 trumpets (with flugels) -4 trombones (3 tenors & 1 bass bone) -piano, bass, drums

Approximate length: 7 mins Difficulty level: Grade 5

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“He Had A Hat” -- for big band by Jeff Lorber arr by Mark Miller  ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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“He Had A Hat”

My arrangement of Jeff Lorber’s fusion groover. A slow 4/4 smooth jazz-funk with a twist.

Features Alto 1, Bari sax, piano (and/or bass) & drums.

Written for: -2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, baritone sax -4 trumpets (any flugels??????) -3 trombones* (2 tenors & 1 bass bone) -piano, bass, drums

Approximate length: 7 mins Difficulty level: Grade 4

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“Send One Your Love” for Big Band by Stevie Wonder arr Mark Miller ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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“Send One Your Love”

Stevie Wonder hit from 1979 treated in a slow Samba feel, and has a light, mellow vibe. It features improv solos of: Piano, Soprano Sax, and any other horn player. (The chord changes are quite challenging to blow over.) There is a sax soil and beautiful breakdown-shout chorus for the brass.

Written for: soprano sax, alto sax, 2 tenor saxes, baritone sax (flutes in reeds 1,2 & 3), 4 trumpets (with flugels in all parts), 3 trombones* (2 tenors & 1 bass bone), piano, bass, drums.

Approximate length: 6:30 Difficulty level: Grade 4 for ensemble, Grade 6 for improv solos

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"Obsesion" 5 Tpts as played by Raul Agraz, arr by Mark Miller
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“Obsesion” by Pedro Flores arranged by Mark Miller.
RECORDED ON Raul Agraz's Latin Grammy nominated album Between Brothers (2016).

Written to feature my friend Raul, this is a Rumba-Cha rendition of this classic. (Rumba-Cha is mostly uptempo Rumba, with some Cha-Cha sections (exactly half-time.) 3-2 clavé throughout. It heavily features solo trumpet throughout, plus has a solo for tenor sax.

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/Ml_yIP1RTSg

Written for:
2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, baritone sax, 5 trumpets (4 trumpet version coming soon), 4 trombones (3 tenors & 1 bass bone), piano, bass (electric bass or baby bass preferred), percussion / drums (same chart) *works best with Latin percussion section (at minimum: congas plus either drum set or timbales)

Approximate length: 5:15 Difficulty level: 5

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"Tenderly" arranged for Vocal Big Band by Mark Miller ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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“Tenderly” by Walter Gross & Jack Lawrence

My vocal arrangement of the standard done as a medium slow jazz waltz. Sometimes down & dirty, sometimes delicate. (Hard triplet feel throughout). Commissioned by Nicole Zuraitis & the Birdland Big Band.

Features: Female vocalist (alto), a short improv solo for Tenor 2, exposed flutes in Reeds 1-3

Written for: -Female Vocalist (alto! …a few very low notes) -2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, baritone sax
(also FLUTES in Reeds 1-3. Lead flute is in Reed 2 part) -4 trumpets -3 trombones (2 tenors & 1 bass bone) -piano, bass, drums

Approximate length: 4:30 Difficulty level: 4

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“Close Your Eyes” - Vocal Big Band arrangement by Mark Miller  ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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“Close Your Eyes” by Bernice Petkere Straight ahead medium swing. My arrangement of this old gem is inspired by the Doris Day/Andre Previn version. A sort-of Ravel’s Bolero treatment… starts very small and crescendos through the entire chart. Commissioned by Nicole Zuraitis & the Birdland Big Band.

Features: Female vocalist, exposed walking bass, one chorus of piano & a short improv solo for any horn player.

Written for: -2 alto saxes, 2 tenor saxes, baritone sax
-4 trumpets -3 trombones (2 tenors & 1 bass bone) -piano, bass, drums

Approximate length: 4:30 Difficulty level: 3

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-------------------------------------- Brass Quintet Charts

Girl With The Flaxen Hair by Claude Debussy --  Arranged for brass quintet by Mark Miller  ----- ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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Claude Debussy's beautiful pastoral piece, originally written for piano, has been adapted for brass quintet.
It is highly requested for wedding ceremonies.

Approximate length: 2:45 (4:30 with optional repeat), Difficulty level: easy-medium

Written for: Trumpet 1 in Bb, Flugelhorn,
Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba, Score available upon request.

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"Little" Fugue in G minor by J.S. Bach -------- arranged for brass quintet by Mark Miller --- ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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J.S. Bach's "Little" Fugue in G minor (BWV 578) is an absolutely perfect fugue -- a masterpiece in under four minutes. This arrangement takes into consideration the players 'chops' and everyone is given short rests ("chop breaks"), making this a very playable version of what is usually an extremely difficult piece for brass quintet.

Approximate length: 3:30 Difficulty level: high

Written for: Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba, Alternate Trumpet 1 in Eb (suggested), Alternate Trumpet 1 in C, Alternate Trumpet 2 in C (suggested),

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"Flower Duet" from Lakme by Léo Delibes arranged for Brass Quintet  by Mark Miller --- ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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"Flower Duet" (Sous Le Dôme Épais) from the opera "Lakme" (1881) for Brass Quintet by Léo Delibes, arranged by Mark Miller.
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This famous operatic female duo has been made popular today by many movies, commercials, television shows and is highly requested for wedding ceremonies.

Length: approximately 2:10 Difficulty level:

Written for: Trumpet 1 in Bb Trumpet 2 in Bb Horn in F Trombone Tuba Alternate Trumpet 1 in C Alternate Trumpet 2 in C Includes Score.

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"Je Me Suis Fait Tout Petit" by George Brassens (1959) arranged for brass quintet by Mark Miller  ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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This is an easy, cute, little tune by French folk singer Geroge Brassens. Every player gets a moment to shine, and there is a short improvised solo in the 2nd trumpet part.

Approximate length: 3:40 Difficulty level: medium-easy

Written for: Trumpet 1 in Bb (cup mute) Trumpet 2 in Bb (straight mute) Horn in F Trombone Tuba Includes Score.

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Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2, Movement II: Andante Con Moto, arr for Brass Quintet by Mark Miller  ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2 in Eb Major (Opus 100, D. 92) Movement II: Andante Con Moto (in C minor).

The middle movement of Schubert's Piano Trio No. 2 is a haunting melody that is passionate, yet evokes a restrained dignity. It has been used in many movies, commercials, and television shows. Tpt 1, horn & tuba are featured on the melody in this arrangement.

Approximate length: 4:00 Difficulty level: medium (except for short solos for horn and tuba in the upper register)

Written for: Trumpet 1 in Bb Trumpet 2 in Bb Horn in F Trombone Tuba Alternate Trumpet 1 in C Alternate Trumpet 2 in C

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Ave Maria by Anton Bruckner arranged for Brass Quintet by Mark Miller. -------------------  ***PDF for INSTANT DOWNLOAD***
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Anton Bruckner's motet for choir transfers quite beautifully to brass quintet. Bruckner was a devoutly religious man, and composed numerous sacred works. Bruckner was greatly admired by subsequent composers including his friend Gustav Mahler, who described him as "half simpleton, half God".

Written for: Trumpet 1 in Bb, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba

Approximate length: 3:25 Difficulty level: medium (nothing technically difficult, just a bit of a blow)

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