Big Band Arrangements...

Sarah - Free!

Sarah is one of my earliest big band compositions, and still one of my favourites. I woke up one day humming this little jazz waltz, and had to get it down. I finished it in record time (for me) - 2 days from start to finish. I wish more of my songs would themselves like this one did.

Named for my wife, this song has also been performed by many Swiss Big Bands. I receive more positive comments about this composition than from any other arrangement I have done. There is something to be said for keeping it simple. There is quite a nice sax soli before the solo section, and the trombones get to shine a bit as well.

'Sarah' is written as a piano feature, although I have featured other instruments with it from time to time. The parts where the piano plays the melody can be given to a soloist. I had the chance to hear Bob Mintzer featured on this song once - a real treat:)

Free!

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(type the password - www.davethearranger.com - to open the pdf file after unzipping)



(If you like this arrangement and use it, I would appreciate a donation)





Free download includes...

Musical Score
leadsheets for solos
5 saxes
4 trumpets
4 trombones
Guitar
Piano
Bass
Drums

(paper size is 8.5 x 11, but can work on A4 size paper)

Right click here to download the recording of Sarah.
(as played by the Second Line Big Band)