Big Band

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Big Band Arrangements

One copy of each part:

Conductor's Score
Alto Sax 1
Alto Sax 2
Tenor Sax 1
Tenor Sax 2
Baritone Sax
 

Trumpet 1
Trumpet 2
Trumpet 3
Trumpet 4
Trombone 1
Trombone 2
Trombone 3
Trombone 4

Piano
Bass
Guitar
Drum Kit
Aux. Percussion
Optional Flute
Optional Clarinet

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Ed Wilson's ORIGINAL Big Band Compositions

Various Levels   -  ALL $25+gst PDF only

TITLE DESCRIPTION Cat
No.
MP3 Highest
Trumpet
Note

A DAY IN TUNISIA

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

Instrumental - built on a similar chord pattern to Night In Tunisia. A great concert piece as it has many dynamics & time changes - some city sounds are featured. There is an optional written also sax solo. WPA
857
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A above stave

A LITTLE SUGAR SAMBA

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 5+

Exciting Samba. From Ed Wilson's CD 'UP THE PACE'. Lots of percussion for the whole band to play. WP
805
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D above stave

A SWINGIN' AFFAIR

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 5

Ed Wilson original from Up The Pace CD. Features Saxes. Plenty of ensemble work. Trumpet and Alto Sax solos. WP
827
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E above stave

A VERY USEFUL
BIG BAND SELECTION
Volume 1

Some original, some PD

Level 3

TEN separate pieces that are very useful to have in your BIG BAND library.
Ten titles for the price of one

1.   ADVANCE AUSTRALIA FAIR
2.   WALTZING MATILDA
3.   HAPPY BIRTHDAY
4.   JOLLY GOOD FELLOWS
5.   TAH - DAH CHORD
6.   ATTENTION PLEASE CHORD
7.   BOTANY BAY
8.   CELEBRATION MARCH
9.   SWING IT (PLAY ON or OFF)
10. AULD LANG SYNE

Volume 1 is a collection of novelty pieces that some bands might find difficult to play without having the music in front of them.  These help to give the band a professional sound to many special occasions - birthdays, end of year celebrations etc.

See also A VERY USEFUL BIG BAND SELECTION Volume 2 - below

WPA
783
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A above stave

A VERY USEFUL
BIG BAND SELECTION
Volume 2

Some original, some PD

Level 3½

TEN separate pieces that are very useful to have in your BIG BAND library.
Ten titles for the price of one

11.   SWINGIN' MATILDA
12.   GROOVE ON
13.   FUNKY MONKEY
14.   JAZZ COUNTRY
15.   CURTAIN OPENER
16.   DOWN UNDER SAMBA
17.   ELEGANT BALLAD
18.   SWING BILLY BOY
19.   CIRCUS ON PARADE
20.   CLICK GO THE SHEARS

Volume 2 is a collection of play on's and play off's (chasers) that will give your concerts a professional touch. Example: ideal for a play on for an award winner, special guest speaker as they approach the stage.  The tunes are "till cut", giving the person time to get to the stage.

See also A VERY USEFUL BIG BAND SELECTION Volume 1 - Above

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Bb above stave

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

Original arrangement
by Ed Wilson

Level 5

Wow! This one is a show stopper! Lots of USA bands have bought this chart! Ed Wilson's Wacky Big Band uses this chart to close the show. WP
836
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E flat above stave

BEETHOVEN'S 5th SAMBA

Original arrangement
by Ed Wilson

Level 4+

An exciting Latin/rock treatment of Beethoven's Symphony No. 5. Highest note for Trumpet 1 is "E". Advanced tonguing is required for this chart. There is a guitar solo over a Salsa feel. Several aux. percussion players required to capture the Latin feel. WPA
767
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Computer
recording

E above stave

BILLABONG BOOGIE

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3

 

Great swing era phrases. This chart is an excellent swing chart for your band. Jive tempo. A very popular chart - with optional written solos. WP
708
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F high stave

BLUES FOR PAT

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4½ - 5

'Basie'style blues from Ed Wilson's CD 'UP THE PACE'. WP
803
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E flat above stave

CHILLI ENCHILADA

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3 ½+

Hi energy rock from start to finish. Easy ranges & chords. Optional written trumpet solo. Features two key changes.

This was played at Mount Gambier 2010 GIJ as a sight reading chart by the Division 3 Superband.

WPA
805
Full recording
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C above stave

CLICK GO THE SHEARS

Original arrangement
by Ed Wilson

Level 4

 

A very exciting chart with some challenge.  Features BRASS CHOIR.  A dirty 12/8 feel with an ALTO SAX solo, into a fast swing with a BONE solo.  Extra optional written solos. WP
751
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D above stave

CRAZY FOR YOU

ORIGINAL VOCAL
Level 4

Ed Wilson ORIGINAL MALE vocal chart with optional instrumental solo parts.  Straight ahead swing feel.  The bones have a small soli followed by a typical "swing era" section.  An optional written solo on the 1st trombone part.  Sounds good as an instrumental solo - clarinet would work well if using as instrumental solo. Key 'Eb' WPA
869
Ed Wilson singing vocal line
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D above stave

CRAZY FOR YOU

ORIGINAL VOCAL
Level 3½

Ed Wilson ORIGINAL FEMALE vocal chart with optional instrumental solo parts.  Straight ahead swing feel.  The bones have a small soli followed by a typical "swing era" section.  An optional written solo on the 1st trombone part.  Sounds good as an instrumental solo - clarinet would work well if using as instrumental solo. Key 'C' WPA
868
Trombone playing vocal line
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A above stave

DIXIE DOODLIN'

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

Dixie Doodlin' has a raunchy, "Stripper" like feel (plenty of "bump and grind").  It requires a good, forceful approach with glissing trombones, a back beat from the drums and section against section.  Optional written solos for trumpet and tenor sax.


Comes with two versions:
Version 1 for Big Band
Version 2 has the melody and solo space on all of the parts for students to practice solo improvisaion.
PLAY-A-LONG Big Band CD extra $5 +gst

WP 2204 Listen
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Bb above stave

FAIR DINKUM BLUES

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3
 

Easy blues for solos with optional written solo parts. Ed uses this chart when he workshops students to start them soloing with the "blues scale". WP
703
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G above stave

FAIR DINKUM BLUES

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4

Advanced version. From 'SONG FOR JOEL' CD.
Basie style blues - features Trombone.
WP
835
  E flat above stave
GENERATIONS IN JAZZ '94

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3 - 3½
 
Swinging Show Opener with optional adlib Solos.
From 'SONG FOR JOEL' CD.
WP
701
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A flat above stave

GENERATIONS IN JAZZ '95

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3 - 3½
 

Funky 12/8 feel with Optional adlib Solos.
From 'SONG FOR JOEL' CD.
WP
711
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G above stave

GENERATIONS IN JAZZ 2004

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

After a rather "way out" beginning the chart settles into a funky-groove feel with a catchy "hook".
There is a written guitar solo in "G" into a trombone solo in "Ab",
(both of have optional written solos).
Several key changes throughout this chart gives an offbeat and interesting treatment to the "Blues".
WPA 706 Listen
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B flat above stave

HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

Original arrangement
by Ed Wilson

Level 3 - 3½

High Energy chart featuring Guitar. This chart is still a big hit in our catalogue. WP
702
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A above stave

JAZZ COUNTRY

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3

Lively 2 beat feel with optional written solo. From Ed's 'SONG FOR JOEL' CD. WP
709
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G above stave

JAZZ IN THE CITY

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½+

Features a catchy melody over a straight ahead swing feel. An optional written trumpet solo and a hot chorus featuring the saxes. There is a piano solo after a fugue section. A full on out chorus with optional high trumpets (cued).

This was played at Mount Gambier 2009 GIJ as a sight reading chart by the Division 2 Superband.

WPA
799
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recording
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Sample
recording
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C above stave

JIG THAT JAZZ

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

A swingin' instrumental with a change of feel to a 12/8 'River Dance' feel. Comes with an optional written tenor sax solo. This chart is a little different. WP
776
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B above stave

JIVE TALK

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 2+

A medium, shuffle tempo.  Great for dancing.  Features adlib or optional solos for trumpet & alto sax.

Also available in the Mix & Match Originals Series

WPA
862
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G sharp top of stave

JUMP 'N JIVE

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4

A "straight ahead" up tempo, swinging chart.

Also available in Level 5+ - see below.

WP
799
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C sharp above stave

JUMP 'N JIVE

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 5+

A "straight ahead" up tempo swinging chart. WP
829
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Recording of Level 4 chart
G above stave

JUST GROOVIN'

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

Basie style '2' feel, really cooks as it romps into'4' feel. Optional written piano, trombone & trumpet solos. WP
741
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a above stave

JUST BREEZIN'

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 2½+

Close harmonies with catchy theme.  Requires a cool approach.  Optional written solos for alto sax and trombone.

Also available in the Mix & Match Originals Series

WPA
863
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F sharp top of stave

KAKADU

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

Easier version of Ed's instrumental from his "Up The Pace" CD. Features Alto Sax solo with an important bass backing. Begins softly and builds throughout to a very full ensemble, then fades again leaving the alto sax & bass to finish the tune. This one will work best in concert hall conditions.  See Level 5 version below for the advanced band. WP
781
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B above stave

KAKADU

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 5

Instrumental from Ed's "Up The Pace" CD. Features Alto Sax solo with an important bass backing. Begins softly and builds throughout to a very full ensemble, then fades again leaving the alto sax & bass to finish the tune. This one will work best in concert hall conditions. WP
823
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E above stave

LATIN FANTASY

Original composition
by Ed Wilson
Level 3½+

Instrumental - requires a high energy Samba Feel - with optional trumpet/flugel feature.  Optional written solo section followed by half tempo Rock Feel - then back to tempo 1 for a full on exciting finish!! WPA 866

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with Flugel solo

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B above stave
Optional higher trumpet D above stave

LEAVE US SLEEP

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4½ - 5

From Ed Wilson's CD 'UP THE PACE'. -
Jazz/Rock feel - Very exciting - Features Saxes.
aka "Kings Step Out"
WP
801
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B flat above stave

LET'S GO!

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 2+  

High energy rock feel.  Optional written solo for alto sax. Plenty of playing for all sections.

Also available in the Mix & Match Originals Series

WPA
859
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G above stave

LOVERS

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4½ - 5

From Ed Wilson's CD 'UP THE PACE'.
Beautiful ballad featuring Trombone or Tenor sax.
WP
806
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B flat above stave

Trombone
Solo's
Highest noteD flat in stave

MAKE IT HAPPEN

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

This is a "Basie style", straight ahead swinger featuring optional written solos for trumpet & tenor sax. The saxes have the bulk of the melody. A short shout chorus leads back into the catchy theme after the solos.

Comes with two versions:
Version 1 for Big Band
Version 2 has the melody and solo space on all of the parts for students to practice solo improvisaion.
PLAY-A-LONG Big Band CD extra $5 +gst
WP
2201
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Bb above stave

MAJOR SWING

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

Contains every Swing era phrase - shuffle feel - featuring several optional written solos - REALLY SWINGS. WP
749
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B flat above stave

MILLENIUM BUGABOO

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4

Very energetic with a ROARING 12/8 feel. Exciting chart! WP
755
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D above stave

MINOR RIFT

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

Minor Rift has a driving swing/shuffle feel. It is basically a minor blues with a few colours added. Optional written solos for trombone, trumpet and guitar. Plenty of punch building through 4 key changes.

Comes with two versions:
Version 1 for Big Band
Version 2 has the melody and solo space on all of the parts for students to practice solo improvisaion.
PLAY-A-LONG Big Band CD extra $5 +gst

WP 2202 Listen
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A above stave

NOT IN THE MOOD

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 5+

From Ed Wilson's CD 'Up The Pace'. This fast swinger features the trombones in the first chorus. An exciting interlude sets up key changes for the trumpet & tenor sax solos. Plenty of section work in this one. WP
824
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E above stave

PEER GYNT ROCK

Original arrangement
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

Driving Rock Feel - popular Concert piece. Also available in Mix & Match Combo & Concert Band. WP
714
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G above stave

PLAIN SAILIN'

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4½ - 5

From 'SONG FOR JOEL' CD
Features Alto Sax or Flute - Up Tempo Swing.
WP
812
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F above stave

RECYCLED BLUES

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½ - 4

Ed's MOST popular original. A 'must have' for your big band.

See below for a more difficult version with higher trumpet parts.

The MP3 recording you hear is the advanced version Level 5 - the only difference is the trumpets are not as high as the Level 5 chart.  The highest note is "'G'.

WP
717
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G above stave

RECYCLED BLUES

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 5

Ed's MOST popular original. A 'must have' for your big band. This is a more difficult version than the chart above.  The trumpet parts are higher at this level- highest note for trumpet is 'Eb'. WP
833
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Eb above stave

ROCK SOLID

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 2+

Requires high energy rock feel.  Due to easy chords the rhythm section can really cut loose.  Optional written solos for guitar and tenor sax.

Also available in the Mix & Match Originals Series

WPA
858
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G above stave

SCATTIN' LATIN

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½ - 4

Exciting Samba with optional written Trombone solo & vocal part written in "scat" lyrics. Also available in Concert Band. From Ed's 'SONG FOR JOEL' CD. WP
730
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A above stave

SONG FOR JOEL

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4

Features Tempo & Feel Changes - Written Alto Solo + Optional Flugel + Soprano Sax Solo - A very special chart. This is also the name of one of Ed's CDs. WP
729
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C above stave

SOPHIE
You're an inspriation

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

Dedicated to beautiful Sophie Delezio.
A catchy, light rock feel (almost bossa nova) ballad.  Features two alto saxes.  A big bridge from the brass leads into an optional written solo for 1st alto sax.

Comes with two versions:
Version 1 for Big Band
Version 2 has the melody and solo space on all of the parts for students to practice solo improvisaion.
PLAY-A-LONG Big Band CD extra $5 +gst

WP 2203 Listen
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Bb above stave

SOPHISTICATED SAMBA

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

Exciting Samba with optional adlib Solos also available Level 5 (see below). From 'SONG FOR JOEL' CD. WP
716
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F sharp high stave

SOPHISTICATED SAMBA

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4½ - 5

Advanced version from 'SONG FOR JOEL' CD.
Several solos. This is Ed's CD version. It is also available for level 3½ (see above).
WP
814
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F above stave

SORT'A SALSA

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3

Catchy Latin arrangement with a SALSA feel. A Good chance to feature those percussionists. Monutno section. Features a TRUMPET SOLO. Very bright piece. Also avaiable in Concert Band & Mix & Match. WP
780

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G above stave

SOUL IN THE CITY

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 2+

A laid back blues in 3/4 time.  Features first alto and first trumpet on the theme. There is some light ensemble work followed by optional written solos from alto sax and piano.

Also available in the Mix & Match Originals Series

WPA
860
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F sharp top of stave

SWAN LAKE THEME

Original arrangement
by Ed Wilson
Level 3 - 3½

Beautiful theme by Tschaikowsky.  Rich harmonies & full section work.  New tempo half way through with key change.  Several dynamics & harmonic moods throughout. WPA 867

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A above stave

TAKE IT EASY

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

Basie style easy groove featuring alto sax & trumpet. Nice swingin' chart. WP
772
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B flat above stave

THE OPENER

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4+

A great show opener to feature a soloist on any instrument.  Hard hitting moments with plenty of section work. WP
848
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E above stave

THIS 'OLE HOUSE

Original arrangement
by Ed Wilson

Level 5

Energetic swinger with several key changes. Guitar and trombone solos. Lots of ensemble work. From Ed Wilson's Wacky Big Band CD. WP
826
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E above stave

TIME FLIES

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 3½

This has a high energy rock feel featuring double tonguing from the brass.  Saxes carry the rather busy melody.  There is an optionl written solo for guitar.  A good chance to feature the drummer with an optional extended solo. 
A great concert closer.

Comes with two versions:
Version 1 for Big Band
Version 2 has the melody and solo space on all of the parts for students to practice solo improvisaion
PLAY-A-LONG Big Band CD extra $5 +gst

WP 2205 Listen
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A above stave

TIME OUT

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4

Rhythmic challenge in 10/8-funky rock to fast swing. Features optional written Alto solo, lots of ensembles. Has a catchy melody. WP
746
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C above stave

TRIBUTE 2000

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4½ - 5

Exciting Show Opener - High energy rock style.

AKA "Tribute to a Czar" (recorded by Daly/Wilson Big Band).

WP 810 Listen
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D above stave

12 METER BOOGIE

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 4½ - 5

From Ed Wilson's CD 'UP THE PACE' - Clarinet Feature. WP 808A Listen
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F above stave

UP THE PACE

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 5

From Ed Wilson's CD of the same name. Very,VERY fast swing chart . WP 807 Listen
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E above stave

WALTZING MATILDA
Level 4
Original arrangement
by Ed Wilson

PLUS

ADVANCE
AUSTRALIA FAIR

Level 4
Original arrangement
by Ed Wilson

Two separate charts for the price of one.

Waltzing Matilda - Raging Rock chart SHOWSTOPPER!! This is now one of Ed's most sought after arrangements.


Advance Australia Fair - 'Moving' big band chart.

WPA
728

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C above stave


B flat above stave

WHATEVER!

Original composition
by Ed Wilson

Level 2+

A catchy theme over a rather laid back rock feel.  Optional written solos for alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet & trombone.  Plenty of playing for all sections in comfortable registers.

Also available in the Mix & Match Originals Series

WPA
861
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G above stave