Ollie Creations
Original Church Choir and
Big Band Music  

Music Scores Available

Here is a complete list of my music. In general, the list is from least to most difficult. The links at the bottom of the song description allow you to download a copy of the conductor's score, and an MP3 to listen to the complete song. To purchase, click on the purchase link.

Norwalk Walk
by Dave Parker

Instrumentation: 5 Saxes, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set.

Norwalk Walk is a medium swing piece, MM 120 and very playable by the average Middle School and High School Jazz Band.  Melody is stated by Alto and Trumpet.  The bridge section is brass, with 1st trumpet on an “A.”  The second chorus features a very playable sax soli.  Brass and Saxes trade the melody to the end.

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The Visconti
by Dave Parker

Instrumentation: 5 Saxes, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set.

The Visconti is a Light Latin Rock piece, MM 108.  It is very playable by Middle School and High School Bands, and features harmonies and rhythms which are much more interesting than the average grade II piece.  Harmonies are based on the minor 13 chord, and rhythms feature quarter note triplets throughout.  A trumpet solo turns in to a trumpet duet before the final contrasting section.

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Impeller Blues
by Dave Parker

Instrumentation: 5 Saxes, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set.

Impeller Blues is a fast swing piece, MM 160.  It features tenor sax and trombone throughout.  The bone/tenor parts are substantially more difficult than parts for the rest of the band, but all band members have something interesting to play!  The rhythm section plays “stop time” with the main theme, then the full ensemble plays “stop time.”  The trombone and tenor trade improve solo sections before the shout section.  Trombone and tenor play out the main theme.  Top trumpet note “D.”

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Trek to Hamilton Mountain
by Dave Par
ker

Instrumentation: 5 Saxes, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar.

“Trek To Hamilton Mountain” is sure to be a favorite or your band and your audiences alike. The reoccurring straight eighth note rhythms are catchy, and the contrapuntal lines will keep anyone tapping their toes!  It is a program piece depicting a climb up a mountain, pausing to admire the view, and hiking back down again!  It is sometimes tricky, but very playable! MM 120; Top Trumpet note – “A” just above the staff.

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Summer Harbour
by Dave Parker

Instrumentation: 5 Saxes, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar.

“Summer Harbour” is written for that trombone player in your band who needs a challenge and a solo.  The trombone soloist is featured throughout the piece with an improve section in the middle.  There is an optional, written out solo.  The difficulty level is a3+ for the trombone soloist, and a 3 for the rest of the band.  It is a straight eighth note piece with a slight latin feel.  MM 100; Top Trumpet note – “A” just above the staff.

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'S Wonderful
by George and Ira Gershwin
Arranged by Dave Parker

Instrumentation: 5 Saxes, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set.

‘S Wonderful is an extremely swinging piece!  MM 104.  The familiar theme begins in a medium volume, with light rhythm section counter melodies.  A tenor sax solo, then a trombone solo, state the second theme repetition.   The third theme repetition begins quietly as the rhythm section drops out.  The winds build toward the end as the rhythm section re-enters for a swinging shout section to the end.  Bass Trombone and Bari Sax have counter-melody lines.

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A Child Is Born
by Thad Jones
Arranged by Dave Parker

Instrumentation: 5 Saxes, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Solo Trumpet, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set.

A Child Is Born is a classic tune by Thad Jones.  MM 76, this arrangement keeps the original ballad style with the melodic and harmonic structure intact.  Also in the Thad Jones style is the use of the Fluglehorn as a feature throughout the entire piece.  The voicings, the background lines and the phrasings are fresh and original.  A good Flugelhorn/Trumpet player will have a blast playing this arrangement!  The third time through the theme features a quintet of Trombone, Trumpet, Bari Sax, Tenor Sax, and Alto Sax

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Fishing In E Flat
by Dave Parker 

Instrumentation: 5 Saxes, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set. 

Fishing In E Flat is a modified Blues in (any guesses?) E Flat!  The tempo is medium to medium slow, MM 96.  The main theme is played by the trombones.  Trumpets enter 2ndX and saxes join 3rdX.  Care must be taken to stay at this tempo and not play it any faster.  This allows the trombone section to play the triplets and slow glissando!  A solo is given to the tenor sax - 2X through the changes, and 2nd trumpet – 2X through the changes.  The shout chorus is with the full ensemble and gives the drummer a chance to really set up some interesting and swinging figures!  Trombones finish with the original theme.  Top trumpet note is “D.” 

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Jingle Bells, a Ballad
Arranged by Dave Parker

Instrumentation: 5 Saxes, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set.

Jingle Bells, A Ballad does not sound very much like the original “Jingle Bells,” but it certainly does sound like a Christmas Tune!  Almost all of the harmonies are substitution chords, in the Vince Guaraldi style, and the tempo is very slow MM 60.  Rhythms are not difficult, but phrasing and dynamics are very important.  Short melodic solos feature trombone, alto sax, and trumpet.  Top trumpet note is “C.”  With proper attention to phrase endings and crescendos — decrescendos, this piece will be a favorite with audiences and musicians alike! 

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Star Spangled Banner
by Francis Scott Key
Jazz arrangement by Dave Parker

Instrumentation: 5 Saxes, 4 Trombones, 4 Trumpets, Vocal, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Drum Set.

The Star Spangled Banner arrangement is written for jazz band only.  How many times has the jazz band played the “Banner” by using a pep band arrangement?  This arrangement is not wild and jazzy; instead uses  standard harmonies, melodies and rhythms.  It is in the traditional key of A Flat, which gives the vocalist a chance to hit the high note at the end!  The chart works equally well with or without a vocalist.

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