Aaron Hettinga

Aaron Hettinga

This arrangement of “Canned Heat”  gives a horn section an opportunity to fill up a performance of Jamiroquai’s classic recording made immortal during Jon Heder’s amazing dance scene in “Napoleon Dynamite”. These horn parts fit right in with the recorded version, following lines played by the string section.

The notated parts follow the key and form of the original track to bring some extra punch to an existing rhythm section (rhythm parts not included in this package).

Since multiple edits of “Canned Heat” have been released (album vs. single/radio edits), handy text notations are included throughout the parts to inform players of the present lyric and to better accommodate whichever path the lead singer takes through the tune.

Really lifts up a live performance!

This arrangement of this Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak and Silk Sonic collab gives a horn section a chance to fill up a performance of “Leave the Door Open." These horn parts play a similar role as the string section on the recording, while following the key and form of the original track to bring some extra punch to the rhythm section.

The Bari Sax part definitely adds some extra weight to this chart, but the remaining 3 horn parts will still function independently if the bari is not available.


Really lifts up a live performance!

This arrangement of Marvin Gaye’s definitive version of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” gives a horn section a chance to fill up a live performance when no full string section is available. This horn chart follows the key and form of the original track to bring some extra punch to the rhythm section. Really lifts up a live performance!

No Rhythm section or vocal charts are included with this package of standalone horn parts. Other than a few passages that reach into the higher end rangewise for the tenor sax and the trombone (optional 8va marks for the bone), only a short blast of 16th notes presents any other notable technical challenge in this arrangement.

Nathaniel C. Davis was a cornetist, educator, bandleader, composer and later publisher at the N.C. Davis Music Company of Nashville, Tennessee.

During the 1910's he Taught at Nashville's Fisk university having instructed the notable trumpeter Doc Cheatham. He also taught with the Tennessee School for the Blind as well as serving as President and educator for the Traveling Conservatory of Music that he formed.

Besides leading and performing with his own N.C. Davis band, he was also known as Music Director and General Manager of the Lebanon Band and later served as music director with the Gantry Brothers Circus Band.

Davis' Trombone Family of compositions consists of 5 known pieces written for concert band between 1916 and 1921. All five of these works are pacakged here for Trombone and Piano:

Additional information on the preparation of these arrangements is available in the free download, Arranging the Works of N.C. Davis

Charles Kinkel (1832-1872) was an American composer who prepared Red Stockings Polka in 1869 as a tribute to the popular Cincinnati baseball club. Subtitled, “To the Ladies of Cincinnati.”

This arrangement has been prepared for the instrumentation of Alford’s “Hungry Five” polka band books and serves as a fine addendum to those familiar pieces. While the clarinet parts tend to be the most active, they often feature diatonic scalar patterns that remain accessible to most intermediate-level players. Again, it’s mostly short diatonic 16th note bursts. At the risk of sounding sloppy, it may be better to take the tempo at a little slower tempo to better accommodate. Besides, if playing this piece for Polka dancing, it would be best to take this at a more danceable tempo anyway.

This downloadable PDF package contains a full score and a set of parts that are ready to go for adding some extra variety to your German Band’s Oktoberfest gig!

This fun polka classic is presented here in an arrangement for Trumpet, Tenor Sax, along with a flexible Rhythm/Vocal Lead Sheet. The singalong fun of this edition closely follows the key and form of the Frankie Yankovic recording, but the horn parts fill in to substitute for the role of the accordion. Will work just fine without vocals as a full instrumental if so desired.

Besides a little bit of busier rhythmic activity for that horn soli section, there aren’t any other extreme range or technical challenges in this arrangement for the most part, so even fairly young ensembles could use this to include some polka fun on a German band performance. Ready to go for your Oktoberfest gig!

THE polka classic! Beer Barrel Polka is presented here in an arrangement for Trumpet, Tenor Sax, along with a flexible Rhythm/Vocal Lead Sheet. The key and form of this edition fairly closely follows the recording by The Emeralds. The familiar singalong section is likely to get a whole bunch of partiers singing right along with your ensemble. Will work just fine without vocals as a full instrumental if so desired.

Every Polka band should have this chart at the ready at all times as it gets requested so often. Other than a written high “C” in the trumpet part, there are no other notable extreme range or technical challenges in this arrangement for the most part, so even fairly young ensembles could use this to include some polka fun on a German band performance. Ready to go for your Oktoberfest gig!

This arrangement of Whitney Houston’s classic recording gives a horn section a chance to add some live sizzle atop a performance of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody." These horn parts fit right in with the style of the recorded song, while following the style and form of the original track to bring some extra punch to some of the synth lines in the rhythm section.

This edition includes Trumpet, Tenor Sax, and Trombone parts that will fit with a rhythm section and singer performing this song a minor 3rd below its original key, beginning in the key of E-flat, then modulating up a whole step to the key of F for the final chorus and outro.

Really lifts up a live performance!

Available in keys of G-flat (original key), F (down m2), E (down M2), and E-Flat (down m3)

This arrangement of Whitney Houston’s classic recording gives a horn section a chance to add some live sizzle atop a performance of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody." These horn parts fit right in with the style of the recorded song, while following the style and form of the original track to bring some extra punch to some of the synth lines in the rhythm section.

This edition includes Trumpet, Tenor Sax, and Trombone parts that will fit with a rhythm section and singer performing this song a whole-step below its original key, beginning in the key of E, then modulating up a whole step to the key of F-sharp (G-flat) for the final chorus and outro.

Really lifts up a live performance!

Available in keys of G-flat (original key)F (down m2)E (down M2), and E-Flat (down m3)

This arrangement of Whitney Houston’s classic recording gives a horn section a chance to add some live sizzle atop a performance of “I Wanna Dance With Somebody." These horn parts fit right in with the style of the recorded song, while following the style and form of the original track to bring some extra punch to some of the synth lines in the rhythm section.

This edition includes Trumpet, Tenor Sax, and Trombone parts that will fit with a rhythm section and singer performing this song a half-step below its original key, beginning in the key of F, then modulating up a whole step to the key of G for the final chorus and outro.

Really lifts up a live performance!

Available in keys of G-flat (original key)F (down m2)E (down M2), and E-Flat (down m3)

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