Aaron Hettinga

Aaron Hettinga

Listed below are Aaron's works available for sale on this site:

This A Cappella performance by the Gatlin Brothers is presented here for trombone trio or quartet. As the Gatlin Brothers are a vocal trio, playing this arrangement without the 4th part will still remain faithful to the original performances.

Performance notes - Range: On the top end, the first part goes as high as an A-flat above the staff and the bottom part has an optional pedal A-flat as well. None of these parts present great technical challenges but present an opportunity to display ensemble section playing.

A great option for a reflective moment when used in a worship setting.

A full little tune from the Beatles’ Double-EP "Magical Mystery Tour" shows up here for 5 brass. The form and character of the original recording is generally fairly closely followed. Each instrument part gets a chance to play the melody (or interesting harmony line) for a little while to keep things interesting for all. The “stop-time” verse for the Tuba solo is a fun change-up!

Difficulty: for the most part, things don’t get very range-y other than a couple notes for the trombonist up to a high A. Otherwise, most everyone has a bit of syncopation and moving notes during their run at the melody and a fair amount of lite accompaniment otherwise. A fun lesser-known tune from the Fab Four for your quintet setlist!

Monday, 19 October 2020 11:59

Joshua Fit The Battle - 5 Saxes Sheet Music

Here's a fun arrangement of the traditional spiritual for Saxophone ensemble that is always well received. The melody gets passed around between the various parts of the ensemble and there's some tasty soli sections as well. A great option for those wanting a swing-band type of chart on a Sax Quintet’s program.

Scored for 2 Altos, 2 Tenors and 1 Bari Sax, the Bari gets first crack at the melody with some space for light ad-libbing around the melody before taking on a walking bass role afterward. After an improv solo opportunity for the Lead Alto, there’s a section labeled “EXTREMELY Laid Back” featuring a large shift in rhythmic and harmonic density that works best when observing the wide dynamic variations, playing really light and easy before cranking out the accented off-beat hits and coming right back down before wrapping it all up at the ending.

This chart works well with an advancing ensemble. There’s also the opportunity to keep all players focused on ensemble playing.

Also available for Mixed Brass Ensemble or Trombone Choir

This Ira Stanphill gospel standard is presented here as a feature for a Baritone or Bass vocal soloist backed with a TTBB Gospel Chorus (or Quartet) and Piano/Rhythm section Accompaniment.

Rhythm section parts are included for Piano Accompaniment, Guitar, Bass and Drums. Vocal octavo is sold separately.

Performance option: The A Cappella introduction can be bypassed if desired, making for a fully up-tempo gospel swing tune. A fine addition to any worship or song service!

Full package including Vocals, Rhtyhm Section and Lead Sheet available here

This Ira Stanphill gospel standard is presented here as a feature for a Baritone or Bass vocal soloist backed with a TTBB Gospel Chorus (or Quartet) and Piano Accompaniment. Optional rhythm section parts are available separately for Piano, Guitar, Bass and Drums.

After an A Cappella, free rubato intro, things kick off at a livelier tempo in a style inspired by recordings by The Oak Ridge Boys over the years. None of the parts are very difficult or range-intensive: the high tenor only goes as high as a G above the bass clef and the Bass line hovers around the G at the bottom of the staff with some optional low D’s and C’s.

Included parts: this package contains the Choral Octavo part only, showing the Vocal Solo, TTBB Backing Vocals, and piano accompaniment.

Performance option: The A Cappella introduction can be bypassed if desired, making for a fully up-tempo gospel swing tune. A fine addition to any worship or song service!

Full package including Vocals, Rhtyhm Section and Lead Sheet available here

This Ira Stanphill gospel standard is presented here as a feature for a Baritone or Bass vocal soloist backed with a TTBB Gospel Chorus (or Quartet) and Piano Accompaniment. Optional rhythm section parts are included for Guitar, Bass and Drums.

After an A Cappella, free rubato intro, things kick off at a livelier tempo in a style inspired by recordings by The Oak Ridge Boys over the years. None of the parts are very difficult or range-intensive: the high tenor only goes as high as a G above the bass clef and the Bass line hovers around the G at the bottom of the staff with some optional low D’s and C’s.

Included parts: there is a fully notated piano accompaniment part both freestanding and with Piano/Vocals/Chord symbols as well as with the TTBB vocals. An additional full vocal score is provided as is a free-standing TTBB vocal part. A single-line vocal solo lead sheet is also included giving many options for what’s best for your performers to use.

Performance option: The A Cappella introduction can be bypassed if desired, making for a fully up-tempo gospel swing tune. A fine addition to any worship or song service!

GENTRI version of the Beatles Classic for TTT (Trio of Tenors) in the key of C. Parts include piano with vocals, vocals, piano, bass, drums and score.

The highest tenor part requires a high A while the other two parts get up to an F.

This is a TTBB Gospel Chorus (or Quartet) with Piano Accompaniment of the hymn "I Love To Tell The Story" in a style much like was recorded by The Oak Ridge Boys on their album “Revival.” None of the parts are very difficult range-intensive, the high tenor only goes as high as an F above the bass clef and the Bass line hovers around the F at the bottom of the staff with an optional low C.

Included parts: there is a fully notated piano accompaniment part with Piano/Vocals/Chord symbols as well as a free-standing TTBB vocal part.

Performance option: This is written with a repeat back to the introduction for the second verse. This can be done with the full ensemble or could make for an opportunity for a soloist until the refrain. A fine addition to any worship service!

Friday, 09 October 2020 18:07

Old Rugged Cross - String Quartet

This setting of George Bernard's Classic Hymn, "Old Rugged Cross," for String quartet takes a completely new approach harmonically in this arrangement. While the famous melody in the 1st Violin has a few added embellishments, the rest of the ensemble joins with tighter jazz-influenced harmony.

A reflective approach to this piece of music would be extremely rewarding in a worship setting when used either as an offertory or as a lead-in to a music set. While none of the individual parts are particularly challenging, it will still be an exercise in balanced small ensemble playing.

Also available for Trombone Ensemble

Friday, 09 October 2020 18:07

Old Rugged Cross - Clarinet Quartet/Choir

This setting of George Bernard's Classic Hymn, "Old Rugged Cross," for Clarinet quartet/choir takes a completely new approach harmonically in this arrangement. While the famous melody in the 1st clarinet has a few added embellishments, the rest of the ensemble joins with tighter jazz-influenced harmony.

A reflective approach to this piece of music would be extremely rewarding in a worship setting when used either as an offertory or as a lead-in to a music set. While none of the individual brass parts are particularly challenging, it will still be an exercise in balanced small ensemble playing.

Also available for Saxophone Quartet or  Trombone Ensemble

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