Charts

Charts from Movin’ Day


“New Nashville” $60.00
Difficulty: Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (4/5 Trumpets, 4 Trombones)
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This funky chart is inspired by the musicians who occupy Nashville, TN the “Music City.” This chart is written to feature a strong tenor saxophone and trombone soloist. The entire ensemble (specifically rhythm section) must be able to play with a loose funk feel. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Movin’ Day”.






“Vibes” $65.00
Difficulty: Hard
Instrumentation: Big Band (Alto/Flute (2), Tenor/Clarinet (2), Baritone/Bass Clarinet, 5 Trumpets, 4/5 Trombones)
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This is a great chart for bands looking for something more modern and challenging. This charts features extensive woodwind doubling in the saxophone section as well as various mutes for the brass. “Vibes” will challenge your band to play more subtly and develop a refined sound. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Movin’ Day”.






“Movin’ Day” $55.00
Difficulty: Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (4/5 Trumpets, 4 Trombones)
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This straight ahead tune features the band and your trombone section. The changes are based on the timeless standard “There is No Greater Love”. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Movin’ Day”.






“Swing, Dammit!” $60.00
Difficulty: Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (Alto 1/Flute, 4/5 Trumpets, 4 Trombones)
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This fun swinger is heavily inspired by writers such as Thad Jones and John Clayton. It features a Tenor 1 solo, a roarin’ sax soli and a vibrant brass soli. Fun for both the band and the audience! This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Movin’ Day”.






“Penny’s Waltz” $55.00
Difficulty: Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (2 Flutes, 2 Clarinets, 1 Bass Clarinet, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones)
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This gentle waltz was written in the style of famous piano trios such as the one led by Bill Evans. A nice break for the horns, this features the piano and bass extensively in an open improvisational setting. Woodwinds and muted brass are featured in spurts where they pass the melody back and forth. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Movin’ Day”.






“Yellow” $60.00
Difficulty: Moderate/Hard
Instrumentation: Big Band (5 Trumpets, 4 Bones)
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This fusion tune is inspired by the music of progressive jazz/funk groups such as Pat Methany Group and the Yellow Jackets. The horns are challenged to play independently and blend in this tapestry of textures. A long expressive trombone solo comprises the middle section and an open drum solo leads up to the climax. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Movin’ Day”.






“Action Jackson and the Magical Disappearing Sock” $70.00
Difficulty: Very Hard
Instrumentation: Big Band (Alto/Soprano/Clarinet, Alto 2/Clarinet, Tenor/Clarinet, Baritone/Bass Clarinet, 5 Trumpets, 4 Bones)
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This quirky uptempo blues is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Featuring a lengthy brush drum solo, angular horn lines, and a 5 part clarinet soli this chart should only be played by ensembles looking for a challenge! The chart has changes for Tenor 2 and Trombone 1 but can be opened up for any soloist. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Movin’ Day”.






“Thoughts” $60.00
Difficulty: Moderate/Hard
Instrumentation: Big Band (Tenor Soloist, Alto/Clarinet, Tenor/Clarinet, Baritone/Bass Clarinet, 5 Trumpets, 4 Bones)
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This introspective ballad is a great feature for a strong tenor soloist. The saxophone section all doubles on clarinets and the horns must blend and play sensitively. The later half of the chart features a double time swing section with tenor changes. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Movin’ Day”.






Charts from Enter the Atmosph-Mire


“Enter the Atmosph-Mire Bundle Pack” $300.00

Includes:
-Mile High Samba ($60)
-Enter the Atmosph-Mire ($65)
-Mire-ly a Minor Blues ($60)
-Brush It Off ($60)
-Chris is How We Drew it ($60)
-C’Mire ($65)
A $370 value for $300!
All charts appear on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Enter the Atmosph-Mire”.






“Mile High Samba” $60.00
Difficulty: Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (Lead Alto on Soprano, 4/5 Trumpets, 4 Trombones)
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This straight forward samba is great for featuring the entire ensemble. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Enter the Atmosph-Mire”.






“Enter the Atmosph-Mire” $65.00
Difficulty: Moderate/Hard
Instrumentation: Big Band (4/5 Trumpets, 4 Trombones)
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This “in your face” techno/rock tune is an epic adventure through the Atmosph-Mire! If you’re looking for a reason to crank the guitar to 11 and send your band into overdrive this is the chart. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Enter the Atmosph-Mire”.






“Mire-ly A Minor Blues” $60.00
Difficulty: Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (8 or 10 Brass)
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This sassy minor blues is the counter part to “Be That Way”. An original composition written for the Tyler Mire Big Band – this chart is raunchy, crunchy and swings like crazy! This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Enter the Atmosph-Mire”.






“Brush it Off” $60.00
Difficulty: Moderate
Instrumentation: Alto, Tenor, Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Big Band (8 brass)
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This brush feature written in the style of Neal Hefti’s “Cute” is great for featuring your drummer and the ensemble in unison rhythms. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Enter the Atmosph-Mire”. An optional all saxophone section set of parts have been created to avoid woodwind doubles.






“Chris Is How We Drew It” $60.00
Difficulty: Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (8 or 10 Brass)
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This up tempo Sweet Georgia Brown contra fact is great for featuring two strong tenor soloists. The excitement and energy of this chart is a throwback to great Count Basie style tenor battles like “Doodle Oodle”. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Enter the Atmosph-Mire”.






“C’Mire” $65.00
Difficulty: Moderate/Hard
Instrumentation: Big Band (4/5 Trumpets, 4 Trombones)
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This hip hop tune is a great vehicle to feature a strong trumpet or alto soloist. The groove will challenge your band members to play “in the pocket” and the exciting ending is sure to please any crowd! Two versions of the chart have been created, one with trumpet range up to high Concert F and one with highest note being Concert Bb. This chart was commissioned by the Katy High School Tiger Jazz Band for their TMEA inviational performance 2013. This appears on the Tyler Mire Big Band’s CD “Enter the Atmosph-Mire”.






Middle School/High School Level


“Snake In My Boots” $50.00
Difficulty: Easy
Instrumentation: Big Band (8 brass) + Opt. Tuba, Opt. Guitar, Opt. Vibes, and Opt. Aux Perc.
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This simple but funky tune is great for learning style for younger bands. This was commissioned by the nationally recognized McMath Tiger Jazz Band. Great for middle and high school level bands.






“It’s a Cryin’ Shame” $50.00
Difficulty: Easy
Instrumentation: Big Band (Opt. 2nd Alto on clarinet, 8 brass) + Opt. Tuba, Opt. Guitar, Opt. Vibes
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This bossa will help kids learn to play in a smooth latin style. With accessible rhythms, this is a great chart to introduce syncopation. This was commissioned by the nationally recognized McMath Tiger Jazz Band. Great for middle and high school level bands.






“Fire! In The Water Hole…” $50.00
Difficulty: Easy
Instrumentation: Big Band (8 brass) + Opt. Tuba, Opt. Guitar
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This Louisiana Style shuffle will teach kids to swing and play the blues! This was commissioned by the nationally recognized McMath Tiger Jazz Band. Great for middle and high school level bands.






“Travy’s Samba” $50.00
Difficulty: Easy
Instrumentation: Big Band (8 brass) + Opt. Tuba (or Tbn 4), Opt. Guitar
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This gentle samba is great for teaching basic latin concepts. Includes an open solo section and a simple full band soli. This was commissioned by the nationally recognized McMath Tiger Jazz Band. Guitar chord chart included upon request. Great for middle and high school level bands.






“Rain at a Water Park” $50.00
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (8 brass) + Opt. Tuba (or Tbn 4), Opt. Guitar
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This slow jam was inspired by hits like “What You Won’t Do For Love” and countless other 70s RnB. Great for teaching basic 16th note syncopation. This was commissioned by the nationally recognized McMath Tiger Jazz Band. Guitar chord chart included upon request. Great for middle and high school level bands.






“The Vanilla Ice Cream Blues” $50.00
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (8 brass)
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This fun bluesy swinger is great for opening up for soloists. The “Splanky” inspired shout chorus swings hard and is good for developing band ensemble skills. Great for high school level bands.






“Handprints” $60.00
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (8 brass)
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This brooding minor blues tune is an original by drummer Stockon Helbing. Enjoy the softer sound of big band, with these light textures and contrapuntal lines that swerve together to highlight this tune’s distinct dark vibe. Tenor and trumpet feature. Great for high school and college bands.






High School and Above


“Itsy Bitsy Tarantula” $55.00
Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (10 brass)
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This funky hip hop shuffle is fun for the audience and a great vehicle to feature your tenor player. Check out this chart about a very funky spider! This chart was commissioned for the Taylor High School Jazz Band under the direction of Bruce Melville. Great for high school and college level bands.






“Cheer Up!” $55.00
Difficulty: Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (Saxes/Flute (5), 8 or 10 brass) + Opt. Tuba/French Horn Parts
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This introspective ballad is a beautiful trombone and piano feature. Great for slowing the energy down and getting more intimate. The saxophone section all double on flute for a unison melody, which can be omitted.






“Music Practice North” $55.00
Difficulty: Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (10 Brass)
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This funky hip hop shuffle was inspired by the practice rooms at the University of North Texas. This tune is sure to groove and be a crowd pleaser.






“George and Jim” $60.00
Difficulty: Moderate
Instrumentation: Big Band (3/4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones) + 2 Trumpet Soloists
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This “There Will Be Another You” contra-fact features two trumpet soloists in this exciting uptempo bop melody. All the sections trade with the soloists and the dynamic shout is sure to please.






“Be That Way” $75.00
Difficulty: Hard
Instrumentation: Big Band (Lead Alto on Soprano, 8 or 10 brass)
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A fun, swingin’ shuffle in the style of Thad Jones. Great for featuring soloists and the band. This was the co-winner of the 2012 JEN Composition Showcase and was recorded on “Lab 2012”.






All charts will be e-mailed as PDFs soon after purchase.