comp. by Russell Schmidt
arr. by Andrew W. Alcocer
edited by Russell Schmidt
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VJCP508-FBB – Flexible Instrumentation Jazz Ensemble Chart, which has been written to sound complete with as few as 11 pieces or as many as a full (18-piece) big band. The instrumentation is as follows:
Alto Sax I, Alto Sax II, Tenor Sax I, Tenor Sax II (opt.), Baritone Sax (opt.)
Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trumpet III, Trumpet IV (opt.)
Trombone I, Trombone II, Trombone III (opt.), Bass Trombone (IV) (opt.)
Guitar (opt.), Piano, Bass, Drums, Vibraphone (opt.)
Description: Aggregate is an exciting samba chart, arranged for high school and college jazz bands by Andrew W. Alcocer. Originally composed by VJC Director Russell Schmidt, Aggregate is a light, airy contrafact written on the chord progression to All the Things You Are, the great Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II classic. The arrangement features Alto Sax I and Trumpet II on the melody, with improvised solo space for those two performers and the ensemble’s drummer, as well.
This big band arrangement is of intermediate-to-advanced difficulty.
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