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  • Christmas Piano with Friends - CD ()
    A must have for every Christmas music collection.

    Listen to Scott Houston and many of his guests including Bradley Sowash from the weekly “Piano Guy” PBS-TV series as they perform their favorite Holiday tunes.

    Tracks:
    1. Carol of the Bells
    2. Christmas Time is Here
    3. White Christmas
    4. O, Holy Night
    5. O Tannenbaum
    6. What Child is This
    7. Silent Night Drummer Boy
    8. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
    9. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
    10. We Three Kings
    11. Joy To The World
    12. The Christmas Song Medley: God Rest Ye Merry*
    13. Gentlemen/Jolly Old St. Nick
    14. Up On the Housetop
    15. Jingle Bells

    * Performed by Bradley Sowash
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  • Fum Bells - CD ()
    A traditional music-reading choir combined with a sing-by-ear gospel choir supported by a 17-piece big band performing Christmas classics arranged with unusual stylistic twists. What fun. Fans report listening to this music long after the holidays when most herald angels have ceased singing and halls are no longer holly-decked. It’s that good! (66 minutes)

    This CD is for you if you enjoy traditional melodies arranged in ways you never expected.

    Tracks:
    1. Selections from the Nutcracker
    2. Good Wassail
    3. Tu-Re-Lu-Re-Lullay
    4. Go Tell A Wonderful Child
    5. What Child Is This
    6. Joy to the World
    7. Fum Bells
    8. Oh, Holy Night
    9. Hark, The Angels We Have Heard
    10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    11. Silent Night
    12. The Holly and the Ivy


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  • I Am One with the Spirit - PDF ()
    This is an easy ecumenical anthem based on I Will Trust In The Lord that your choir can learn in one rehearsal. It features a rousing gospel style, contrasting men and women’s sections, an optional descant and a surprise key change. Your congregation will have a hard time resisting clapping along to this joyful rendition. (Includes a separate piano part for easy page turning.)

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    SATB & optional descant
    Level: Easy
    Self published
    4 single 8 1/2 x 11 sheets, no cover, 2:54


    Includes license to copy
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    $30.00
  • Go Tell A Wonderful Child (Big Band & Choir)- PDF ()
    Combines two Christmas spirituals, Oh, What A Wonderful Child and Go Tell It On The Mountain in a toe tapping groove that morphs into a military style march followed by a heavy gospel shuffle. Lots of key changes keep adding more and more energy with each chorus. Features a written solo for tenor voice and a written or ad lib solo for piano. (5:45)

    Instrumentation: 4 trpts., 4 trombones, 5 saxes with 2 flute doubles, rhythm section with SATB choir. Could also be performed as instrumental with minor adjustments.

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    $45.00
  • We Three Merry Gentlemen (Big Band & Men's Choir) - PDF ()
    A medley of We Three Kings and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen combining classical, jazz waltz and swing feels. Features: improvised solos for trumpet, alto and tenor saxes. (5:53)

    Instrumentation: 4 trpts., 4 trombones, 5 saxes, rhythm section and optional guitar with SATB choir. Could also be performed as instrumental with minor adjustments.
     

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    $45.00
  • Favorites & Holiday Songs Fake Book - Hard copy ()
    A great way to introduce lead sheets to older students

    I use this with my older students who want to get into interpreting a tune from just the chords and melody. It has 95 tunes in lead sheet format with large engraving for easier reading. At the beginning of every new tune there are two sets of chord diagrams, one basic, one more advanced, that show you exactly what notes are in each chord used in the tune. The more advanced charts show you commonly used substitutions that pros use to sound a little hipper rather than playing the basic chords. A unique feature is that every tune is in the key of C! That makes things even easier because you’ll tend to use many of the same chords over and over which really builds confidence in a hurry.

    Product Details:
    Publisher: Houston Enterprises Press
    Paperback
    183 pages, 9 x 12 inches
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    $34.95
  • Fum Bells (Big Band & Choir) - PDF ()
    A medley of Carol of the Bells and Fum, Fum, Fum with a jazz waltz style that evolves into blues, reggae and even klezmer feels! Features solos for alto and tenor saxes and distinctive written featured bass line for bari sax. (6:39)

    Instrumentation: 4 trpts., 4 trombones, 5 saxes with 2 flute doubles, rhythm section with SATB choir. Could also be performed as instrumental with minor adjustments.

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    $45.00
  • Good Wassail (Big Band & Choir) - PDF ()
    A blending of Good Christian Men Rejoice and Here We Come a Wassailing begins with a quiet choir feature that moves into an Afro Pop groove with an optional steel drum part (can also be performed on keyboard). A medium swing section featuring a tenor sax solo follows before the big double time ending. (6:33)

    Instrumentation: 4 trpts., 4 trombones, 5 saxes with 2 flute doubles, rhythm section, optional steel drum and SATB choir. Could also be performed as instrumental with minor adjustments.

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    $45.00
  • The Spirit of Christmas (orchestra) ()
    Semi-finalist in the American Prize for Orchestral Composition

    Evokes the seasonal emotions many of us experience on the annual journey from late Fall through Christmas day with parallels to the symbols associated with candles on the advent wreath. Musically, it integrates traditional chamber orchestra (no low brass or percussion) with the improvised stylings of a jazz trio (piano, bass and drum set) in a quasi concerto format. Includes optional cadenzas for trumpet and cello. 5 sections – 22 minutes total (Sections can also be performed individually.)

    Unbound 8.5 x 11 plain paper.

    Rental Option: $150 (+shipping) - bound score and saddle stapled parts

    Chamber Orchestra or larger: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 2 French Horns, 2 Trumpets, Violins I, II, Violas, Cellos, Contrabasses; Optional: Jazz Trio – Piano, Bass and Drum Set

    1. Fall Mood (4:53)
    Changing leaves, pumpkins and gourds illuminated by golden slanting light set the scene. Though nature is winding down, for many it’s an optimistic new beginning. Late autumn brings a whiff of colder air hinting towards winter.


     
     
    2. Advent (5:00) 
    This reworking of the 12th century Advent hymn, O Come Emmanuel, connects us with the long history of this time of waiting by referencing medieval church bell towers, solemn drums and ancient harmonies before moving into a more contemporary interpretation.



    3. Traditions (3:20) 
    The excitement of preparing for the holidays is reflected in the fiddle-like strains of the string section. Woodwinds and brass follow with passing wisps of favorite hymns and carols. As the deadline draws nearer, our happy anticipation becomes a bit tarnished by the frenetic pace.



    4. Serenity (6:15)
    A solo cello announces that, ready or not, Christmas Eve has arrived. Our hearts are again filled with peace and wonder on this Silent Night. A triple cadenza hints at tomorrows excitement.



    5. Celebration (2:53) 
    Christmas Day unreservedly gifts us with the joy and majesty of the season so that even Herald Angels Sing.

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    $100.00
  • Good Wassail (Orchestra & Choir) - PDF ()
    A blending of Good Christian Men Rejoice and Here We Come a Wassailing begins with a quiet choir feature that moves into an Afro Pop groove with an optional steel drum part (can also be performed on keyboard). A medium swing section follows before the big double time ending. Could also be performed as an instrumental with minor adjustments. (6:33 minutes)

    PDF format with a photocopy license. 

    Symphony Orchestra and optional Choir: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 4 French Horns, 3 Trumpets, Violins I, II, Violas, Cellos, Contrabasses, Percussion, Piano, Amplified Bass, Drum Set, SATB Voices

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    $50.00
  • Fum Bells (Orchestra) - PDF ()
    A medley of Carol of the Bells and Fum, Fum, Fum with a jazz waltz style that evolves into blues, reggae and even klezmer feels! Features solos for piano (improvised) and clarinet (written) and a distinctive written bass line for bass clarinet. Could also be performed as an instrumental with minor adjustments. (6:39 minutes)

    Downloadable PDF format with a photocopy license. 

    Symphony Orchestra and optional Choir: 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, 4 French Horns, 3 Trumpets, Violins I, II, Violas, Cellos, Contrabasses, Percussion, Piano, Amplified Bass, Drum Set, SATB Voices

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    $50.00
  • O Holy Night (Big Band & Choir) - PDF ()
    Variety is the name of the game with this one. The intro establishes “the stars are brightly shining” with a lengthy reference to Gustav Holst’s The Planets that moves into jazz-rock, cool jazz and gospel grooves. A hard swinging 12/8 shuffle take it on through the surprise ending that again references The Planets. Features solos for trumpet and trombone. (7:16)

    PDF format with a photocopy license. 

    Instrumentation: 4 trpts., 4 trombones, 5 saxes with 2 flute doubles, rhythm section with SATB choir. Could also be performed as instrumental with minor adjustments.

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    $45.00
  • Patapan (Orchestra) - PDF ()
    This medley of lesser-known traditional carols Bye Bye Lully Lullay and Patapan begins contemplatively with a dark jazz waltz that builds in intensity to a big ending. The style is reminiscent of movie scores by Lalo Schifrin and Henry Mancini. Various brass mutes and techniques borrowed from jazz ensembles add unusual orchestral colors. Features a brief timpani/flute duo inspired by the lyrics “Willie, bring your little drum; Robin, bring your fife and come.” Also includes an optional improvised jazz piano solo over minor blues changes that can be easily cut if a capable pianist is not available. (5:57)

    PDF format with a photocopy license. 

    Standard Symphony Orchestra:
    2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, 4 French Horns, 3 Trumpets, Violins I, II, Violas, Cellos, Contrabasses, Percussion plus Piano, Amplified Bass, Drum Set



    Review
    However, none of those could have prepared me for the genius that is Bradley Sowash and his jazz-inspired compositions and arrangements. Mr. Sowash premiered an arrangement of “Patapan” that sounded like it was taken down to the French Quarter of N’awlins. It shook the house, it was gritty, and it offered a great feature of the brass section and drums. The ending was so strong that an audience member could not contain himself and exclaimed “Hey, now!” in approval before applause erupted.- Nicole Fowles for DelawareO



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  • What Child is This? (Orchestra) - PDF ()
    A hushed classical string opening intro evolves into a bright Latin groove reminiscent of the Tijuana Brass. (5:05)

    PDF format with a photocopy license. 

    Standard Symphony Orchestra:
    2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, 4 French Horns, 3 Trumpets, Violins I, II, Violas, Cellos, Contrabasses, Percussion plus Piano, Amplified Bass, Drum Set



    Review:
    The final Sowash piece was just some good, old-fashioned fun. If Jimmy Buffet and Dixieland had a baby, it would be Mr. Sowash’s arrangement of “What Child is This?” The orchestra began with the simple main theme with some chromatic undertones, then broke off into a bass riff, drums and Mr. Sowash on piano with a Havana/tropical-inspired section that culminated in one giant jazz explosion. - Nicole Fowles for DelawareO

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  • Silent Night - choral - PDF ()
    Quiet jazz at Christmas. What could be better?

    SATB & tenor soloist, piano, flute and optional bass/drum set
    Level: Moderate
    Self published
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    $30.00
  • What Child is This (Big Band & Choir) - PDF ()
    A hushed classical choir intro evolves into a bright Latin groove reminiscent of the Tijuana Brass. Features: tenor sax, trumpet and drum set improvised solos. (6:57)

    PDF format with a photocopy license. 

    Instrumentation: 4 trpts., 4 trombones, 5 saxes, rhythm section and optional hand percussion with SATB choir. Could also be performed as instrumental with minor adjustments.
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    $45.00
  • Midnight Manger (Big Band & Choir) - PDF ()
    A medley of It Came Upon a Midnight Clear and Away in a Manger in a heavy gospel waltz style. Features: piano and trombone solos. (5:22)

    PDF format with a photocopy license. 

    Instrumentation: 4 trpts., 4 trombones, 5 saxes, rhythm section and optional guitar with SATB choir. Could also be performed as instrumental with minor adjustments.

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    $45.00
  • Turelurelullay (Big Band & Choir) - PDF ()
    This medley of Bye Bye Lully Lullay and Patapan begins contemplatively with a dark jazz waltz that builds in intensity to a big ending. Reminiscent of movie scores by Lalo Schifrin and Henry Mancini. Various brass mutes, flutes and toms add a nice change of timbre and reference the lyrics “Willie, bring your little drum; Robin, bring your fife and come.” Includes solos over minor blues changes. (6:38)

    PDF format with a photocopy license. 

    Instrumentation: 4 trpts., 4 trombones, 5 saxes with 2 flute doubles, rhythm section with SATB choir. Could also be performed as instrumental with minor adjustments.

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    $45.00
  • Oh, Holy Night (Orchestra) - PDF ()
    Variety is the name of the game with this one. The intro establishes “the stars are brightly shining” with a lengthy reference to Gustav Holst’s The Planets that moves into jazz-rock, cool jazz and gospel grooves. A hard swinging 12/8 shuffle sets the backdrop for a showstopper trombone solo. (Length: 7:09)

    Downloadable PDF format with a photocopy license. 

    Standard Symphony Orchestra:
    2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, 4 French Horns, 3 Trumpets, Violins I, II, Violas, Cellos, Contrabasses, Percussion plus Piano, Amplified Bass, Drum Set - See more at: http://bradleysowash.com/music-store/98-2/orchestra-music/#sthash.WxmLpk6y.dpuf

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    $50.00
  • A Jazzy Christmas One - PDF ()
    Reprintable PDF Download

    Book 1 – Very Easy


    Here’s a collection of ten very easy holiday favorites arranged in jazzy styles students love. Teachers will love playing the optional advanced duet parts to motivate students with jazzy accompaniments. Each tune includes a "Good Idea!" text box with discussion points to enhance the lesson such as how to play fermatas or choose the right tempo as well as bite-sized improvisation tips suitable for beginners.

    Download includes a studio license authorizing you to print as many copies as required for you and/or your current students’ use.



    Contents:
    1. Away In a Manger
    2. Good King Wenceslas
    3. Jingle Bells
    4. Jolly Old St. Nic
    5. O Christmas Tree
    6. O Come All Ye Faithful
    7. O Come Emmanuel
    8. Over the River
    9. Silent Night
    10. We Three Kings



    Also play along with built in duet parts in the SuperScore app as shown in this video: 
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/superscore-music/id1000377224?mt=8

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