The scores contained in this section are a result of my association with numerous community concert bands. Many of these bands are looking for more "commercial" material to augment their library and to provide for a more inclusive audience. Many band directors have voiced their frustration with the lack of material for vocal solo and duet. There are a number of such scores here. In addition, the need for attracting younger musicians is ongoing and updating the band literature may help with recruitment.
In general the scores for STUDIO CONCERT BAND are written for a basic concert band instrumentation with the following changes: 1) a complete sax section (usually A-A-T-T-B but sometimes S-A-T-T-B), 2) a partial or complete rhythm section (partial = El. Bass, Drum Set, Vibes: Complete = Piano, Bass, Drums, Guitar, and sometimes harp and synth.,)
Recognizing that instrumentation is always a question mark with community bands the following considerations have been employed: 1) elimination of Eng. Hn., Sop. Cl., Alto Cl., Contrabassoon, Contra Bass Clarinet: 2) optional parts for 2nd oboe, 2nd bassoon and a realization that often 4 horns are not available, although 4 parts are supplied.
As with all scores contained on this site there is no purchase required as long as you are willing to reproduce score and parts from PDF files to be supplied via email upon your request. The catch? I hope you will provide program copied and recordings if possible.
Instrumental of the hit. Requires piano, bass, drums.
Soprano or Tenor solo. Two versions available. the second, longer version contains an SATB choir background with an a cappella section.
Female vocal - Bass and Drums required
Instrumental Medley consisting of IN THE STONE, GETAWAY, AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE, BOOGIE WONDERLAND. Contains optional ad lib sections - full "cookin" rhythm section required.
Boy/Girl vocal duet. Intro and interludes taken from RHAPSODY IN BLUE. THE MAN I LOVE, SOMEBODY LOVES ME, I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU and OUR LOVE IS HERE TO STAY. Bass, Drums, two vibe players (sharing one instrument).
An original ballad in both instrumental and vocal versions - Piano, Bass, Drums, String Synth required)
A Boy/Girl duel medley consisting of "moon" songs. MOON OVER MIAMI, MOONLIGHT IN VERMONT, FLY ME TO THE MOON, OLD DEVIL MOON. Opt. Piano, Bass, Drums
Three renditions: 1) High note trumpet solo (to high F), 2) Standard trumpet solo, 3) Male Vocal. Opt. Piano, Opt. Guit., Bass Drums
An original Jazz/Latin/Disco Instrumental. Cookin' rhythm section required - optional ad lib solos.
Buy/Girl Duet in 2 versions. Short version requires Bass and Drums. Longer version adds chorus and Piano.
Male vocal of ISN'T SHE LOVELY, YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE, I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVE YOU, SIR DUKE (optional) Cookin' rhythm section required.
Original Instrumental. Bass, Drums, Opt. Pnp., Opt. Guit., Opt. Harp, Opt. Strung Synth
All tracks are MIDI recordings, therefore, vocals use Ooo's & Aah's