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Composing and Arranging for the Contemporary Big Band






Product Code: CABB
Author: Bill Dobbins
Publisher: Advance Music
ISBN-13: 9783954810192
Publisher SKU: 11212
UPC-A: 805095112122

Coming Soon! ETA end of January 2015. From renowned arranger and author Bill Dobbins comes this detailed insight into arranging for Big Band. In addition to lead sheets and C scores, the book mainly focuses on detailed analyses of arrangements by Bill Dobbins. The CD was recorded by the WDR Big Band with Peter Erskine under the direction of Dobbins. Comes complete with audio CD.


• Introduction
• About the Chord Symbols Used in this Book
• Loose Your Life (and It Will Surely Find You)
• Elegy
• Seibernetics
• Song for Jaco
• P. Erskine on Song for Jaco
• Lo Flame
• Prism
• If Only I Had Known
• P. Erskine on If Only I Had Known
• Bulgaria
• P. Erskine on Bulgaria
• Closing Remarks
• Appendix