"NOT SO LONG AGO" Alto Sax Feature Ballad

For: Big band
page one of "NOT SO LONG AGO"  Alto Sax Feature Ballad

Buy this score and parts

"NOT SO LONG AGO" Alto Sax Feature Ballad


(+ VAT when applicable)

Preview individual parts:

PDF icon

Instant download

You are purchasing high quality sheet music PDF files suitable for printing or viewing on digital devices.
Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
4 minutes
Jazz music
License details
For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

This is an alto sax feature ballad. The melody is full and rich and could make you think of Johnny Hodges. First bridge is alto 1 & 2 in unison…with solo alto out front and alto 2 in section it gets a nice echo effect–Last 8 back to alto 1 solo. First half of second chorus has a band within a band over background. Solo part has a few notes past an eighth. Last bridge trombones then alto solo last 8. Ending is very dramatic with some interesting alto work..the very last note is held over the band….like Harlem Nocturne. Not too fast. Don’t let the last note scare you, look at your fingering chart or play it 8va lower.

If you want a Maynard or Buddy chart, look elsewhere. This series of charts uses nothing more complicated than eighth notes, are not frantic or screamers, extreme ranges and are hemi-demi-semi-quaver free. They depend on intonation and the players being not intimidated by what he is asked to play. There is no contest to see how high you can go before you need oxygen , how many notes you can play in 9 seconds or before your bell overheats , or how long it takes the audience to cover their ears Relaxed and confident players always play more in tune. Good harmonies, lines and realistic rhythm patterns will produce a good result that will swing and be enjoyed by player and listener alike.

To purchase this score, please add it to your cart above. To purchase music not currently available on Score Exchange or for extended license requests, please contact the publisher directly.

Reviews of "NOT SO LONG AGO" Alto Sax Feature Ballad

Sorry, there's no reviews of this score yet. Please .