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MUSIC for TROMBONE CHOIR

Score and Parts to Dichotomy, to be premiered at the 2024 International Trombone Festival on June 1, will be available later this week for a limited time this summer at a Festival special price of $25!

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Dichotomy Score and Parts

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After an initial unison statement of the theme, Dichotomy contrasts the solo tenor trombone versus the solo bass trombone with the stereotypical approaches they tend to face in the classical, and most especially, the film music repertoire. But there is such a thing as a false dichotomy and as the piece develops, with comments from the left and

After an initial unison statement of the theme, Dichotomy contrasts the solo tenor trombone versus the solo bass trombone with the stereotypical approaches they tend to face in the classical, and most especially, the film music repertoire. But there is such a thing as a false dichotomy and as the piece develops, with comments from the left and right side of the trombone choir functioning much as a Greek chorus in drama, styles and usage of the trombone and bass trombone start to overlap and meld into a defining and majestic conclusion.

12 Trombones: Solo Tenor Trombone, Solo Bass Trombone, 10 part Trombone Choir (8 Tenor and 2 Bass Trombones)

Highest Tenor Trombone note – C5; Lowest Bass Trombone note – F1

(time 9:00)

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MUSIC for JAZZ ENSEMBLE

I’m pleased to offer my original big band compositions from my latest recording, CONVERGENCY, as well as my 2013 GRAMMY® nominated album, INTRADA. More charts from CONVERGENCY, as well as some of my older charts will be added as available.

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A Curve in the Road Score and Parts
  • A Curve in the Road Score and Parts

A Curve in the Road Score and Parts

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As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

A Curve in the Road is a tour de force for jazz ensemble and works well as a centerpiece chart or a finale to show off your band. An initial four note motive is developed and spins out along many ‘curves in the road’ as it speeds to a

As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

A Curve in the Road is a tour de force for jazz ensemble and works well as a centerpiece chart or a finale to show off your band. An initial four note motive is developed and spins out along many ‘curves in the road’ as it speeds to a rousing finale. Solos include trumpet, trombone (or can be tenor sax, or both), and soprano sax (or can substitute alto) and all can be opened at your discretion. Have fun with it!

5 saxes (1 sop, 1 alto, 2 tenor, bari), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, guitar (opt.), piano, bass, drums

Lead trumpet high note – written A6 (opt. A5)

Grade 5 (time 7:55)

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And Now the News Score and Parts
  • And Now the News Score and Parts

And Now the News Score and Parts

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As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

And Now the News features the trombone section in an Afro-Cuban 16-bar blues. All four members of the trombone section take solo turns in sections built around them culminating in a rousing round of trading fours at the end. Not for the

As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

And Now the News features the trombone section in an Afro-Cuban 16-bar blues. All four members of the trombone section take solo turns in sections built around them culminating in a rousing round of trading fours at the end. Not for the faint of heart, and for professional or college level trombonists only!

5 saxes (alto sax 1/flute, alto sax 2, tenor sax 1/clarinet, tenor sax 2/clarinet, bari sax), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, guitar (opt.), piano, bass, drums

Lead trumpet high note – written Eb6; Lead trombone high note – Eb5

Grade 5 (time 8:40)

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Convergency Score and Parts
  • Convergency Score and Parts

Convergency Score and Parts

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As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

Convergency works well as an opening or closing chart for a concert. Subtitled as a Concerto for Big Band, it is an upbeat and ceremonious chart that features the sax and brass sections in bravura passages. Solos, featuring trumpet, baritone

As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

Convergency works well as an opening or closing chart for a concert. Subtitled as a Concerto for Big Band, it is an upbeat and ceremonious chart that features the sax and brass sections in bravura passages. Solos, featuring trumpet, baritone saxophone, and piano, can be opened at your discretion.

5 saxes (reed 1 – sop. sax, reed 2 – alto sax, reed 3 – tenor sax, reed 4 – tenor sax, reed 5 – bari sax, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, guitar (opt.), piano, bass, drums.

Lead trumpet high note – written E6

Grade 5 – Professional (time 7:12)

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Duelity Score and Parts
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Duelity Score and Parts

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As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

Duelity was commissioned by Vince DiMartino and Miles Osland for the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble and premiered at the 2018 Midwest Band Clinic. It is an upbeat chart alternating between latin with a swing bridge in the post hard bop

As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

Duelity was commissioned by Vince DiMartino and Miles Osland for the University of Kentucky Jazz Ensemble and premiered at the 2018 Midwest Band Clinic. It is an upbeat chart alternating between latin with a swing bridge in the post hard bop tradition and features alto sax and trumpet soloists in a friendly “duel.” Solos, including an opening piano solo can be opened at your discretion.

5 saxes (2 alto, 2 tenor, bari), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, guitar (opt), piano, bass, drums

Lead trumpet high note – written F6

Grade 5 (time 6:53)

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Uncommonly Ground Score and Parts
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Uncommonly Ground Score and Parts

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As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

One of my favorite groups as a young trombonist was the Jazz Crusaders. I wrote Uncommonly Ground with that signature sound of trombone and tenor sax in mind. The chart begins with a contemporary latin type groove but then transitions and

As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

One of my favorite groups as a young trombonist was the Jazz Crusaders. I wrote Uncommonly Ground with that signature sound of trombone and tenor sax in mind. The chart begins with a contemporary latin type groove but then transitions and moves into a 6/4 groove in the bridge hence the word ‘uncommonly’. This chart will feature your tenor sax and guitar soloists. The chart builds to a rousing end with your tenor soloist leading the way.

5 saxes (alto 1/flute, alto 2/flute/Bb cl., tenor 1, tenor 2/Bb cl., bari/ Bb Bs. Cl.), 4 trumpets/2 with flugels, 4 trombones, guitar, piano, bass, drums.

Lead trumpet high note – written F6

Grade 5 (time 7:10)

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Sometimes a Notion Score and Parts
  • Sometimes a Notion Score and Parts

Sometimes a Notion Score and Parts

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As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

This chart features the lower voices of the jazz ensemble: tenor saxophone, trombone, and acoustic bass in a small group within the larger band. Think of the music as an upbeat progressive jazz swing with a shuffle refrain in the styles of

As recorded by the Dave Slonaker Big Band on the 2022 Convergency recording session. (Origin Records 82851.)

This chart features the lower voices of the jazz ensemble: tenor saxophone, trombone, and acoustic bass in a small group within the larger band. Think of the music as an upbeat progressive jazz swing with a shuffle refrain in the styles of the Jazz Crusaders and Jazz Messengers and you’ll have the right musical approach. Tenor sax, trombone and bass solos can be opened at your discretion.

5 saxes (2 alto, 2 tenor, bari), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, (opt. guitar), piano, bass, drums

Lead trumpet high note – written D6

Grade 5 (time 6:50)

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Better Believe It Score and Parts
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Better Believe It Score and Parts

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This is a straight ahead swing solo trumpet feature (with high chops!) firmly in the Basie tradition leading to a rousing shout chorus ending. Solos include the featured trumpet soloist plus tenor sax and piano.

5 saxes (2 alto, 2 tenor, bari), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, guitar. piano, bass, drums

Lead trumpet high note – written D6 (and opt. written

This is a straight ahead swing solo trumpet feature (with high chops!) firmly in the Basie tradition leading to a rousing shout chorus ending. Solos include the featured trumpet soloist plus tenor sax and piano.

5 saxes (2 alto, 2 tenor, bari), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, guitar. piano, bass, drums

Lead trumpet high note – written D6 (and opt. written A6 for the trumpet soloist.)

Grade 5 (time 6:53)

Price $60 (score and parts)

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Intrada Score and Parts
  • Intrada Score and Parts

Intrada Score and Parts

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As performed on the 2013 GRAMMY nominated CD, Intrada.

Through the centuries the term intrada has been used for music of a festive or ceremonial character. Think of this chart as an upbeat and ceremonious fanfare and you’ll have the right musical approach. Trumpet, trombone and alto sax solos can be opened at your discretion.

5 saxes (2 alto, 2

As performed on the 2013 GRAMMY® nominated CD, Intrada.

Through the centuries the term intrada has been used for music of a festive or ceremonial character. Think of this chart as an upbeat and ceremonious fanfare and you’ll have the right musical approach. Trumpet, trombone and alto sax solos can be opened at your discretion.

5 saxes (2 alto, 2 tenor, bari), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums.

Lead trumpet high note – written D6; Grade 5 (time 6:53)

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Nite Lites Score and Parts
  • Nite Lites Score and Parts

Nite Lites Score and Parts

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As performed on the GRAMMY nominated CD, Intrada

A contemporary tune that will show off your band’s ensemble and features trumpet and alto sax solos.

5 saxes (reed 1 - alto, reed 2 - alto/flute, reed 3 - tenor/cl., reed 4 - tenor/cl., reed 5 - bari, bs. cl.), 4 trumpets (all dbl. flugelhorns), 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums.

Lead trumpet high note

As performed on the GRAMMY® nominated CD, Intrada

A contemporary tune that will show off your band’s ensemble and features trumpet and alto sax solos.

5 saxes (reed 1 - alto, reed 2 - alto/flute, reed 3 - tenor/cl., reed 4 - tenor/cl., reed 5 - bari, bs. cl.), 4 trumpets (all dbl. flugelhorns), 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums.

Lead trumpet high note – written E6; Grade 5 (Time 7:18)

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Remembering Score and Parts
  • Remembering Score and Parts

Remembering Score and Parts

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As performed on the GRAMMY nominated CD, Intrada

Featuring a brass soli introduction without the rhythm section, the chart builds to a rousing, swinging shout chorus and features trombone and trumpet solos along the way.

5 saxes (2alto, 2 tenor, bari), 4 trumpets (all dbl. flugelhorns), 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums

lead trumpet high note –

As performed on the GRAMMY® nominated CD, Intrada

Featuring a brass soli introduction without the rhythm section, the chart builds to a rousing, swinging shout chorus and features trombone and trumpet solos along the way.

5 saxes (2alto, 2 tenor, bari), 4 trumpets (all dbl. flugelhorns), 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums

lead trumpet high note – written E6; Grade 4 [Time 6:32]

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Nowhere Is A Sometime Thing Score and Parts
  • Nowhere Is A Sometime Thing Score and Parts

Nowhere Is A Sometime Thing Score and Parts

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As performed on the GRAMMY nominated CD, Intrada

A bolero-type blues in the Ellington-Strayhorn tradition, this chart features subtle color and voicing changes that build to a rousing final shout chorus. It features solos for trumpet, trombone, baritone sax, and clarinet.

5 saxes (reed 1 - alto/cl, reed 2 - alto/piccolo/flute, reed 3 - tenor/cl,

As performed on the GRAMMY® nominated CD, Intrada

A bolero-type blues in the Ellington-Strayhorn tradition, this chart features subtle color and voicing changes that build to a rousing final shout chorus. It features solos for trumpet, trombone, baritone sax, and clarinet.

5 saxes (reed 1 - alto/cl, reed 2 - alto/piccolo/flute, reed 3 - tenor/cl, reed 4 - tenor/cl., reed 5 - bari/bs. cl.), 4 trumpets (2 dbl. flugelhorns), 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums

Lead trumpet high note – written E6; Grade 5 (Time 6:33)

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Point of Departure Score and Parts
  • Point of Departure Score and Parts

Point of Departure Score and Parts

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As performed on the GRAMMY nominated CD, Intrada

The band gets a work out in this chart that uses several musical ideas as a point of departure for developing the piece. The sax section gets a featured soli and soprano sax and trumpet have solos. Your drummer trades fours with the band as the piece drives to the finish.

5 saxes (1 sop., 1 alto, 2

As performed on the GRAMMY® nominated CD, Intrada

The band gets a work out in this chart that uses several musical ideas as a point of departure for developing the piece. The sax section gets a featured soli and soprano sax and trumpet have solos. Your drummer trades fours with the band as the piece drives to the finish.

5 saxes (1 sop., 1 alto, 2 tenor, bari), 4 trumpets , 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums

Lead trumpet high note – written Eb6; Grade 5 [Time 7:42]

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If And Only If Score and Parts
  • If And Only If Score and Parts

If And Only If Score and Parts

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As performed on the 2013 GRAMMY nominated CD, Intrada.

An introspective tune about the nature of what we can know features your trumpet soloist in an expanded version of the chart performed by my band on the Intrada recording session. Solos, including the opening piano solo, can be opened at your discretion.

5 Reeds (2 alto w/ flute doubles, 2

As performed on the 2013 GRAMMY® nominated CD, Intrada.

An introspective tune about the nature of what we can know features your trumpet soloist in an expanded version of the chart performed by my band on the Intrada recording session. Solos, including the opening piano solo, can be opened at your discretion.

5 Reeds (2 alto w/ flute doubles, 2 tenor w/ Bb Cl. doubles, bari/Bb Bs. Cl. double), 4 trumpets/4 Flugels, 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums

Lead trumpet high note – written D6

Grade 5 (time 5:15)

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Timelessness Score and Parts
  • Timelessness Score and Parts

Timelessness Score and Parts

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As performed on the GRAMMY nominated CD, Intrada

A tenor sax solo feature, this chart is a jazz waltz that is a quiet meditation on the passage of time. In addition to the tenor sax solo, it also features a piano solo. Solos can be opened up.

5 saxes (sop., alto, 2 tenor, bari), 4 trumpets , 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums

Lead trumpet high note –

As performed on the GRAMMY® nominated CD, Intrada

A tenor sax solo feature, this chart is a jazz waltz that is a quiet meditation on the passage of time. In addition to the tenor sax solo, it also features a piano solo. Solos can be opened up.

5 saxes (sop., alto, 2 tenor, bari), 4 trumpets , 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums

Lead trumpet high note – written Eb6; Grade 5 (time 7:28)

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Labyrinth Suite Score and Parts
  • Labyrinth Suite Score and Parts

Labyrinth Suite Score and Parts

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As performed on the GRAMMY nominated CD, Intrada.

The complete 2-part suite evokes the myth of Daedalus and his son, Icarus. This is an exciting, colorful, extended work that features solos for soprano sax, tenor sax, trumpet, piano, bass and drums. Brass and woodwinds get moments to shine with labyrinthine melodies and harmonies.

5 saxes (reed 1 –

As performed on the GRAMMY® nominated CD, Intrada.

The complete 2-part suite evokes the myth of Daedalus and his son, Icarus. This is an exciting, colorful, extended work that features solos for soprano sax, tenor sax, trumpet, piano, bass and drums. Brass and woodwinds get moments to shine with labyrinthine melodies and harmonies.

5 saxes (reed 1 – sop./flute, reed 2 - alto/flute/cl., reed 3 - tenor/cl., reed 4 - tenor/cl., reed 5 – bari/bs. cl.), 4 trumpets/dbl. flugelhorns, 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums.

Lead trumpet high note – written G6; Grade 5 - Professional (time 14:34)

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Labyrinth (Labyrinth Suite Pt. 1) Score and Parts
  • Labyrinth (Labyrinth Suite Pt. 1) Score and Parts

Labyrinth (Labyrinth Suite Pt. 1) Score and Parts

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As performed on the GRAMMY nominated CD, Intrada.

Labyrinth, Pt. 1 of the Labyrinth Suite, is a jazz waltz featuring challenging harmonies and mixtures of instrumental colors. With solos for soprano sax and piano, the chart also features a woodwind soli (2 flutes, 2 clarinets, and bass clarinet) to show off the doubling capabilities of your sax

As performed on the GRAMMY® nominated CD, Intrada.

Labyrinth, Pt. 1 of the Labyrinth Suite, is a jazz waltz featuring challenging harmonies and mixtures of instrumental colors. With solos for soprano sax and piano, the chart also features a woodwind soli (2 flutes, 2 clarinets, and bass clarinet) to show off the doubling capabilities of your sax section.

5 saxes (reed 1 – sop./flute, reed 2 – alto/flute/cl., reed 3 – tenor/cl., reed 4 – tenor/cl., reed 5 – bari/bs. cl.), 4 trumpets/dbl. flugelhorns, 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums.

Lead trumpet high note – written D6; Grade 5 - Professional (time 7:14)

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Flight Time (Labyrinth Suite Pt. 2) Score and Parts
  • Flight Time (Labyrinth Suite Pt. 2) Score and Parts

Flight Time (Labyrinth Suite Pt. 2) Score and Parts

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As performed on the GRAMMY nominated CD, Intrada.

Flight Time, Pt. 2 of the Labyrinth Suite, is an up-tempo samba featuring tenor sax, trumpet, and drum solos. Including the intro and closing measures of the complete Labyrinth Suite, your ensemble will get a workout with labyrinthine melodies and harmonies.

5 saxes (reed 1 – sop. sax, reed 2 – alto

As performed on the GRAMMY® nominated CD, Intrada.

Flight Time, Pt. 2 of the Labyrinth Suite, is an up-tempo samba featuring tenor sax, trumpet, and drum solos. Including the intro and closing measures of the complete Labyrinth Suite, your ensemble will get a workout with labyrinthine melodies and harmonies.

5 saxes (reed 1 – sop. sax, reed 2 – alto sax, reed 3 – tenor sax, reed 4 – tenor sax, reed 5 – bari sax, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, piano, bass, drums.

Lead trumpet high note – written G6; Grade 5 - Professional (time 7:20)

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MUSIC for BRASS

Music for Brass Band coming soon!

Scores with parts are downloaded as pdf files for your use. Sharing of these files with others is prohibited. Please remember it's a very small profit for me and that all proceeds are used to keep the band (and the music) going.