Big Band Arrangements: 1925 - 1941
  10 Complete  Folders
107 Partially Complete Books
Also - Jazz, Latin, and Classical Piano Solo Compositions


 I am selling my father’s collection of big band arrangements from the 1930s.
These are popular dance tunes: swing jazz tunes, ballads, latins, etc.
Collection includes famous tunes that are still being covered by top pop and jazz artists.

Also for sale is a collection of music from the early 20th Century for piano solo:
Advanced and virtuoso piano studies, latin classics,
Swing Jazz stylings by famous pianists, jazz methods,
and a complete piano transcription of The Nutcracker Suite.
 

For more information, contact Ed Loewenton: ed@loewenton.org    More Items for Sale

 

PRICES vary from $2 to $16 for each piece, depending on condition, completeness, and uniqueness and musical value, as well as how many pieces you buy. Extra discount if you buy the entire collection.
I can ship anywhere, and I accept credit cards.

          There are 6 complete books with full standard big band instrumentation, including violins and vocal trio. The charts will also work as instrumentals. The standard instrumentation is piano, drums, bass, guitar, alto sax 1 & 3, tenor sax 2 & 4, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 3 violins, and vocal trio. Most horn parts are divided, so you can double the number of players.  See image below.

Complete arrangements include
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square  SOLD
I hear a Rhapsody   SOLD
Ferry Boat Serenade  SOLD
* We Could Make Such Beautiful Music -
* The Same Old Story -
* So You’re the One -
* Practice Makes Perfect -
* I Give You My Word -
You Walk By  SOLD
* There I Go -

Spreadsheet with complete listing (MS Excel file):  
Complete books


     There are also about 107 incomplete folders, which have piano parts and some of the other parts; and several with just piano, which can be played solo or used as the basis of an arrangement.
Spreadsheet with complete listing (MS Word file):  Partial books
SOLD: It Took a Million Years ($3)

Copyright dates:
The complete arrangements are all copyright 1940. The large number of partially complete tunes are dated 1925 to 1941; most are 1939, with the rest in the mid-late 1930s.

Condition:
      The whole collection occupies two small boxes.

    The complete books are in clean, mostly good  to very good shape, although the paper is a little fragile in some cases. A few are solid and look like almost new.  A few are missing bass or violin parts.

     The partially complete books are in fair to good condition. There is only one consequential tear that compromises legibility. I would advise photocopying everything and putting the originals away for safekeeping.

Music for Solo Piano: Classical, Classical and Jazz Piano Studies and exercises, Latin and Jazz Pop music favorites from the early twentieth century. 15 items.  See image below.
Complete information:  (MS Word file): Piano Music

SOLD:
Bix Beiderbecke - Modern Piano Suite
Dave Berend - Swing Style for the Piano
Vincent  Lopez - Modern Piano Method , Book III

$15 each
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PRICES vary from $1 to $15 for each piece, depending on condition, completeness, and uniqueness and musical value, as well as how many pieces you buy. Extra discount if you buy the entire collection.
I can ship anywhere, and I accept credit cards. Mailing charges will be added to total.
 
For more information, contact Ed Loewenton: ed@loewenton.org