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Chamber Music
Brass Quintet
Big Band Compositions & Arrangements
Jazz Octet
Trombone Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Jazz Quintet
Saxophone Quintet with Rhythm Section
Other Ensembles
Film Music

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Chamber Music

Olympic Quintet for Winds

Premiered by Midnight Winds, Los Angeles, 2012
Inspired by the Winter Olympics 2012

Duration: 10:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $85

 

Soliloquy for Bass Clarinet

Premiered by Andrew Leonard, November 2012, Los Angeles

Duration: 08:00, Difficulty: 4/4, Price: $55

 

String Quartet #1

Premiered 2011 in Los Angeles
Watch video here.

Duration: 10:40, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $85

 

Suite for Piano Quartet and Improvising Soloist

2007 – Commissioned by the RTE Living Music Festival in Dublin Ireland. In Four Parts.

Duration: 25:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $250
Instrumentation: Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Improvising instrumentalist





Brass Quintet

Ski-ing for Brass Quintet

2009 – Tango with improvisation. Commissioned by Ed Partyka.

Duration: 7:00Difficulty: 2/4, Price: $85
Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets (Flugelhorn), Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba

 

The Slave Trade

1993 – Five movements for Brass Quintet, percussion and jazz soloist. Commissioned by Brass Hallandia in Halmstad, Sweden. (45 min)

Duration: 7:00, Difficulty: 2/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets (Flugelhorn), Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Jazz Soloist (any instrument)





Big Band Compositions & Arrangements 

A Cute Finale

2002 – Composed by Ed Neumeister. Modeled after famed Count Basie hit Cute. Medium Slow Swing Tempo.

Duration: 3:00, Difficulty: 2/4, Price: Free with purchase of one or more big band arrangements or 2 or more Octet arrangements
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Saxes, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Alice in Wonderland

1999 – This re-harmonized standard by Sammy Fain and Bob Hilliard features piano and trombone. Medium JazzWaltz. Recorded on the Jazz Bigband Graz CD Here & There.

Duration: 9:20, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: Flute/Soprano Sax, Clarinet/Alto Sax, Flute/Tenor Sax, Clarinet/Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet/Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano/Vibes, Bass, Drums

 

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square

1991 – The old standard from World War I era, composed by Manning Sherwin. This arrangement was nominated for a Grammy Award. Recorded on the Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra CD To You. Medium Swing with piano and soprano solos. Modern harmonies and syncopations.

Duration: 8:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Horn (optional), Piano, Bass, Drums

 

A Night in Tunisia

1999 – Commissioned by the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra for a tour to Tunisia in 1998, in funky 5/4.

Duration: 6:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Daydream (Big Band)

1997 – Billy Strayhorn’s ballad has thick, rich harmonies. Played by the Duke Ellington Orchestra and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Features lead alto and trombone with plunger.

Duration: 7:00, Difficulty: 2/4, Price: $100
Instrumentation: 2 Alto Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Deliberation

2002 – Composed by Ed Neumeister. Medium Swing. À la Herbie Hancock’s Speak Like a Child. Features trombone & alto.

Duration: 9:30, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: Alto Sax/Flute, Alto Sax/Clarinet, 2 Tenor Saxes/2 Clarinets, Baritone Sax/Bass Clarinet, 4 Trumpets/Flugelhorn, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Dog Play

2008 – Medium st8s Brazilian-ish Groove with moving harmonies, in Sonata Form with solos by tenor sax and group ad lib for trumpet and trombone.

Duration: 9:30, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: , Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

E.S.P.

1999 – Wayne Shorter's classic with solos by trumpet, alto and piano. Ensemble development of melodic fragments. Recorded on the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra CD Can I persuade you? and the Jazz Bigband Graz CD Here & There. Medium Fast Swing.

Duration: 7:30, Difficulty: 4/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: 2 Alto Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano/Vibes, Bass, Drums

 

Fantasy for Cello and Big Band

2002 – Concerto in three continuous Movements (40 minutes). Commissioned for the Styriarte Festival 2000.

Duration: 35:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $300
Instrumentation: Solo Cello (could be replaced with just about any instrument), Bb Clarinet/Alto Sax, Flute/Alto Sax, Bass Clarinet/Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax/ Tenor Sax, Bass Clarinet/Baritone Sax, 4 Bb Trumpets, 3 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Piano, Contra Bass, Drum Set

 

Here & There

1998 – Composed by Ed Neumeister. Even 8s with Afro 12/8. Solo for soprano sax. Brings together influences of Bela Bartok and music from central African pygmies. Medium Tempo. Recorded on the Jazz Bigband Graz CD Here & There.

Duration: 11:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bass Clarinets (substitute part for Bari Sax if necessary), 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Jari

2000 – A slow lament charged with emotion. Was written when a friends baby was in the hospital for a very serious operation. Features some group improvisation with trombone (with plunger) and tenor sax. Has also been described as beautifully melancholy. Composed by Ed Neumeister. Emotional Ballad.

Duration: 7:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $100.00
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Saxes, Bass Clarinet (also transposed part for bari), 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Leutnant

2001 – An arrangement of a tune by Austrian (1920s) composer Robert Stolz. Med up tempo, swinging, exciting.

Duration: 6:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: 2 Alto Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Locomotion

1999 – Inspired by John Coltrane's Dear Lord. A groovin’ ostinato singing style bass part with Latin/Brazilian rhythms. Features the tenor sax. Recorded on the Jazz Bigband Graz CD Here & There. Medium Tempo Latin.

Duration: 7:18, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Longing

2000 – Composed by Ed Neumeister. Recorded on the Jazz Bigband Graz CD Here & There. This ballad is dedicated to Billy Strayhorn. Features a soloist with the Big Band.

Duration: 11:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: Soloist, Soprano Sax, Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Flute, Bass Clarinet or Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets/Flugerhorns, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

My Shining Hour

1999 – Commission by Rias Big Band and Till Brönner. A twisted version of this standard by Harold Arlen. Intro and interlude in an afro 12/8. Melody is in 5/4, 4/4, 3/4, 5/4, 3/4, 4/4, 12/8. It flows easier than it looks! Features trumpet blowing in 4/4 and 12/8, also has bass solo. Recorded on the Jazz Bigband Graz CD Here & There.

Duration: 7:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: 2 Alto Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

New Groove

2005 – Composed by Ed Neumeister. Commissioned by NDR Radio Big Band in Hamburg germany. Nice groove solo for tenor sax.

Duration: 7:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: 2 Soprano Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes (1st tenor solo), Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Osmotic

2009 – Medium swing long form, solos by trombone, piano and bass. Woodwind doubles.

Duration: 10:00, Price: $150
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax/Flute, Alto Sax/Flute, 2 Tenor Saxes/Clarinet, Baritone Sax/Bass Clarinet, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Processize

2005 – Composed by Ed Neumeister. Commissioned by NDR Radio Big Band in Hamburg germany. Fast Swing. Includes open Piano Solo.

Duration: 9:00, Difficulty: 3-4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax/Clarinet, Alto Sax/Soprano Sax, Soprano Sax/Tenor Sax, Clarinet/Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet/Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets/Flugelhorn, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Reflection

2009 – For Big Band, Atmospheric, 13/8 includes Group ad lib with trombone, tenor sax and complete sax section.

Duration: 10:00, Difficulty: 3-4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

The Right Tree

Composed by Ed Neumeister. Dedicated to the great San Francisco drummer Gaylord Birch. Floating bass figure in 5ths with long blowing form. Solos for Bari sax and guitar or piano. Recorded on the Jazz Bigband Graz CD Here & There. Modern medium swing.

Duration: 7:18, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: 2 Alto Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Vibes (optional), Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Speak Low

The Kurt Weil standard, twisted. Completely re-harmonized. Med-fast swing. Alto and piano solo.

Duration: 8:00, Difficulty: 4/4, Price: $150
Instrumentation: Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Wake Up Call

2006 – ASCAP/IAJE 2006 Commission in Honor of Ornette Coleman. Composed for the NeuHat Ensemble. 3 continues movements (15 minutes)

Duration: 15:00, Difficulty: 4/4, Price: $250
Instrumentation: 4 reeds doubling, 6 brass, pno, bs, dr, 2 violin, viola, cello, Individual strings are amplified and can be expanded into string orchestra





Jazz Octet

Daydream (Octet)

Similar to big band arrangement.

Duration: 6:00, Difficulty: 2/4, Price: $75.00
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Tenor sax, Bari sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

I Mean You

Monks standard. Medium Funk & Swing.

Duration: 8:00, Difficulty: 2/4, Price: $75.00
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Invitation

Composed by Branislau Kaper. Pointillistic/Latin with swing bridge. Medium Tempo.

Duration: 6:00, Difficulty: 2/4, Price: $75.00
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Lumuria

Jazz waltz with a limp. Long solo form. A quartet version of this song is recorded on the new Ed Neumeister CD Reflection. Medium Jazz waltz.

Duration: 7:00, Difficulty: 2/4, Price: $75.00
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet (or soprano), Trombone (or tenor sax), Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Osmosis

Composed by Ed Neumeister. Modern medium fast swing with 2 blowing forms and interludes. Sonata form in jazz. Medium fast swing.

Duration: 5:50, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $75.00
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

Reflection

Atmospheric 13/8. Reflection has several possible meanings. It can mean Mirror Image, which is used frequently in music and is used here in the tune Reflection where the 2nd half is a mirror of the 1st half. Watch out Bach. Reflection can also mean Indication (sign or signal). And, reflection also means consideration or contemplation. Take your pick.

Duration: 7:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $75.00
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

The Song Is You

Composed by Jerome Kern. Medium fast swing.

Duration: 5:00, Difficulty: 2/4, Price: $75.00
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass, Drums

 

What is This Thing Called Love?

Composed by Cole Porter. Medium fast Swing with sax style soli.

Duration: 6:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $75.00
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano, Bass & Drums





Trombone Ensemble

Collage

1999 – from the Collage CD with the New York Trombone Quartet. Contains arrangements for quartet with and without rhythm section and for trombone soloist with trombone quartet, piano, bass, drums.

Duration: 5:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $45

 

Naima

by John Coltrane arranged by Ed Neumeister. Funky arrangement for 8 trombones and rhythm section.

Duration: 5:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $75
Instrumentation: 6 tenor trombones, 2 bass trombones, piano, bass & drums

 

Night Eyes

2009

Duration: 5:00, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $55
Instrumentation: 5 tenor trombones, 1 bass trombone

 

1 1 11 Suite

2011 – Tranquility, Passacaglia Vivace, Trophy Song. 3 Movements for trombone octet: No improvisation, good for jazz and classical players. Fun!!

Duration: 10:00, Difficulty: 2/4, Price: $75
Instrumentation: 6 tenor trombones, 2 bass trombones





Brass Ensemble

1 1 11 Suite

2011 – Tranquility, Passacaglia Vivace, Trophy Song. 3 Movements for trombone octet: No improvisation, good for jazz and classical players. Fun!!

Duration: 10:00, Difficulty: 2/4, Price: $75
Instrumentation: 3 Trumpets (Flugelhorn), Horn in F, Euphonium, 2 Trombones
Tuba





Jazz Quintet

2 14 11

2011 – Spacey intro into 9/4 st 8s groove with 3 part counterpoint.

Duration: whatever, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $25.00
Instrumentation: 2 or more horns, piano (and/or guitar) bass & drums

 

2 4 11

2011 – Medium swing with 2 part counterpoint in the horns.

Duration: whatever, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $25.00
Instrumentation: 2 horns, piano (or guitar) bass & drums

 

Night Eyes

2009 – For jazz quintet, 2 or more horns, playing counterpoint. Medium st8’s. Challenging form for solos. Loosely based on the harmonies of Night has a Thousand Eyes. Medium swing with 2 part counterpoint in the horns.

Duration: whatever, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $25.00
Instrumentation: for 2 horns, piano (or guitar) bass & drums

 

Dauphine for Jazz Quintet

2009 – Medium Fast st8s (Brazilian-ish) 

Duration: whatever, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $25.00
Instrumentation: jazz quintet

 

Eco-System for Jazz Quintet

2009 – Funky/Hip Hop Groove

Duration: whatever, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $25.00
Instrumentation: jazz quintet

 

Politics for Jazz Quintet

2009 – Funky/Hip Hop Groove

Duration: whatever, Difficulty: 3/4, Price: $25.00
Instrumentation: jazz quintet

 

Bird Dance for Jazz Quintet

2009 – Twisted canon, in between free improv.

Duration: whatever, Difficulty: 4/4, Price: $25.00
Instrumentation: jazz quintet

 

Suite Ellington project

Ed’s arrangements of many of Ellington & Strayhorns´ more obscure pieces, many from their extended suites, such as: Far East Suite, Afro Eurasian Suite, Black Brown and Beige and the Queens Suite. Arranged for six and seven pieces (Violin, trumpet, clarinet, trombone, piano, bass, drums)

Price: Contact Ed for pricing info





Saxophone Quintet with Rhythm Section

Lumuria

Composed by Ed Neumeister. Jazz waltz with a limp. Long solo form. commissioned by Milky Sax quintet in Paris, France. A quartet version of this song is recorded on the new Ed Neumeister CD Reflection. Medium Jazz waltz.

Duration: 7:00, Difficulty: 2/4, Price: $75.00
Instrumentation: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Trumpet (or soprano), Trombone (or tenor sax), Piano, Bass, Drums





Other Ensembles

The Metropole Suite

1996 – in Five Movements. 1&2: Indication & Acquiescence, 3: Lucky Sevens, 4: Negrin, 5: Coincidence. Commissioned by the Metropole Radio Orchestra in Hilversum, The Netherlands.

Duration: 50:00
Instrumentation: Strings, Woodwinds, Harp, Percussion and Big Band

 

Medusa

1999 – Concerto for trombone and Jazz Orchestra. Commissioned by the Metropole Radio Orchestra.

Duration: 25:00

 

Medusa Symphonic

2003 – A shorter version of Medusa for symphony orchestra without soloist. Includes solo like improvisation for piano.

Duration: 25:00

 

Blood Count

1996 – Billy Strayhorn's beautiful ballad, scored for studio orchestra, big band plus strings, percussion, woodwinds and horn with solo instrument (trombone). Written for the Metropole Radio Orchestra in the Netherlands.

 

Therapy

1996 – A sixteen bar blues written for solo instrument and jazz orchestra. Written for Metropole Radio Orchestra, same instrumentation as Blood Count.

 

Stubenberg for Flute, Clar, Violin, Cello & Piano

2010

 

Night Eyes

2009 – for Sextet: (vi, vla, cello, fl, eh, cl), trombone quintet & jazz quintet

 

Night Eyes

2001 – Sextet: Flute, English Horn, Bb Clarinet, Violin, Viola & Cello. Rhymically Lyrical. South American rhythms with jazz harmonies.

 

Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Trombone

1994 – Combining aspects of modern classical composition techniques with improvisation.





Film Music

Film Music & Orchestration