Band, Jazz, & Orchestra

Gunslinging Bird

Gunslinging Bird

Series: Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz Composer: Charles Mingus Arranger: Steve Slagle

Level: 5

The opening cut from the Mingus Big Band CD “Gunslinging Birds” is this raucous and blistering jazz waltz. Mingus wrote this piece as a tribute to Charlie “Bird” Parker with the subtitle “If Charlie Parker were a gunslinger there'd be a whole lot of dead copycats”. This chart doesn't hold anything back!

Instrumentation Number of Parts Pages Per Part
CONDUCTOR SCORE (FULL SCORE) 1 16
ALTO SAX 1/FLUTE 1 2
ALTO SAX 2/FLUTE 1 2
TENOR SAX 1/FLUTE 1 2
TENOR SAX 2 1 2
BARITONE SAX 1 2
TRUMPET 1 1 2
TRUMPET 2 1 2
TRUMPET 3 1 2
TROMBONE 1 1 2
TROMBONE 2 1 2
TROMBONE 3 (BASS) 1 2
PIANO 1 3
BASS 1 3
DRUMS 1 3

$60.00 (US) Inventory #HL 07010394 UPC: 073999641424 Width: 9.0" Length: 12.0"

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