“Home”- Big Band Arrangement


A laid-back, feel-good tune that features tenor saxophone and trombone on the melody, 1st Tenor solo, an exciting and challenging trombone soli, a “shout” chorus made up of short ensemble solis, and a short trumpet improvisation (4th trumpet).  The feel alternates between an easy “2-feel” and straight-ahead 4/4 swing.

An optional vibes part (provided) doubles the melody with tenor & trombone, features an optional improvised solo, and also doubles trombone soli.

This arrangement was showcased on the Elliot Deutsch Big Band Album “Weeknight Music”, also available in the store.

Listen to this arrangement:



Format: PDF (Score and Parts)



5 Saxes (AATTB), 4 Trumpets (opt. 5th) , 4 Trombones (3+Bass), Vibes (optional), Guitar (optional), Piano, Bass, Drums

Solos: Piano (intro), Tenor 1 (optional vibes), Trombone section soli, Trumpet 4 (optional guitar or vibes) (bridge on shout chorus)

Mutes/Doubles:  Plunger mutes (trumpets)


Tempo: Quarter=120 bpm

Approximate length: 4 minutes

Difficulty Level: Intermediate-Advanced (mostly due to Trombone soli)

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