Compositions by Michel Herr
1. LEAD SHEETS
(just a selection, far from exhaustive !)
1) Some of those compositions have been arranged for several horns (2-6) or other instrumental line-ups.
2) Not included in this list are several compositions directly written for 2 horns or more, for jazz groups and strings, chamber orchestra, etc...What you find in the list above are basic lead sheets (made in Finale and converted to pdf).
3) The majority of these pieces (not all !) have been recorded. A global list of Michel Herr's recorded compositions is available HERE.
4) Take a look at the Audio/Video page for some examples.
5) All works are protected by Sabam (B) and submitted to authors rights. All rights reserved.
2. COMPOSITIONS FOR BIG BAND
(not exhaustive !) :
Song for Lucy
Out of the silence
Song for Micheline
1. Celebration suite
The next 20 years
2. Flagey, a new era
These pieces were recorded by the Brussels Jazz Orchestra on the cd "The music of Michel Herr".
The album can a.o. be purchased from the on-line shop of W.E.R.F. records (audio excerpts available) as well as a download on the iTunes Store.
BJO Series : big band charts by Michel Herr available for purchase on the website of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra
On the website of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra, there is a webshop "BJO Series" in which several big band charts written by Michel Herr for the double album "The Music of Michel Herr" are available for purchase.
and more :
A hip taxi (live excerpt)
For peanuts (for Act big band)
Back on track
The fun part (live excerpt)
The flame (live excerpt)
Not just a ballad
Shadow and light
Take a look at the Audio/Video page for some examples of various compositions.
Besides his compositions (jazz and film music), Michel Herr has written hundreds of arrangements on pieces by other composers, sometimes commissioned by bands or soloists, for all kinds of ensembles : jazz ensembles, jazz + chamber orchestras, string ensembles, big bands, symphony, choir, etc...
As a member of "Arrange Me", Michel Herr contributed several arrangements on the material available in the catalogue of Hal Leonard, the main US music publisher.
These arrangements for various ensembles can be purchased on the sites of SheetmusicDirect or SheetmusicPlus :
Farmer's Trust (Pat Metheny)Don't you know I care (Duke Ellington) Isfahan (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) Over the rainbow (Harold Arlen) Heartaches (Al Hoffman/John Klenner) Close to You (Burt Bacharach/Hal David) Ana Maria (Wayne Shorter)
Laura (David Raksin / Johnny Mercer)
Scores and parts in pdf.
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