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  1. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Hi, all Holiday gigs are a-comin' (with any luck at all)...So, come get your free lead sheets. I've got a bunch in my library. So far I've posted rich reharms of O Come, O Come, Emmanuel and Silent Night. Likewise, I've also posted the Chanukah hymn Ma'oz Tzur. If you think they might come in...
  2. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hello everyone! During my jazz career I have transcribed hundreds of jazz solos, as well as worked my way through many transcriptions done by other people. My biggest complaint with the other guys' work was always the quality and precision of the transcription - there was very little amount of...
  3. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hi, all This week's Free Chart Friday features a set of lead sheets for Silent Night (Stille Nacht). This arrangement has a lush reharmonization and is set in a gentle 4/4 (though it would be easy enough to play it in "3). Download the free lead sheets here...
  4. SOTW Member Compositions & Arrangements
    Hi, all This week's Free Chart Friday features PDF lead sheets for the rollicking Calypso Facto. Listen below, and if you'd like to take the tune for a spin, you can download the lead sheets & mp3 right here: http://www.hirschmusic.com/fcf/2014/10/31/calypso-chapter-ii Have fun! ~ Rick
  5. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, friends Free Chart Friday continues with our 17th installment. This week features a 1-page Calypso cutie for solo saxophone. Naturally, it lays well and sounds great on soprano, alto, tenor, or bari. In fact, I recorded it on 3 of these horns... Free Download If you'd like to give...
  6. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, friends. I'm pleased to announce that HirschMusic publications has added to its popular series of jazzy Negro Spiritual arrangements for saxophone quartet. (At long last!). Hot-off-the-presses is a brand-new arrangement of (Sometimes I Feel Like a) Motherless Child. I recorded all four...
  7. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, folks Free Chart Friday continues at HirschMusic Publications. After sharing over a dozen jazz lead sheets, I am now posting short pieces for solo saxophone. Today's installment is a 1-minute piece I wrote to serve as the backbone of a larger piece. Like all of these tunes, You can...
  8. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, friends It's time for...you guessed it...Free Chart Friday (bebop fanfare, please). This week: Who doesn't like swing? With the right rhythm section, it just feels good. But, who doesn't tire of listening to the straight 4/4 all night long? OK - I may not be speaking for...
  9. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, folks Just a quick note to let you know that this week's Free Chart Friday features a swinging, make-you-smile jazz waltz called "Aspire." It has been recorded a bunch of different times. Here are sextet and big band versions. And, as always, if you want to try the tune, you can download...
  10. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Hi, sax brothers and sisters My HirschMusic Publications has recently graduated from Paypal-buttons-in-a-blog to a real-deal storefront with secure downloads. I'm trying to make the product very user-friendly for performing musicians. The instant downloadables are PDFs so you'll always have a...
  11. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, sax-friends Alas, my HirschMusic Publications has graduated from PayPal Buttons on a blog to a full-fledged storefront. I'm still tying up loose ends but, to the best of my knowledge, the storefront is completely functional. Anyhow, if you get a chance to check it out, you can watch...
  12. Saxophone Solo and Ensembles
    Hey, all I've got two brand-new, medium level arrangements for saxophone quartet of African-American Spirituals, Wade in the Water and Let My People Go/Go Down Moses. They're on sale now for a pre-publication price of $5 each for download. Later this spring, when I officially add them to my...
  13. New Product & Dealer Announcements
    Hi, sax-friends! Some (many?) of you are familiar with HirschMusic Publications' saxophone quartet music. For those who aren't, here's a link to our "Silent Night" arrangement for saxophone quartet. It's scored for both SATB & AATB. Grade 3 playability, but sounds great with pro groups (it...
  14. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    I just came across some riches; YouTube also has this nice little intro; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h760OIZVwVo then getting hotter; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcihV9kbnVE&feature=related which led me to this mother lode; http://www.hornheads.com/bonuslicks.php
  15. Saxophone Solo and Ensembles
    Hi, folks. I'm the composer of a two-movement work for saxophone quartet called Cityscapes. It was commissioned and recorded (in 2005) by the Osland Saxophone Quartet. (http://milesosland.com/cd.html#comimp). Without any sort of publishing deal or promotion on my end, word has gotten out about...
  16. Sheet Music & Transcriptions
    Looking around the web, everywhere that sells Aebersold has long shipment estimates. Fastest shipping is 7days for $22. I'm looking to get something sooner. Is there perhaps a digital download available to buy anywhere? Or maybe something similar to Aebersold as digital? thanks
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