Billy has written original compositions and arrangements for a wide variety of ensembles ranging from duets to big bands. Best known for his saxophone quartets and octets written mostly during his tenure with the New York and Phenix Saxophone Quartets, these pieces and others are offered here for purchase.

Below, you’ll find the pertinent details concerning each piece. Where possible, we have included a brief sound sample as well as a short excerpt from the score or part for your consideration. Prices are listed at the bottom of each entry. Please add $3.00 Shipping & Handling for one item and $5.00 for more than one. At the moment we are only able to accept check or money order for payment. If you are interested in purchasing any of these items or for other titles not listed, please contact us for ordering procedure.

We will be adding new titles from time to time, so please check our listing often.

 

Saxophone Quartets
Duets
Small Ensemble
Big Band
Afro Cuba Ensembles

Small Combo
Large Ensembles

 

Saxophone Quartets

Eleven by Four (2000)

Saxophone Quartet with Doubles

Instrumentation:

  • Soprano Saxophone – Flute, Piccolo & Clarinet
  • Alto Saxophone – Clarinet
  • Tenor Saxophone – Flute & Clarinet
  • Baritone Saxophone – Bass Clarinet

Written in four movements played without interruption, 11 instruments are played by the four members of the quartet. Commissioned by Nancy Newman, this piece was premiered at the World Saxophone Congress, Montreal, Canada, in 2000, by The Phenix Saxophone Quartet.

$50.00: Includes parts and score.

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Send In the New Boy (1992)

Saxophone Quartet

Instrumentation:

  • Soprano Saxophone
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Baritone Saxophone

Through composed piece, features the alto and tenor saxophones in extended improvised sections. Premiered at the World Saxophone Congress, Pesaro, Italy, in 1992, by The New York Saxophone Quartet.

$40.00: Includes parts and score.

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Duets

Balto Clute (2002)

Alto Flute and Bass Clarinet Duet

Written for Alto Flute in G and Bass Clarinet to low C, includes an improvised solo for the alto flute.

$20.00: Includes two sets of parts in score form.

 

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Conversation for Two Baritone Saxophones

Written for Nancy Newman of the Gerald Danovitch and Phenix Saxophone Quartets, the piece features both parts equally. Both parts go to low A and the 1st part uses the altissimo to high Bb.

$20.00: Includes two sets of parts in score form.

 

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Small Ensemble

Siciliano (Bach), for Clarinet and Rhythm (1998)

Instrumentation:

  • Clarinet in Bb
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums

Taken from the Sonata #2 in Eb for Flute and Piano, after the statement of the piece as Bach wrote it, an improvised section begins for the clarinet. Clarinet can improvise or play written solo and the piano part is written out. Can be played with or without bass and drums.

Also available for Flute or Bassoon

$30.00: Includes parts and score.

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Pavane (Faure), for Flute and Rhythm (1997)

Instrumentation:

  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums

In this piece the theme is played in f# minor and goes to g minor for the improvised flute solo. Both flute and piano have chord changes. Piano solos in the next section before the recapitulation.

$30.00: Includes parts and score.

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Big Band

Principal Pickleist (1995)

Instrumentation:

  • 1st Alto Sax (Piccolo) Solo Part
  • 2nd Alto Sax (Flute)
  • 3rd Tenor Sax (Clarinet, Flute)
  • 4th Tenor Sax (Clarinet)
  • 5th Baritone Sax (Bass Clarinet)

  • 4 Trumpets
  • 3 Trombones and Bass Trombone

  • Piano, Bass and Drums

This Piccolo feature was written for the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop. Challenging woodwind parts and an extended improvised section for the piccolo are highlights of this arrangement.

$75.00: Includes parts and score.

 

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Egyptian Samba (1992)

Instrumentation:

  • 1st Alto Sax (Flute, Piccolo)
  • 2nd Alto Sax (Flute)
  • 3rd Tenor Sax (Flute, Clarinet)
  • 4th Tenor Sax (Clarinet)
  • 5th Baritone Sax (Clarinet)

  • 4 Trumpets
  • French Horn in F
  • 2 Trombones and Bass Trombone

  • Percussion, Piano, Bass and Drums

This Samba was written for the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop.

$75.00: Includes parts and score

 

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Afro Cuba Ensembles

Taylor Maid (2002)

Instrumentation:

  • 3 Flutes
  • Alto Flute doubling on Piccolo
  • Piano, Bass and 3 Latin Percussionists

This high powered piece is based on a 2-3 Son Clave rhythm. An improvised section features piano and flute.

$35.00: Includes parts and score.

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Farewell to Manny (2002)

Instrumentation:

  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • 3 Latin Percussionists

This tune has a relaxed 12/8 groove with solo space for all participants.

$35.00: Includes parts and score

 

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Bolero for Nancy (2002)

Instrumentation:

  • Alto Flute
  • Electric Piano
  • Bass
  • 3 Latin Percussionists

This slow, moody bolero is a perfect vehicle for the alto flute.

$35.00: Includes parts and score.

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Dance Muchacho (2002)

Instrumentation:

  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • 3 Latin Percussionists

This medium tempo piece is based on a Son Clave rhythm. An improvised section is open for all soloists.

$35.00: Includes parts and score.

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The Shell Game (2000)

Instrumentation:

  • Flute
  • Bass
  • 3 Latin Percussionists

This medium tempo piece is based on a 2-3 Son Clave rhythm. An improvised section is open for flute and bass.

$30.00: Includes parts and score.

 

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Small Combo

The Eagle Has Landed…..Eh! (1998)

Instrumentation:

  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums

Relaxed tempo Latin groove with challenging chord changes for the soloists.

$35.00: Includes parts and score.

 

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Spring is Where? (1997)

Instrumentation:

  • Tenor Sax
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums

Moderate tempo Bossa Nova.

Also available for Tenor, Trumpet and rhythm/.

$35.00: Includes parts and score.

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Don’t Get Clarinoid (1996)

Instrumentation:

  • Clarinet
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums

Medium up-tempo tune based on the chord changes of What is This Thing Called Love?

Also available for 2 Clarinets and rhythm.

$35.00: Includes parts and score.

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The Birthday Waltz (1991)

Instrumentation:

  • Alto Flute
  • Trumpet
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums

Medium tempo, minor key, jazz waltz, can be played with or without trumpet.

$35.00: Includes parts and score.

 

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Northern Samba (1991)

Instrumentation:

Flute & Tenor Sax

  • Trumpet
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums

Lively samba with solo space for all players, ensemble “shout” chorus leading into drum solo before the D.C. and Coda.

Also available for flute alone and rhythm.

$35.00: Includes parts and score.

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Quasi-Modal (1996)

Instrumentation:

  • Tenor Sax
  • Trumpet
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums

Challenging up-tempo tune mixing modal and extended post-bop harmony
Also available for tenor and rhythm.

$35.00: Includes parts and score.

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Graduation Day (2002)

Instrumentation:
Tenor Sax
Bass

Jazz duet with solo space for both players

$25.00: Includes parts and score

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Hello Kid! (2002)

Instrumentation:

  • Clarinet
  • Tenor Sax
  • Bass
  • Drums

Medium-up tempo through composed tune with solos based on the Lydian Mode.

Also available for clarinet, flugel horn and rhythm.

$35.00: Includes parts and score.

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Trio

Instrumentation:

  • Tenor Sax
  • Guitar
  • Drums

Up-tempo thematic piece with solos based on free harmonic concepts.

$30.00: Includes parts and score.

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Floating (2002)

Instrumentation:

  • Flugel horn
  • Tenor Sax
  • Piano
  • Bass
  • Drums

Moderate tempo jazz waltz, which explores free ensemble and solo playing within a structured piece.

Also available for 2 tenors and rhythm.

$35.00: Includes parts and score.

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Large Ensembles

Jill (1992)

Instrumentation: (10 Players)

  • 2 Flutes
  • 2 Clarinets in Bb (one part has ad-lib jazz solo)
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Alto sax (doubling on Alto Flute & Soprano sax)
  • Alto sax (doubling on Alto Flute)
  • Tenor Sax (doubling on Alto Flute)
  • Tenor Sax (doubling on Clarinet)
  • Baritone Sax

Contemporary jazz-rock groove.

Also available for Clarinet Choir.

Instrumentation: (10 Players)

  • Eb Clarinet
  • 7 Bb Clarinets (one part has ad-lib jazz solo)
  • 2 Bass Clarinets

$40.00: Includes parts and score.

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