Big Band Charts by Ryan Cullen

Ryan Cullen

Ryan Cullen currently resides in Southeast Louisiana and was recently appointed Director at the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts (LAAPA). In addition to his administrative duties, he writes for and directs the school’s ensembles, teaches theory/composition, piano and saxophone.

Ryan’s music is additionally published through RYCUN Music Company and Really Good Music, LLC. and has been sold and performed worldwide.

Cullen holds a M.M. degree in Studio/Jazz Composition from the University of Miami and a B.M. degree in jazz piano performance from Loyola University of New Orleans. Ryan is a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). He is available for new commissions, private instruction, performances, studio work, etc.

For more of Ryan’s music (including classical, gospel, orchestral, and more), visit www.rycunmusic.com.

 

 

Ryan Cullen

Ryan Cullen

Big Band Charts by Ryan Cullen

Miz Marie

Composed and Arranged by Ryan Cullen

Miz Marie An aggressive yet mellow chart guaranteed to get heads boppin’! Alternates between very lyrical melodies and funky, blues riffs. There’s a great deal of contrapuntal writing throughout, so everyone should read carefully!

The trombone section is prominently featured in the first "A" section with an "a cappella" contrapuntal soli. Tenor 1 and Trumpet 3 solos. Basses will have their work cut out for them at M120. The vamps may be extended at will, especially at M236. Lead trumpet up to a written C#6 (IPN). (251 total measures)

PRICE – $19.95

Spring Ahead

Composed and Arranged
by Ryan Cullen

Level 5 (difficult)

An up-tempo samba guaranteed to keep the whole band on their toes!  All saxes have some moderate doubling.  The 1st and final “A” sections feature a linear, a cappella brass section.  The sax section will enjoy the extended, “Thad Jones” style soli.  Features piano and trumpet solos.  Lead trumpet up to a written E6 (IPN).  (323 total measures)

PRICE $19.95



Until Then, Farewell

Composed and Arranged by Ryan Cullen 

Level 4 (medium/difficult)

This ballad features the lead alto player and is the perfect chart for when it’s time to slow things down a bit.  The baritone sax is replaced by the clarinet and bass clarinet throughout, and reeds 2-4 have substantial doubles as well.  A brief waltz suddenly breaks up the slow tempo to let the rest of the band “show their stuff.”  Lead trumpet up to a written C#6 (IPN).  Lead trombone up to a written C5.  (86 total measures)

PRICE $19.95



Medium Rare

Composed and Arranged
by Ryan Cullen

Level 4 (medium/difficult)

A medium tempo, 12 bar blues with a New Orleans funk inspired groove. Occasional modern rhythmic/harmonic twists break up the traditional blues format allowing a comfortable stretch for the band and soloists. A great closer, the band and audience will love this one equally! Lead trumpet up to a written Eb6 (IPN). (255 total measures)

PRICE $19.95