Composers - Ric Flauding
"Consistently enjoyable work sparkles with Flauding's beautiful arrangements" - Billboard Magazine.
Award-Winning Composer Ric Flauding has composed-arranged-orchestrated hundreds of pieces of music in many styles and for a wide variety of ensembles. His catalog includes music recorded and performed by the London Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony and many recording studio ensembles.
Ric's recordings are programmed worldwide in radio and television and have featured many well-known musicians including Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthal , John Patitucci and Russell Ferrante. Ric is currently the Director of Jazz Bands at Weatherford College (Texas).
Big Band Charts
“Amazing Grace” (Jazz Orchestra) Arranged by Ric Flauding: DESCRIPTION…
As recorded by Ric Flauding featuring Wayne Bergeron, Jason Webb and Sam Levine.
Premiered by the Aledo High School Jazz Band Directed by Jake Albin.
"Yeah Ric!! Great chart!! The players sound great too!! – Jay M. (Sax: Gordon Goodwin Band)
“This is the hippest version of Amazing Grace I've ever heard. Bravo!” – D. A. (studio musician: Nashville)
Little Big Band Charts (9 Pieces)
Instrumentation for the following charts are: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, 2 Tpts, 1 Trombone, Gtr, Piano, Bass, and Drums. These charts can be expanded to full big band if needed.
Hard hitting Funk-Fusion. Great drum feature.
Premiered by the Weatherford College Jazz Band.
Includes optional Bass Trombone part.
"This is a wonderful chart! There is an interesting mix of licks that I'd expect in big band funk along with really nice untypical and subtle touches." - R.A. (Jazz Musician).
Written for Little Big Band. Contemporary Blues-Funk. Very fun piece!
"Great song! Love the concept, the melody the arrangement. Just when you think you've heard it, harmonically it's suddenly goes to Cairo, did not see that coming. Really great job. You are sensational." - I.K. (Producer / LA).
Cool Hicks, Hot Licks
Features Piano &/or Bb Instrument (Sop. Sax). Very fun piece! Smooth Jazz-Funk. Appropriate for College and High School jazz bands. "Excellent chart with a great feel! Nice job! Very good choice of an even 1/8, 1/16 feel for a piano player. He/she can get the feel because it's not that different from playing Bach! Best!” – Dan Haerle (UNT, well-known Jazz Pianist-Educator).