Paul Chauvin Arrangements

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Custom Brass Quintet Arrangements by Paul Chauvin

Since 1983 Sandy La Clair has featured custom arrangements by the legendary Paul Chauvin.  For 20 plus years Paul has lead his brass quintet, The Make Believe Brass at Disneyland as well as other leading Theme Parks in the United States and Japan.  His mastery of the art of small brass ensemble writing is without equal!  These arrangements have been perfected over thousands of performances and have provided superior entertainment to enthusiastic audiences everywhere.  Many of these special arrangements have been commissioned by Sandy just for The Madison Brass and easily addapted for The Impact of Brass.  There are over 180 of these great arrangements containing music for most any occasion!

Brass Quintet Music Arranged by the Great Paul Chauvin

All the arrangements on this list are tried and true and have been tested and re-tested by Paul Chauvin and The Make Believe Brass who performed them for twelve years at Disneyland in Anaheim, Ca.  They performed six days a week and six hours each day!  All of these great arrangements are audience and musician friendly!  The trumpet parts switch around for endurance and interest.  It’s all about Entertainment! These arrangements have played an important part of every program I have performed with my top group, The Impact of Brass since 1993!  Here are some of the programs we offer:  Adult Concerts, Children’s Concerts, Senior Citizen Concerts, Historic American Music Concerts, Patriotic Concerts, Civil War Concerts, Summer Concerts in the Park, Parades, Conventions, Weddings, Jazz & Blues Festivals, Oktoberfest Programs, Holiday Programs and New Orleans Mardi Gras Events.  I add full percussion to most of these arrangements and most other arrangements for even more impact and dancing.  All Chauvin arrangements are scored for the standard Brass Quintet. As far as I know I am the only source of these great arrangements.

Every arrangement is great and your audiences will like them even more than you and your musicians will enjoy performing them!  I am willing to exchange Chauvin charts if you have one that I don’t have.  I have built my collection a little that way however the vast majority I have gotten from Paul himself with some written just for us. His only CD is called The Make Believe Brass and is on Crystal Records  CD432.  I have all the arrangements on that recording.  It is fantastic!  Paul Chauvin is playing tuba and he sounds great!  It was recorded in1988.  He stopped selling his arrangements in 1996 but they sound just as fresh and exciting today!  My last contact with Paul Chauvin was in 1996.  No one has had any contact with him since that we know of. 

All arrangements are $30 plus shipping charges – I use the US Post Office – Most do not need a score.  In the 180 arrangements we have we have changed but two notes!  All arrangements come with no extra markings, just as they came from Paul.  I make copies and put them in performance books for our use.    I do all my copy work at Staples for the best quality paper and printing.  We also have a number of custom arrangements so if you can’t find what you are looking for perhaps we may have it in our library of over 2,000 works.  Just ask. 

Once I get your check I can usually get the music to you within a week. The Impact of Brass is a six-piece professional brass group performing year-round throughout the Midwest.  The sixth member of this group is our percussionist.

Mr. Sandy La Clair – Director

The Madison Brass quintet &

The Impact of Brass (the Brass with full percussion) 


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File number     Title

1337  5 Folksong Favorites for Five – a medley including: Blow the Man Down, Sailing-Sailing, Tar-Ra-Ra-Boom-Der-A, Mexican Hat Dance and Camptown Races – Great for Kids Shows

892    A Ride in the Rumble Seat – A light hearted arrangement of a turn of the Century car ride

961    The Addams Family Waltz – The clever and catchy minor key waltz from the Movie

859    Alexander’s Ragtime Band – Irving Berlin’s First Big Jazzy Hit!  Great Arrangement!

857    Amazing Grace – A Beautiful and Moving Arrangement with Some Nice Blues Notes.          This is a Classic!

908    American Medley #1- Patriotic March Medley of Dixie, Yankee Doodle and America the Beautiful – very well done!  Great for any Patriotic Occasion as is his Medley #2.

822    American Medley #2 – America (ala’ Charles Ives) Caissons, American Patrol and the Marines Hymn plus bits from Yankee Doodle, Sempre Fi, Anchors Aweigh etc.

1502  Angel Eyes – One of my last Chauvin Charts done as a ballad – close harmonies – Great!

986    Auf Wiedersehen – Traditional Bavarian Schottische – Oktoberfest!

987    The Baritone Polka – Traditional, features the Horn – like the Clarinet Polka

1060  Beauty and the Beast Suite – Medley from the Movie – Great for School Concerts

1499  the Ben-Hur Theme – All the color and majesty of that great Movie Soundtrack – very powerful stuff  - a real blow!

960    Big Band Montage #1- Medley of Big Band Hits: In the Mood, I’m Getting Sentimental over You, Sentimental Journey, Cherokee & Ciribiribin.  Highly Recommended as is #2

833    Big Band Montage #2 – Medley with Woodchopper’s Ball, Cherry Pink and Apple  Blossom White, Begin the Beguine, Opus One & Dream – Great for closing a set!

1108 The Billboard March – The most recognizable March for Circus, Carnival and Political Events.  Bravo!

1111  The Blew Danube –( P.D.Q. Strauss Jr.)  Novelty Entertainment and lots of fun!

1541  Blue Bells of Scotland – Leroy Anderson’s setting as a Trombone Feature

796    Blues in the Night Train – A great combination of Blues in the Night and Night Train all in big-band swing style – great Tuba part

959    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Encore-Style Arrangement – Really Swings!

963    The Bunny Hop – Dance Party Favorite by Ray Anthony – also has Tuxedo Junction, Pennsylvania 6500 and Leap Frog – good for society gigs and kids concerts!

978    The Butterfly Polka – Great Traditional Polka – Oktoberfest!

791    Caravan – Exotic sounding Jazz Arrangement by Duke Ellington – Trombone Feature1340  Chanson Triste – Traditional Arrangement of the Tchaikovsky Masterpiece

851    Chicago Tribune March – By Chambers to compete with the Washington Post!

795    Clap Yo’ Hands – G. Gershwin – Very Exciting – Recalls the sound of the 30’s pit orchestra – plenty of tricky rhythms – Great Concert Piece!

1351  Comedian’s Galop – Kabalevsky – Great Arrangement of this Exciting Piece!

1352  Coronation March – Meyerbeer – Traditional Arrangement great for Weddings and Graduations etc.

852    Cottage Home Quick Step – Civil War  - Great Piece!  Up-Tempo and Exciting!

994    Dance Little Bird (The Chicken Dance)  This is the popular Chicken Dance – great for parties, Children’s Events and Oktoberfests!

1353  Dance of The Hours – Ponchielli – A very traditional and beautiful arrangement.

975    Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – Evita  A blustering Showpiece-Style arrangement featuring a rather dramatic trpt. solo – Melodramatic?

812    Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Transcribed from the original release complete with solos – The Duke was never in better form!

1000  Dragnet – The original theme complete with  TV announcements!  Just the Facts!

1341  Fiddle – Faddle – Leroy Anderson’s classic hit!

1342 Finale “American” A. Dvorak – last movement from the “American” String Quartet

983    the Footlifter March – H. Fillmore – One of Henry’s best!  Very Popular

792    Frenesi – Arty Shaw – arranged in a “cool jazz” style alternates between swing and Latin and uses the flugel horn for that mellow, hip sound!

902    Galop – L.M. Gottschalk – Accurate arrangement of this concert favorite!

1105 German Dance #1 – Mozart – from his second set of peasant dances – light hearted!

996    German Dance #13 – Mozart – from the same set

979    German Dance #5 – Mozart - ditto

823    Give My Regards to Broadway  Straight ahead Show Tune by George M. Cohan

962    Going to Another Place – Manheim Steamroller – This is a “New Age” but melodic tune featuring the trumpet section.  It’s new and exciting!

860    Good By, Pal – 1906 ballad – Hearts and Flowers and Brass!

1504  Good Ship Lollipop – The Shirley Temple classic done in a mischievous 30’s tap dance production number.  Great for seniors and kids events!

797    Granada – Flashy and flamboyant version of the famous Pasadoble in ¾ a great concert piece!

973    Harlem Nocturne - The haunting E. Hagen standard features a beautiful flugel horn solo and never fails to bring a hush over the audience.

1004  Hawaii Five - O - Up-Tempo arrangement of the popular TV Theme – pic trumpet advised

1334  Home Town Brass Band  - an original Chauvin composition of a brass band during the Turn of the Century

1007  Hooray For Hollywood – Blazing tempo, right harmonics, showbiz  rhythms make this a great opener!!

1496  In a Persian Market – A. Ketelbey - A great concert piece by a real genius of light programmatic material

1339  In the Hall of the Mountain King – Includes an Eb trumpet part.  The most recognizable piece from the Peer Gynt Suite.  Concert Arrangement!

1054  It’s All in the Game – A pops song from the 50’s in ¾ with the lush harmonies of the “cool jazz era”  Great for dancing and club date jobs.  Very Melodic!

853    Jubilee – G. Chadwick - 19th Century American composer!  Sounds a great deal like a meeting of the minds between Dvorak, Copland and Berlioz!

818    Just You, Just Me, How About You? – Swinging jazz club style, a combination of two great songs! ala George Shearing!

807    Kansas City – All-time party favorite!  A swinging shuffle beat for casuals.

814    Killer Joe – A Benny Golson riff-tune made famous by the Tonight Show Band – very cool!

914    Lake at Evening – Dream-like piece from a suite for piano by American C.T. Griffes

815    Laura’s Stairway to the Stars – Lush harmonies enhance the beautiful melodies of two perennial standards: Laura and Stairway to the Stars. Chord changes by George Shearing!

813    Leap Frog – Straight ahead swinging big-band arrangement – Highly Requested!

976    The Lion Sleeps Tonight – Great 60’s shuffle/rock hit most notable for its inclusion in the Lion King

1053 The Love Boat – A great arrangement of that long-lasting TV Show Love Boat – Disco!

980    Mack the Knife – One of the high lights of “The Make Believe Brass” recording by Chauvin – Great crowd pleaser and fun to play!

998    The Mad Major March – Classy, sophisticated march by the British “March King” K.Alford – Recommended!

1109  The Magnificent 7 – Great Theme from the Classic Western Movie, Magnificent 7

1113  Mancini Generation – Funky-shuffle theme for Mancini’s TV variety show from the early 70’s optional picc trumpet and flugel horns – great opener!

786    The Mancini Medley – My favorite!  This Medley has all of his best stuff!!  MR. Lucky, the Pink Panther, Baby Elephant Walk, Charade and the Peter Gun Theme – Powerful!!

1333  March Militare – Schubert – Like the orchestral version – started as a piano piece!

1002  Mission Improbable – A fun working over of Mission Impossible, A Shot in the Dark and the theme from Police Squad.  Lots of fun! Recommended!

1088  Morning, Noon & Night in Vienna – Yes, this is the playful overture Bugs Bunny loved to conduct in an exclusive “Reader’s Digest” version.

1050  My Fair Lady – It has the opening to the 2nd Act plus I’ve Grown Accustomed to Your Face, I Could Have Danced All Night, With A Little Bit of Luck, wakes up any audience!

1006  My Three Sons – 20’s style theme song from the sitcom, nice tbn. solo humorous tune!984    Nibelungen March – R. Wagner – A quasi-march medley of Themes from The Ring – very powerful concert arrangement

794    Night & Day – Cole Porter – C. Porter at his best!  One of our favorites!  It moves from Latin to Swing and back again – very smoothly.  Great for Dinner and Club dates!

985    Nobles of the Mystic Shrine March – One of Sousa’s best!  A real winner!

1052  On the Street Where You Live – Popular showtune in swing tempo with modern big-band chord substitutions!  Nice 16 bar trbn. solo  Highly Recommended!

1005  On the Trail – Ferde Grofe meets Tommy Dorsey! The Big Band-era hit “Marie” cleverly works its way into this audience favorite from the Grand Canyon Suite

1083  Over the Waves – Famous “High Wire Act” Waltz by Rosas.  Look out for quotes from Suppe, Rossini and Lehar!   Featured on the recording by The Make Believe Brass CD!  

850    Over There, Somewhere – World War 1 Medley – Patriotic Medley – Over There by George M Cohen, Mademoiselle from Armentieres,  & Good Bye Broadway, Hello France!  March Tempo with plenty of Spirit!

784    Pas Redouble – Saint Saens – Terrific Gallop!  Brings Down the House!  Bravo!

855    Pasquinade – L.M. Gottschalk – A minor masterpiece by America’s first World Famous Musician

789    Pavane – Morton Gould – First piece of Jazz written for the Concert Hall!  Great!

785    Phantom of the Oops-Ra! – A real crowd pleaser!  Wild crazy style changes, Disco, Funk, Latin, Bullfight Music, March of the Toys and Hungarian Rhapsody #2 and all !

809    Pipeline – Surfs Up!  60’s rock classic with opening and closing guitar licks on the Tuba!

1335  Plink, Plank, Plunk! – Leroy Andenson’s novelty ½ step tune originally for Strings!

993    Polka From the Bartered Bride – Enjoyable, jaunty peasant dance by the founder of modern Czech Music – very well done!

820    Promenade – Leroy Anderson – A rollicking, up-beat tune with that American Sound so favored by Copland, Gould, Schuman and of course Anderson himself!

1003  Proud Mary – Yes, the J. Fogerty Folk/Rock Hit Made famous by Ike & Tinna Turnner

991    Radetsky March – J. Strauss Sr.- Very effective quintet arrangement in Viennese Style

1084  Ritual Fire Dance  By M. DeFalla – Intense and Firey – A great Concert Arrangement

1001  Rocky’s Opener – From the Movie – Fanfare, Theme and March – Heavy Stuff!

941    Russian Sailor’s DanceBy R. Gliere – with a little help from Old Man River!  Believe it or not the tunes fit together!  Highly Recommended !

1501  Sabra Dance – By A. Khatchaturian – Very Exciting and a Great Concert Piece!

942    Second Campaign – from the Stars and Stripes Ballet by H. Kay – A Broadway Show based entirely on Sousa Marches – imaginative and colorful with Familiar Tunes!

856    Seventy Six Trombones – This wild arrangement features quotes from Aida, Carmen, and Tannhauser.  Look out for some surprising harmonies too!  Lots of Fun!!

783    Song of India – The Tommy Dorsey Big Band-Era Version.  I really swings with a trombone solo and a Bunny Berigan trp. solo plus a flugel horn part!  Great Chart!

944    Star Spangled Banner & Fanfare – A solid and respectful setting of our National Anthem complete with a trumpet fanfare intro.

1051 Stars Fell on Alabama – Another gorgeous ballad from the Big Band-Era with a great Tuba Solo – great for clubs, dancing or dinner Music!

816    Stompin At the Savoy – Requested Benny Goodman swing classic!  Remains faithful to his Hit Recording!  Nice trombone solo in this masterpiece by Chick Webb

994    Summer Festival Polka – An original composition by Paul Chauvin!  Oktoberfest!

862    Syncopated Clock – Leroy Anderson – Playing this song with a Metronome is not recommended! Playing the Tune is!  One can never get too much of a good thing!

780    Take Five – Dave Brubeck’s #1 Top Hit!  A faithful and colorful arrangement of this jazz classic in 5/4 and in the original Key.  Nice flugel horn solos try adding drums!

997    The Gladiator March – Sousa -  This is one of Sousa’s first big hits and a good example of Sousa’s early brilliance, his use of a minor key is an unusual touch of the March King!

982    the Munster’s Theme – The title song from that goofy 60’s monster-comedy.  Nice trombone and tuba solos.  Audiences of all ages love this one especially Kids!

943    The Vanished Army  by Alford – A wonderful and haunting military band GEM by the master of the minor key March.  Some very nice horn solos during this poetic march.

977    This Could be the Start of Something!  Steve Allen’s Swingin’ theme song.  Open your show with some kickin’ ensemble work!

819    This is My Country – Patriotic Show-Biz March – Full Voicing and Exciting!

992    Thunder & Blazes – J. Fucik also known as Entry of the Gladiators!  “The Circus March”  Bravo!

1055  Tonight with Jonny – Jonny Carson TV Theme – Lively opening theme by Paul Anka.  Great for intros and exits etc.

1336  Turkish March – Beethoven – one of the many minor works by Beethoven that still retains the skill of the great craftsman.  Like the orchestral version.

1059  TV Western Epic – A great medley of Rawhide, Maverick, F Troop and Bonanza - Yaa- hoo Pardner!

1311  Up, Up and Away – A Great arrangement of the 5th Dimension Hit – now for Brass!

981    Valse Lente from Coppelia by L. Delibes –Beautiful music by the Master of ballet composition – recorded on the Make Believe Brass CD -

906    Venetian Venue – by Paul Chauvin – A humble twist on the polyphonic school of Gabrieli with respect to V. Persichetti – a very neat piece!

988    Village Tavern Polka Oktoberfest Time!  If this one doesn’t create the Beer Hall Mood for you than nothing will!!  Highly Recommended!

821    Waiting for the Robert E. Lee – Always a favorite!  An up-tempo Dixieland version that’s great for Concerts in the Park and out-door activities.  Mardi Gras events too!

1332  the Washington Post March – If there is another B.Q. arrangement that recreates the original sound of the Sousa Band we haven’t seen it!  ‘Nuff said!

817    When Yuba Plays the Rumba on the Tuba – H. Hupfeld’s jazz classic combines both elements of Drama and Satire into a fun Escapade for your tuba player.  Rhapsody in Blue makes an appearance in the final Tuba Cadenza.  A real Tuba Feature!

808    Whisper Not – Benny Golson’s blues-tinged, medium swing tune is a first-rate jazz ballad all the way!  Some nice flugel and French horn solos – Great Arrangement!

1106  Willy Tell Overture – Spoof on the well-known piece with Kazoos, SFX, the theme from Bonanza and the never-ending coda.  Recorded on the Make Believe Brass CD!

858    Wipe Out Batman – That classic surfin beach song combined with the TV Batman Theme by Neil Hefti.  Perfect for any out-door or kids event!

1197  Woodchoppers Ball – Great Big Band arrangement of  Woodie Herman’s Theme Song

810    Yankee Doodle Boy – George M Cohen’s Showpiece!  Up-beat rouser that works for Patriotic and Political Events or as an opener or closer!  Encores too!!

1378  Yankee Doodles – By Paul Chauvin – Great satire on Yankee Doodle!  Recommended!

811    You’re A Grand Old Flag – One of George M. Cohen’s greats.  Features a great modulation!  Bravo!  Great for Patriotic and Political Events!

863    The 90’s Collection – Music of 1890’s  $10 Each         

Hearts and Flowers

Asleep in the Deep

Hello! Ma Baby

The Streets of Cairo

Ta-Ra-Boom-De Ay!

Little Annie Rooney

Say “Au Revoir But Not “Good Bye”

Ther’s Gonna Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight!  

Christmas Favorites 

C1     3 English Carols – A Medley of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas & I Saw 3 Ships – great fullbodied band sound – A nice Opener!

C2     All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth – Very goofy – a terrific Christmas spoof  ala’ Spike Jones!  Highly Recommended

C3     Angels We Have Heard On High – Up-tempo fusion style ala’ Mannheim Steemroller!          Lots of fun and Highly Recommended!

C4     Christmas Eve – F. Grofe – Descriptive Selection of traditional Christmas Carols by the Composer of The Grand Canyon Suite

C5     Christmas Greetings – March Medley of Deck the Halls, Jolly Old St. Nick and O  Tannenbaum – Recalls Christmas Parades in Small Town America.  Good Opener!

C6     Christmas Time is Here – V. Guaraldi Jazz Flavored Arrangement from Charlie Brown

C7     Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Lush chords, interesting inner lines and easy on the chops.  Beautiful Ballad!

C8     Here Comes Santa Claus – Fun, snappy and clever arrangement sure to please the kids.  The melody moves around.

C9     It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – Broad march tempo in 3/4, 6/8 and 9/8 meters – the usual treatment of phrases and rhythms.  This is a very nice concert arrangement.

C10   J. B.!!  (Jingle Bells) This is a slightly different version complete with several style changes and tempo changes with Auld Lang Syne and the Hallelujah Chorus along too!

C11   Let It Snow, Frosty!  My Favorite!  Jazzy up-tempo Scoring of these two pop classics, A Big Favorite!

C12   March of the Three Kings – The traditional Christmas version of the Farandole by Bizet.  Strong low brass support is needed!

C13   O Little Town of Bethlehem – This is a very interesting arrangement I commissioned Paul to do for us.  Lots of unisons and close harmonies for a very powerful arrangement!

C14   Parade of the Wooden Soldiers – Very traditional arrangement from the Nutcracker

C15   Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer  - A slow and lush intro quickly turns into an up-tempo swing version of Rudolph.  The kids really love this one!

C16   The Christmas Song – Chestnuts roasting on an open fire! This is the warmhearted ballad by Mel Torme.  Sumptuous chords, lovely Trb. solo, rich ensemble passages and all the right touches!

C17   The Christmas Waltz – Great Pops Holiday Song.  You and your audiences will love it!

C18   The First Noel – Dramatic and Grandiose reading of a most eloquent Christmas Carol.

C19   The Little Drummer Boy – One of our favorites!  Beautifully scored with flugel horns,  dramatic modulations and a mysterious fade-away ending.  Highly Recommended!

C20   Winter Wonderland – Swinging Rhythms, Jazzy Harmonies and Ringing Bell Tones.  An Audience Favorite!  Bravo!                      


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