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MICHAEL FLAMHAFT

"BAND ARRANGEMENTS WITH A PURPOSE"


Originally written for The Band of Long Island, they are now available to ACB members at a 15% discount. Extra parts? There’s no charge for the first additional dozen pages, after which they are 50¢ each. Shipping and handling is $15 for the first arrangement, plus $10 for each additional arrangement included in the same order.

Need something for a vocalist? Can’t find it? Think it will cost a fortune? Michael writes custom arrangements for slightly more than the cost of an “off-the-shelf-make-do” piece. More than two dozen are available, with new ones being added all the time. And key transposition is available at no additional fee.

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The collection of arrangements is divided into 7 categories. Please choose a link below or scroll down to browse them all:

Duets | Vocal Solos with Band | Music for Service Clubs| Instrumentals

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. | Ethnic Music | Music of Ervin Drake

LIBRARY



  • Annie Get Your Gun medley; For girl and boy singers, contains Two snippets: “Doin’ What Comes Natur-ly” & “I’m A Bad, Bad Man”  Two solos: “I Got The Sun In The Morning” & “The Girl That I Marry”  Two Duets: “They Say It’s Wonderful” & “Anything You Can Do”

  • I Wonder Why/You’re Just In Love - Irving Berlin’s classic from “Call Me Madam” - for any two singers.


Vocal Solos with Band: $85 unless otherwise noted

  • All The Things You Are
  • Almost Like Being In Love
  • Begin The Beguine
  • But Beautiful (coming soon)
  • Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man of Mine
  • Every Day Is Ladies Day For Me from The Red Mill
  • God Bless America, includes the preamble and one modulation, “A Winner!”.
  • I Wish You Love
  • It Might As Well Be Spring from State Fair
  • It Was A Very Good Year
  • Look to the Rainbow from Finians Rainbow
  • Night And Day
  • Once In Love With Amy
  • Once Upon A Time
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  • So In Love from Kiss Me Kate
  • Soliloquy; from Carousel; “My Boy Bill” $125
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Stranger In Paradise
  • The Hungry Years - Sedaka & Greenfield’s somber hit!
  • The Pajama Game Medley for Labor Day!   includes a tidbit of  “7 & ½ Cents” and enough of “Once A Year Day”, “Small Talk”, “I’m Not At All In Love”, “Hernando’s Hideaway” and “Hey There” with optional vocal. @ $95
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • This Nearly Was Mine from South Pacific
  • Umbrella Medley: Watch What Happens and I Will Wait For You (from Umbrellas of Cherbourg)
  • What I Did For Love
  • Willkomen/Cabaret

 

Music for Service Clubs:

  • Kiwanis March: “One Child At A Time” Written on request from/for an ACB conductor, includes an optional vocal part containing words pertinent to the mission statement. List: $85

  • The Lions March “We Serve” Written for the Long Island Lions Eye Bank.  Includes optional vocal part.  List: $85

  • The Rotary March…written to the words of “The Four Way Test” of what Rotarians think, say, and do. Includes optional vocal part.  $85 with net proceeds to the Rotary Club of Great Neck, New York.


Instrumentals:

  • NOW BACK ON BROADWAY
    Fiddler on the Roof…Medley includes 13 tunes:
    Prologue • Tradition • Matchmaker • If I Were A Rich Man • Sabbath Prayer • To Life • Miracle of Miracles • Sunrise Sunset • Wedding Dance • Do You Love Me? • The Rumor • Far From The Home I Love • Anatevka
    16 minutes performance time. For the full and advanced band. (The score is 54 pages long.)
    List $185. ACB price $160. Additional parts @ $2.

  • Dancin’ ‘Round The World…Eight tunes from eight countries:  MacNamara’s Band ♬ Under Paris Skies ♬ Beer Barrel Polka ♬ Tarantella ♬ Hava Nagilla ♬ La Cumparsita ♬ Mexican Hat Dance ♬ Two-O’Clock Jump. This is a top seller with huge audience appeal & ends with a piece of Vaudeville “shtick” that leaves the audience cheering! List $150; Additional parts @ $2.

  • Caprice, for Bass Trombone or 4 Valve Euphonium
    This item is included in the New York State School Music Association 2013 manual as a grade four piece. It is a theme and variations with limited cadenza sections. Good audience appeal.  List is $85; ACB price is $72.25

  • Clarinet Rhumba; Section show piece also works great as an encore.

    $65.

  • Begin The Beguine: Requires a confident horn section!

    List $85

  • Roaring ‘20's Medley: Varsity Drag ♬ Fidgety Feet ♬ Charleston. Great fun!

    List $85

  • Just For The Horn of It…for one to four French Horns and band. This is an easy-to-play piece that will show off your horn section and make your audience smile. A real crowd pleaser.

    List $85

  • Twinkle Variations…for advanced solo flute with moderate band parts. Eight variations from C to G. Huge audience appeal.

    $85

  • Utilities: Six “must have” pieces for every band, any occasion:
    • A two measure Call To Attention
    • A full exciting Fanfare
    • The Star Spangled Banner in Bb
    • For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow
    • Happy Birthday
    • A soft background - Petite Marche

      $50

  • Thirty Tunes for Tots…Also fun for the adults in your audience who try to name all 30 snippets:
    • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
    • Row, Row, Row Your Boat
    • Sing A Song of Sixpence
    • Three Blind Mice
    • Hickory, Dickory Dock
    • The Farmer In The Dell
    • Old MacDonald 
    • Mary Had A Little Lamb 
    • Bingo!
    • Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
    • London Bridge 
    • Frere Jacques
    • Alouette
    • Did You Ever See A Lassie?
    • Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush  
    • Here We Go Looby Loo
    • Skip To My Loo
    • Eensie Weensie Spider
    • Pop Goes The Weasel
    • Sweetly Sings The Donkey  
    • Old Grey Mare
    • Oats, Peas, Beans
    • Old King Cole  
    • Man On The Flying Trapeze  
    • This Old Man
    • Blue Tail Fly (Jimmy Cracked Corn)
    • Michael, Row The Boat Ashore
    • She’ll be Comin’ ‘Round The Mountain
    • Oh, How Lovely Is The Evening 
    • Rock-a-bye, Baby

      List is $150; Additional parts @ $1.

  • Lift Every Voice And Sing -  “The Black National Anthem”

  • The House I Live In - with the Paul Robeson lyrics, two modulations to a big finish.

  • We Shall Overcome; includes all ten verses, and culminates in a “big finish” suggested audience sing-along.

Each@ $85 — all three $200, shipping included!!


Ethnic Music Not Found Elsewhere:

  • A Menorah Medley. “The best arrangement of Hanukkah music for band!”*
    Subtitled:  “Eight Candles ~ Eight Songs”
    • Hanuka 
    • Birhos Hanuka 
    • Oh Hanuka  
    • My Dredl  
    • S’vivan 
    • Once an Evil King 
    • Mi Y’malël?  
    • Mo’oz Tsur.

      List is $150; ACB price $112.50
      *A composite of many, many comments from conductors, players, and audience members. (Extremely Popular ACB purchase.)

  • Yiddish Songs: Ofyn Pripitchik (By the Fireside) and Tum Balalaika (Play the Balalaika).  This arrangement of two classics was commissioned specifically to be played for a Jewish audience.  They loved it! Others who have purchased it report that they were swamped after the show with rave reviews! List $85

  • Mezinka Tanz: The Dance In Honor of The Last Married Child in a Jewish family. This is a huge all-ethnic pleaser and includes these freylachs (happy dances):
    • Mezinka Tanz; (Dance for the Last Married Child) 
    • Ut Azoi; (That’s It!) 
    • Va’ihi Vishurun Melech; (Here Comes The King) 
    • Ich Vils Oich Schpielen; (I Want To Play) 
    • Simin Tov ‘n Mazel Tov; (Good Omen & Good Luck) 
    • Dayanu; ( Enough Already! )
    • Avenu Shalom Alechim; (Peace Be With You)

VERY, VERY EXCITING!  HUGE CROWD PLEASER!
Additional parts are $2 each.
List is $150; (Several ACB copies)


Music of Ervin Drake: Composer of “It Was A Very Good Year” among many others 

  • What Makes Sammy Run?;  Medley for two singers and band, contains: A New Pair of Shoes ♬ A Tender Spot ♬ Lights, Camera, Platitude  ♬ My Home Town ♬ Maybe Some Other Time ♬ Something To Live For  ♬ Some Days Everything Goes Wrong ♬ The Friendliest Thing  ♬ A Room Without Windows. Add’l parts are $2 each.  List is $150; ACB price $127.50

  • Her First Roman; medley contains: Her First Roman ♬ Song To The Sphinx ♬ Many Young Men From Now ♬ Magic Carpet ♬ Parable of the Monkey ♬ Just For Today ♬ The Things We Think We Are ♬ Rome ♬ In Vino Veritas ♬ I Fell In With Evil Companions.  Add’l parts are $2 each.  List is $150; ACB price $127.50

  • Songs of Girls; Good Morning Heartache  ♬ The Father of Girls  ♬  It Was A Very Good Year.  ACB $76.50