Skyliner by Charlie Barnet. Edited by Jeffrey Sultanof. Arranged by Billy Moore. For big band (2 Alto Saxophones, 3 Tenor Saxophones (one doubles Soprano Saxophone), Baritone Saxophone, 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums). Swing. Medium Difficult. Score and parts. Published by Jazz Lines Publications (JL.JLP-8284).
Here is the definitive arrangement of Skyliner from the original published parts. This is not a transcription. This arrangement, written by Billy Moore and recorded in 1944 by Charlie Barnet, features a tenor saxophone soloist that doubles on soprano (this was Barnet's part). In addition to that tenor/soprano part, there is a standard reed section of 2 altos, 2 tenors, and a baritone. The arrangement featured a written introductory piano solo. We have retained this solo but have included chord changes in the event that your pianist wishes to improvise. The soprano sax part can certainly be played on the clarinet.