||Francesca is a beautiful waltz composed by Chicago jazz piano great, Joan Hickey, and arranged by guitarist Shawn Purcell in 2009. This chart is reminiscent of the wonderful large ensemble writing of trumpeter Kenny Wheeler. The delicate rhythm section intro is sure to set the mood for this wonderful melody. Francesca features open solos for Trumpet 3 and Piano with separate background sections for each soloist. This chart also features a swinging call and response shout chorus for the brass and saxophones. College bands of any level will enjoy performing this chart, and Francesca would even be a great choice for stronger high school jazz ensembles. Alto Sax 1 plays soprano sax throughout. Trumpets also employ flugelhorns at various points in the chart. Lead trumpet goes up to E6, but this brief line could be played down an octave if necessary. Lead trombone goes up to A4. Francesca is sure to enjoyed by audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds. Also available as a PDF.