Stu JohnstoneStu Johnstone’s compositions, arrangements and transcriptions

Stu’s scores and charts, many of which are played by the Prohibition Big Band, are available for purchase (or in some cases for free). The charts are available as pdfs or Sibelius Files.

Transcriptions and arrangements are also created regularly on contract for individual musicians and bands in various parts of the world, including for big bands and Sinatra cover bands in Europe, the USA and Australia, gospel bands in the USA and New Zealand, and Motown bands in Australia and New Zealand. The greatest demand tends to be for charts of songs and big band arrangements of live performances and recordings for which scores were never published and for which recordings of the versions were never released on albums.

Charts currently available include all those listed below:

Female vocals and 18 piece big band


I Only Have Eyes For You

It’s Almost Like Being In Love

I Will Wait For You (Laura Fygi and Lena Horne arrangements)

Love Me Or Leave Me

Love Theme from Sharky’s Machine – Listen to MP3 audio from Sibelius file

Orange Colored Sky

Take the A Train

This Can’t Be Love

Female or Male vocals and 4 to 8 piece group

Champion Of The World (Stu original) Listen to MySpace audio

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Garden In The Rain

Gentle Zephyr (Stu original) Listen to MySpace audio

I Wanna Rock You (Stu and Tia Takarangi original) Listen to MySpace audio

I Won’t Dance

Let There Be Love

My Saxophone (Stu original)

Our Love Is Here To Stay

Route 66

Sing Sing Sing

Take The A Train


Male vocals and 18 piece big band

Call Me Irresponsible

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Imagine Brazil (Stu original)

I Only Have Eyes For You

I Will Wait For You (Frank Sinatra arrangement)

Let There Be Love

Mack The Knife

Oye Lo – Listen to MIDI clip of Sibelius chart

Female and Male vocals and 18 piece big band

Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree

Flat Foot Floogie

I Won’t Dance

Petootie Pie

18 piece big band

Cosas Del Alma

Days of Wine and Roses

Haitian Lady

Oye Lo

Papa Gato

Peloton Song (Stu original)


Mr Sandman

My Little Suede Shoes

There Will Never Be Another You

Smaller jazz and other bands

Gospel John (8 piece band – 4 horns and rhythm section)

My Saxophone (Stu Original)
Crystal Silence

Female or Male vocals, choir and 5 to 10 piece group, for “Songs of Hope” Charity Concert

Greater Is He Than Me

Hold On, Help Is On The Way – Listen to MIDI clip of Sibelius chart

I Can Go To The Rock

Lean On Me

Life’s A Climb

Through It All

When I Cry

When We All Get Together With The Lord

Stand Up For Love

Count on Me

Now Behold The Lamb

People Get Ready

The Prayer

Bread Upon The Water

Horn arrangements (tpt, alto and ten sax) plus bass and chords for Motown band

Boogie Shoes

I Feel Good

In The Midnight Hour


Knock On Wood

Me and Mrs Jones – Listen to MIDI clip of Sibelius chart

Mustang Sally

The Letter

Unchain My Heart

You Can Leave your Hat On

Bublé Band arrangements for vocals and miscellaneous line ups ranging from quartet to big band plus strings



Haven’t Met You Yet


Feelin’ Good


Call Me Irresponsible

I Won’t Dance

Email or telephone Stu for sample pages from the above charts, chart prices, or to commission arrangements / transcriptions of other charts.

Stu Johnstone: (64-9) 377 9050