Those of you familiar with the output of the jazz trumpeter Maynard Ferguson will know the album “Chameleon”. One of my favourite tracks on this album is "Gospel John" by Jeffrey Steinberg. Starting with a call and response Preacher section it then picks up into a cross between a gospel number and a John Cacavas/Mike Post TV theme. The “Preacher” part is written for Soprano Cornet but has a Bb transposition in the set and lots of 8va options so that it still works without a ‘high note’ specialist. A nice little outing for your drummer but, again, can be played without percusion. Click on the YouTube video below to hear the whole arrangement.
Brass bands can often suffer with attendance on Park jobs.
The idea behind the Park Life series is to create a set of light music arrangements that can be played by half the band if necessary.
They are also designed not to be too hard on the lips for the cornet players.
All this makes them playable by youth and training bands as well making them a natural extension to the Easiband series.
The Park Life Series offers entertaining and effective musical content without putting pressure on players, making arrangements playable by top section and youth section bands alike.
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