Belly dancing has been part of Turkish and Middle Eastern custom for centuries. The music for this was originally played on a flute plus assorted percussion and was of an improvised nature. More recently, melodic responsibilities have been handed on to the violin or accordion. As with so many other countries, cultures collide and much of the musical language ends up as part of the band tradition too. In the Turkish tradition, belly-dancing was referred to as Baladi.
Part of a collection of thirty original compositions and arrangements entitled Ba-Da-Boom Brass.
Inspired by the heritage and culture of world and historical brass-related styles.
We hope this repertoire will prompt a growing inquisitiveness for brass players of all ages and styles and was created with a brass club or gathering in mind.
Set at a moderate / training band standard, these pieces can be played by a flexi group of mixed brass instruments plus assorted optional percussion.
A minimum of 4 brass players is necessary, but the maximum is limitless.
All 4 brass voices have occasional divisi passages; in these instances more texture and harmonic colour is added.
In the instance of using just four brass players, playing just the top part in each case will provide a cohesive performance.