The Om Pa band sound is synonymous with the Alpine region of central Europe; particularly the Bavarian region of Germany and neighbouring Austria. The upbeat, happy sound of these waltzes, marches and polkas also go hand-in-hand with any excuse for a party or festival, particularly if beer is on-hand. Probably the biggest of all these is the Oktober Fest in Munich, Bavaria.
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.