Dark Eyes

Composed by
Jock McKenzie
Arranged by
Price
£ 12.50 

As with so many other traditions around the world, brass bands play a significant role at all manner of social events and festivities. It is so often the case that the repertoire for such occasions draws upon the folk dance / folk song traditions of the locality and beyond, but always remaining within a distinct localised musical identity. Dark Eyes, a traditional Russian song is one such example of this.

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  • Part 1 – Trumpet / Cornet in Bb
  • Part 2 – Trumpet / Cornet in Bb
  • Part 3 – Horn in Eb or F / Trombone / Baritone / Euphonium
  • Part 4 – Trombone / Baritone / Euphonium / Bass Trombone / Tuba
  • (8va options for Bass Trombone & Tuba)
  • Assorted optional percussion - prioritise drum kit

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Description

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.

“The end result, is a resounding success. This is not a commercial CD, this is education, passion and self belief written in the sleeve notes”

Richard Walker
British Trombone Society

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“Simply some of the most exciting and triumphant brass playing I have ever heard!”

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International Jazz Trombone Soloist, Musical Director, BBC Big Band, President International Trombone Association and Professor Hanns Eisler College of Music, Berlin

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Kenneth Crookston
British Bandsman

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Jiggs Whigham
International Jazz Trombone Soloist and Musical Director, BBC Big Band

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