From Lofty Heights

By
Jock McKenzie
Arranged
Price
£ 12.50 

Ba-Da-Boom Brass - A new initiative from Superbrass Music. This collection of 30 original compositions and arrangements has been 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 four 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.

  • 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

Giovanni Gabrieli worked as an organist at the Basilica of St Marks in Venice during the time that saw the transition from the Renaissance to the early Baroque period . He was also responsible for much of the ceremonial music that took place in this remarkable place. He wrote many pieces that featured groups of brass players placed around the Basilica (on balconies and in galleries). He composed his music in a style that traded-off these brass groups against each other and took particular advantage of the buiding’s echo; featuring this at the heart of his music’s sonority.

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

“Another impressive offering then from Superbrass, and a worthy successor to their excellent debut disc”

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“Many recordings over the last few decades have demonstrated the superb quality of British brass playing; 'Under the Spell of Spain' will rightfully take its place among them.”

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“Every now and again a recording that is both truly outstanding and will have great appeal to brass band listeners appears on the shelves. We are delighted to make it the first recipient of our CD of the Year Editors Award.”

Kenneth Crookston
British Bandsman

“Brilliant technique and superb artistry from all concerned.”

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