Set at a Junior Band level, PARP ! follows a flexi scoring formula of mixed brass players; requiring a minimum of 4 brass players - but the maximum number is endless. The pieces are predominantly groove based and seek to take participants through a wide range of styles and musical identities. In the instance of using just four brass players, playing just the top part in each case will provide a cohesive performance.
If Status Quo were a brass band rather than a rock band I’d like to think that this would be their signature tune. Like many of their great tunes it is written as a bluesy style melody plus harmony against a characteristic rock shuffle beat.