Going East

Composed by
Jock McMcKenzie
Arranged by
Price
£ 15.00 

Traditional Balkan music currently enjoys incredible popularity in both band, pop and dance music culture. Whether in its more 'rootsy' form or in the heavily studio-produced contemporary grooves, this etho-musical style displays instantly recognisable Balkan characteristics.

Welcome to Skool of Brass

  • For Conductors, Teachers and/or Students
  • Percussion Backing Tracks to accompany Superbrass Educational Material
  • Backing Tracks are Free to Download
  • We always use 4 bars of Introduction before each tune starts (unless otherwise stated)
  • Turn your Practice into a Performance and have fun !
  • 2 Trumpets
  • 1 Horn in F
  • 1 Trombone (or Euphonium)
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Bongos (Optional)

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Traditional Balkan music currently enjoys incredible popularity in both band, pop and dance music culture. Whether in its more 'rootsy' form or in the heavily studio-produced contemporary grooves, this etho-musical style displays instantly recognisable Balkan characteristics. Going East was written to serve as an introduction to some of the more obvious nuances of Balkan Brass music:

Modal harmony with swift major / minor contrasts plus a lot of emphasis of the dominant of the key in which the piece is set.

The presentation of the main melodic material in intervals of 3rds / 6ths and Ostinato-like bass line with off-beat accompaniment.

Jock McKenzie studied trumpet at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester where he was a joint recipient of the college’s concerto prize. Since 1987 Jock has based his musical career in Hampshire, working as a freelance trumpeter, conductor, composer, arranger and brass teacher. Currently Jock holds the position of Professional Leader (Brass) for Hampshire Music Service and is the Director of the Hampshire County Youth Band. It is the mix of all of these musical roles that has led to Jock establishing a reputation as a leading creator of brass music resources, particularly in the field of education and brass ensemble music.

“One of the finest brass ensemble recordings that has ever come my way.”

Rodney Newton
Composer, arranger and music journalist

“Just wanted to give a general shout-out to SUPERBRASS - who are truly super-bad; for my money, one of the most exciting large brass ensembles EVER.”

Rex Richardson
International Trumpet Soloist

“The arrangements all sound fresh, and the playing is beyond reproach.”

Dr. Gavin Dixon
Classical CD Reviews

"WOW !!!!! all of you should be locked up !!!! What great stuff - the compositions/arrangements, the playing (OUTRAGEOUS !!! ), everything is simply fantastic. (actually - i couldn't have expected anything less ! ) Many, many thanks to you and all for your superb contributions. yet again, you've managed to raise the bar! (an inch or two is ok but a few yards is really unfair !!!!!!!!!! )"

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

“One of the finest brass ensemble recordings that has ever come my way.”

Rodney Newton
Composer, arranger and music journalist

“One of the all time great brass recordings OF ALL TIME”

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