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.
This is a classic piece of American gospel music. Whilst synonymous with the gospel singing tradition, particularly in southern USA, this piece is also just as popular in the New Orleans brass band culture. Brass bands play a significant role in the ceremonies and festivities of the city New Orleans and that includes funerals which can be very respectful but wild celebratory affairs at one and the same time. The origins of this song are to be found in the era where slaves would sing whilst being forced to work on the plantations.