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.
Reggae is an unmistakable style of music that originated in Jamaica. It is the iconic interlocking of the bass and drum that provide the downbeat whilst other instruments provide the offbeat; over which the melody flows. Similar to the role of so many other styles of global music, Reggae was often used to convey news, social gossip and political commentary. Time to go and put on a Bob Marley album.