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 music that celebrates the German (Bavarian) /Austrian bierkeller band tradition. It certainly lives up to its om-pa nickname. The function of this music is to enhance any party; particularly where beer and dancing are involved. Other than the instruments, the musicians in a bierkeller band are conspicuous by their clothing; often wearing lederhosen and Bavarian or Tyrolean hats.