Riff Off

Composed by
Chris Wilcox
Arranged by
£ 25.00 

Riff Off was commissioned by Superbrass as a performance opportunity for young brass players to play alongside more advanced instrumentalists.

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  • For Conductors, Teachers and/or Students
  • Percussion Backing Tracks to accompany Superbrass Educational Material
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  • We always use 4 bars of Introduction before each tune starts (unless otherwise stated)
  • Turn your Practice into a Performance and have fun !
  • 4 Trumpets
  • 1 Horn in F
  • 3 Trombones
  • 1 Euphonium (or Trombone)
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Drum Kit
  • Also included are 4 optional easy beginner brass parts in all keys
  • All Alternative Brass Parts Included




The piece draws on many musical styles with elements of Folk, Rock, Pop and Funk forming the melodic and rhythmic material.There are opportunities for the players to trade short improvised solos and a longer improvised section where soloists can compete in a head-to-head showdown; the ‘riff off’. The piece reaches a climax through an extended tutti riff inspired by a number of iconic guitar and horn lines. The parts for younger players are catchy and repetitive making them accessible to teach by rote if required. This piece also works as a standalone concert item without the additional junior parts.

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

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

“The end result, is a resounding success. This is not a commercial CD, this is education, passion and self belief written in the sleeve notes”

Richard Walker
British Trombone Society

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

Rodney Newton
Composer, arranger and music journalist

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

Rodney Newton
Composer, arranger and music journalist

“Every now and again a recording that is both truly outstanding and will have great appeal to brass band listeners appears on the shelves. We are delighted to make it the first recipient of our CD of the Year Editors Award.”

Kenneth Crookston
British Bandsman

“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
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