Smoke on the Water

By
Deep Purple
Arranged
Paul Frost
Price
£ 15.00 

Smoke on the Water was released on Deep Purple’s 1972 album “Machine Head” and was written by the band members themselves, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillian, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

  • Bite-Size Brass Band
  • 3 Cornets
  • 1 Flugel
  • 1 Tenor Horn
  • 3 Trombones
  • 1 Euphonium
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Drum Kit

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Smoke on the Water was released on Deep Purple’s 1972 album “Machine Head” and was written by the band members themselves, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillian, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. The opening riff is possibly one of the most recognizable themes known and is based on a four-note G minor blues scale played in parallel 4ths. The song lyrics tell a story based on real events that occurred at the time of the recordings, when on the eve of the sessions a fire broke out during a Frank Zappa concert in the theatre at the Montreux Casino in Switzerland, where the sessions were to have taken place. The rock song has been covered and re-recorded by numerous other artists such as Black Sabbath, IronMaiden, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Pat Boone, Carlos Santana and even Rolf Harris.

"Who but the best professionals could live up to this ?... Everything about this disc is to be recommended, the recording is crystal clear and the playing and arranging of the first water”

Dr. Paul Sarcich
www.mvdaily.com

“Brilliant technique and superb artistry from all concerned.”

Denis Wick

“Under the Spell of Spain is a showcase of virtuosic playing by some of London’s finest brass and percussion players. Highly recommended!”

Jon Gorrie
Founder, BrassMusician.com

"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

“This is joyous stuff; an intelligent, coherent crossover disc, performed with phenomenal punch. Brilliantly recorded too – what’s the point of assembling a collective of virtuoso brass players if they can’t make your ears bleed ?”

Graham Rickson
www.theartsdesk.com

“This is joyous stuff; an intelligent, coherent crossover disc, performed with phenomenal punch. Brilliantly recorded too – what’s the point of assembling a collective of virtuoso brass players if they can’t make your ears bleed ?”

Graham Rickson
www.theartsdesk.com

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