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.

“All cleverly arranged and beautifully played, with excellent sonics.”

John Sunier
Audiophile Audition

“This intriguing "water-borne" voyage runs the gamut from more classically-tinged interpretations to straight-ahead and improvised jazz. Along that journey we are treated to a highly inspired and masterfully presented performance.”

Nicholas F. Mondello
Allaboutjazz.com

“Under the Spell of Spain is an extraordinary CD, in company with the finest large brass ensemble recordings ever made. This is a must buy CD!”

Don Lucas
Boston University writing in the International Trombone Association Journal

“Another impressive offering then from Superbrass, and a worthy successor to their excellent debut disc”

Dr. Gavin Dixon
Classical-CD-Reviews.Com

“Wow! What a great CD. The playing is superb”

Dr. Robert Childs
Musical Director, Cory Band

“Stunning playing all round and a perfect 'snapshot' of the incredibly high standards of performance in brass playing in London today."

Peter Bassano
Head of Brass Royal College of Music (retired)

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