South Africa

By
Jock McKenzie
Arranged
Price
£ 10.00 

Music from the townships is a musical force to be reckoned with. Much of the music seeks to be uplifting in contrast to the hardships endured by many of its people. This particular piece was inspired by the township gospel choirs.

  • Part 1 – Trumpet / Cornet in Bb
  • Part 2 – Trumpet / Cornet in Bb
  • Part 3 – Horn in Eb or F / Trombone / Baritone / Euphonium
  • Part 4 – Trombone / Baritone / Euphonium / Tuba
  • Part 5 - Drum Kit
  • Part 6 - Percussion

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We all know that playing in a band is, for us brass players what it is all about. Band Travels seeks to take brass instrumentalists (and drummers / percussionists) on a global journey of musical discovery by exploring characteristic music of each country visited. Band Travels seeks to provide young musicians with an easy and initial point of access at which ensemble playing can be enjoyed and developed. It follows a 4 part flexi scoring formula; requiring a minimum of 4brass players - the maximum number is endless !. Parts 1 and 2 are played by trumpets / cornets while Parts 3and 4 are played by a flexi combination of all / any other lower brass instruments. Drum kit and percussion help add a stylistic identity to each piece. To help with programming, you may wish to visit just some of the other countries available. Ready for the Off can serve as an opening piece and Homeward Bound as a finisher. You may wish to include also include a stopover on your global journey, in which case Staying Put will serve well.

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Philip Biggs
The Brass Herald

“The CD is just fabulous. The ensemble playing is fantastic; the tightness of the ensemble is amazing; the balance and dynamics are just brilliant.”

Philip Biggs
The Brass Herald

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Rodney Newton
Composer, arranger and music journalist

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Rex Richardson
International Trumpet Soloist

“An absorbing selection of refined choices and inspirational highlights. Marvellous."

Keith Ames
The Musician (MU)

“The entire programme can be likened to a sumptuous feast, with each track having its own highly delectable and thoroughly satisfying flavour. The CD is surely compulsive listening for all brass and percussion enthusiasts.”

C Brian Buckley
Brass Band World

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