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.
Salsa music is a very popular form of Latin-American music; both instrumental and vocal (often harmonised in three parts). Whilst not assigned any one particular national style, the dance beat of Salsa music is typically defined by a 2:3 or a 3:2 grouping over the duration of two bars. Typically this rhythmic stabilizer would be provided by the claves, but, in anticipation of this piece being played by lots of brass players, I have given this job to the more audible cowbell.