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.
One of the numerous functions of a New Orleans brass band is to provide music for a funeral procession. For these occasions Gospel or Spiritual music is typically used. My arrangement of When the Saints seeks to capture the occasion – slow and reflective music on the way to the burial, faster and more joyful music for afterwards (as the life of the deceased is celebrated).