Our feature for the Autumn period is works for solo instruments and here are a few of the most popular:
Saints on the Slide – this jolly romp for trombone and small band is based on the gospel song: Oh When the Saints.
Great is Thy Faithfulness – this piece was written for Flugel Horn legend: Robert Foster and is based on the hymn of the same name.
Bonny at Morn – this melancholic number is based on a folk song from the North East of England and was written for Trevor Winch of the Felling band.
Swing Low – this tour de force for Bass Trombone or Tuba has been recorded by Douglas Yeo, Marco Beeldman and Les Neish. BBP has the exclusive rights to sell this arrangement.
A missionary was going in to the most remote section of Africa. He found a native that would take him upstream to a tribe of headhunters cut off from civilization.
In the distance they could hear drums. “What is that drumming?” he asked nervously. The native replied, “Drums okay, but if they stop it would be very bad”. The drums continued for 3 days as they got closer to the headhunters’ village. Then without warning the drums suddenly stopped. The forest fell eerily silent. With panic in his voice, the missionary calls out to the guide, “The drums have stopped! What happens now?”
The guide crouched down, covered his head with his hands and with despair in his voice, answered, “key change!!”.