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prairie dance – score & parts (downloadable)

Prairie Dance – Score & Parts (downloadable)

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what you get

  • The complete downloadable score and parts (PDF format)
  • The story/inspirations behind this piece
  • Rehearsal and performance techniques
  • Score and Parts Project Experience
   This project was completed on 5/21/2008    read more

This medium-easy samba chart was originally published by Kendor Music in 1989.  It has been out of print for a while and I’m happy that we are able to re-release it here.  It has solo space for Alto 1 and is a great chart for middle school or early high school band.

 To hear a sample of this track before purchasing, please click play on the flash player below. The full MP3 of the piece is available to you in your account after purchase.

For all these easy-band pieces, the instrumentation is typical big band (5 saxes (no doubles), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 4 rhythm) but all charts can be played with as few as 3 saxes (alto, alto, tenor), 2 trumpets, 1 trombone, and 3 rhythm.  This makes these pieces easy to adapt to any instrumentation you may have at your disposal.  All rhythm parts are completely written out, but also have chord changes, so your rhythm section can try coming up with their own fills and comping.  The improvised solos are also written out with chord changes, so beginning improvisers may rely on the written lines provided or they may give their own improvised solo a try.