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Xel-Ha

Grade 3      Samba      Composer:Skiles/Baker      Price:$50     


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A high energy samba that opens with a piano riff that sets up the groove and alto/trpt melody. After a trumpet section fanfare interlude, the saxes move into the B section. The trombones restate the piano riff to set up the improvised alto sax solo. The pianist returns to the spotlight with a 16 bar montuna that leads into a modulation that launches the shout section. One last return to the intro riff builds to an exciting ensemble unison climax. Trumpet range is to written high D (once), high C (once), otherwise, high Bb. Trombone to F.

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