Written for a standard band or orchestra low brass section, this piece also sounds excellent with all parts doubled. An opening fanfare leads into a toe-tapping march, followed by a fugue reminiscent of Bach, a tuba recitative and solo, a recap of the march, and a majestic finale. The bass trombone part could be played on a tenor trombone, but both 2nd and 3rd trombone will need F attachments. In the recording I played the tuba part on my euphonium, then EQ’d it a bit to sound more tuba-ish. It’s not too bad, but apologies to my tuba-playing friends!
Hot off the press! A set including Carol of the Bells (Ukrainian Carol), Jingle Bells, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, and Ding Dong! Merrily on High, and suitable for college-level players and above. You’ll need a bass trombone on the bottom. Sheet music can be downloaded here.