Here's a great concert item for a quartet or large ensemble with modest experience...
There are 3 ways to play my straightforward and accessible arrangement which comprises melody, countermelody, accompaniment and bass.
- For a mixed ability ensemble, simply play the intro (up to letter A), repeat 2 or more times from A to B, and then jump to E. The melody requires a little confidence up the neck, the other parts stay in first position - each part has a fixed role.
- If you play the full version, each of the 4 parts takes a verse of melody, countermelody, accompaniment and bass in turn.
- If you play the “+ percussion effects” version, there’s a simple “drum break” in the last two verses, and everyone has a chance to play the effects.
For a larger ensemble, allocate parts from both arrangements - everything fits together!
I hope you enjoy performing this well-known piece.
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with percussion effects
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