Opie Gets Funky- Trumpet Quartet

Instrumentation- Trumpet quartet
Composer- Hagen/Spencer/arr.Chidester
Length- 2:51
Difficulty- M
Range – Low G to A just above staff
Endurance- 2-
Finger technique- 2
Counting ability- 2
Ensemble difficulty- 2

Who knew Opie could “get down”? This has a little bit of everything. It starts with a simple four measure intro and jumps right into the show biz side of the arrangement. How many brass arrangements feature two whistlers in your ensemble? This is definitely an audience participation number. Everyone will join in on the melody and whistle their lungs out.
The arrangement switches back and forth from swing to funk with a contrasting choral in the middle and closes with a very polite version of the main melody. The audience as well as your players will dig this one!

Listen to sample- Opie Gets Funky

View first page of score- Opie Gets Funky- First page of score

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