Maria- Trumpet Choir (Solo Tpt., Tpts. 2,3,4,5,6,7, Bass)

Composer- R.Martin/arr.Chidester
Length- 4:41
Difficulty- MD
Range – MD
Endurance- MD
Finger technique- MD
Counting ability- MD
Ensemble difficulty- MD

Ricky Martin has had many popular recordings and this may be one of his best. The Solo Trumpet  part has the melody and I used two flugel horns on the bottom for color although two trumpets would work as well. The arrangement can be performed without the bass but that would not be my choice. The second trumpet has the chords included at the end for the improvised solo. The recorded solo is NOT written in the part.

This arrangement has a strong Latin flavor and reading the rhythms correctly is imperative. If you would like to close your program with something everyone will be talking about, this would be the arrangement to use.

Be sure to advise your audience against dancing in the isles during the performance, it’s that good!

Listen to the sample-