St. Thomas- Trumpet Quartet

Composer- Sonny Rollins/adapted by Chidester

Length- 2:46
Difficulty- MD
Range – MD
Endurance- ME
Finger technique- ME
Counting ability- ME
Ensemble difficulty- ME+

This was written by the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins and is one of the most well-known tunes in our jazz library. I wish I could take credit for this wonderful writing but alas, I can only say that I found this on line as an anonymous midi file written for a orchestra and all I can take credit for is recognizing fine counterpoint and reducing a full score to four parts.

Each player has equal responsibility for their part and would be challenging for a high school level ensemble. I recorded all four parts as usual on the first take so a professional ensemble could do it “cold”.

…Great arrangement, great price!


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