Star Spangled Banner for Brass Quintet

Instrumentation- Brass Quintet
Composer- arr. Chidester
Length- 1:48
Difficulty- M
Range – M-D
Endurance- 2
Finger technique- 2
Counting ability- 2
Ensemble difficulty- 2

Every ensemble must have an arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner for those last minute requests. I wanted to arrange this version with a little more harmonic edge than we usually hear. It has a much richer and more up-to-date feeling. The ending is more like an MGM production and will requite a high D for the first trumpet player. I switched the parts in the trumpets to give the first a little break before the last phrase which will help.

Listen to the sample Star Spangled Banner
View first page of score Star Spangled Banner

Learn more about the Branson Trumpet Ensemble

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