The Shadow of Your Smile- Brass Quartet w/ Bass

Instrumentation- Brass Quartet ( 2 Trumpets / 2 Trombones ) w/ Optional Bass
Composer- Johnny Mandel/ arr.Chidester
Length- 3:36
Difficulty- ME
Range – M to M+
Endurance- M
Finger/Slide technique- M
Counting ability- M
Ensemble difficulty- M

This almost sounds like a small big band. The Bass is a great addition but is an optional part for the four horns sound fine without it. Solos are evenly distributed and any range questions have been solved with written out lower parts. The trumpet solo can be improvised or the player could read the written solo.

This would be a great contrasting piece for a legit concert or a Pops concert.

I would love to hear this one done on a brass recital and feature the trumpet player.

Listen to sample- The Shadow of Your Smile

View Trumpet 2- The Shadow of Your Smile- Trumpet 2

Learn more about the Branson Trumpet Ensemble

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