Superbrass Music has just launched its free music download initiative entitled, 'The Summer's Chores'.
It sees a series of fun pieces of music all expertly arranged by Jock McKenzie — and aimed at youngsters to keep them motivated with their practice and playing during the ongoing lockdown period at home.
The project will eventually be sold through the Superbrass website, but for the rest of the summer it is available for FREE to brass playing friends, students, teachers, performers, followers and colleagues as a Dropbox download.
The music is divided into two separate sized groups (or ensembles) of 5 parts or 8 parts with the intention that the player performs all the parts to each piece while learning and experimenting how to record themselves, learn how to make a click-track, how to multi-track, mix, video-edit and much, much moreâ€¦.
There are 20 works for each ensemble size — so 40 works in total to enjoy!!
There are 5 part pieces in the fantastic New Orleans Jazz and Dixieland style, while the 8 part pieces are more ceremonial and of a Baroque and Renaissance style.
Scores and parts are supplied for all brass instruments in all keys (Concert Pitch, Bb, Eb and F)
A spokesperson told 4BR: "The music is designed as a clear response to the rapidly changing creative world we now live in.
It allows musicians of all standards and backgrounds to continue to make music alone (or together with others), while benefiting and learning the basic parallel skill sets now seemingly used by all. (Advisory of Grade 5 and above)."
They added: "We believe that we all have had to quickly learn and come to terms with how to use and engage with developing online content.
To help throughout the summer months we will regularly be sign-posting 3rd party tips and content on how best to use simple smart phone apps and software, many of which are FREE to download.
To help us do this, we have created our very own virtual student, Yazz, to help you navigate around any obstacles you may encounter."
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To help throughout the summer months we will regularly be sign-posting 3rd party tips and content on how best to use simple smart phone apps and software, many of which are FREE to downloadSuperbrass
5 part works:
A Handful of Keys (Fats Waller)
African Ripples (Fats Waller)
Alligator Crawl (Fats Waller)
Back Home Again in Indiana (James F. Hanley)
Black Bottom Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton)
Careless Love (New Orleans Trad)
Grandpa's Spells (Jelly Roll Morton)
Jelly Roll Blues (Jelly Roll Morton)
Just a Close Walk (New Orleans Trad)
Kansas City Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton)
King Porter Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton)
Milenberg Joys (Jelly Roll Morton)
Red Hot Pepper Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton)
Royal Garden Blues (Clarence Williams)
Shreveport Stomp (Jelly Roll Morton)
Sugarfoot Stomp (Joe "King" Oliver)
That's a Plenty (Lew Pollack)
Tiger Rag (New Orleans Trad)
Wild Cat Blues (Fats Waller)
Yes Sir !, That's My Baby (Donald Donaldson)
8 part works:
Canzona per Sonare 3 (Gabrieli)
Intrada 6 (1608) (Melchior Franck)
King William's March (Jeremiah Clarke)
la Bouree (Michael Praetorius)
La Rejouissance (Handel)
March from Scipio (Handel)
March for the Occasional Oratorio (Handel)
My Spirit be Joyful (JS Bach)
Pastime with Good Company (King Henry VIII)
Pavane La Battaille (Susato)
Rondeau Mouret (Mouret)
Serenade (Jeremiah Clarke)
Te Deum (Charpentier)
The Earl of Oxfords March (William Byrd)
The Earl of Salibury's Pavane (William Byrd)
The Emperor of Germany's March (Jeremiah Clarke)
The Prince of Denmark's March (Jeremiah Clarke)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Tune (Stanley)