(Do You Want) Salsa with That? by Larry Henry. Concert Band. Concert Band. Alfred Debut Series. Latin; Light Concert. Grade 1.5. Conductor Score & Parts. 128 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.31700).
Imagine a warm tropical island resort, sailboats in the distance and palm trees swaying along the beachâ€¦
(Do You Want) Salsa With That? is a lighthearted Latin tune that features your "star" player. The solo, written for almost every instrument, makes this a flexible selection for any group that gives students a chance to "get in front of the band." Your audience will love the Latin percussion instruments playing a mambo rhythm that will bring a smile to everyoneâ€™s face. You can enhance the rhythm section to include almost any number of Latin instruments.
Solid scoring and little technical demand make this piece reachable for the youngest of bands, but the rich harmonies, beautiful melody and syncopated rhythms make it sound sophisticated for the more mature player. This is a timeless selection your audience will enjoy for years to come.
Solo with ensemble.