Trump Card 1 arranged by Kim Richmond. For big band. Medium to difficult. Score and parts. Published by Walrus Music Publishing (WA.50437).
This piece, formerly known as the Trump Card Suite, is now the a movement of that Suite featuring trumpet soloists. This first movement spotlights the trumpet soloist with a strong high register. It starts with a slow steamy swing, the soloist leading off with melody over full ensemble. The main section is Latin, with the solo trumpet introducing each phrase which is then taken up by the different sections, overlaying one over another. This gives way to a full compelling samba melody over which the soloist can stretch out. The middle section can be more trumpet solo, or feature the drums and percussion. The full samba eventually returns and the piece ends with the slower swing, the soloist accentuating high notes with a flourish over a triumphal ending. No woodwind doubles. Trumpet soloist high note: D, optional high F. Optional parts for French horns, tuba, Latin and mallet percussion.