Concert Band - Grade 4
After "Tea for Two" by Vincent Youmans. Arranged by Dmitri Shostakovich, transcr. Jerry Brubaker. Concert Band. Pop Symphonic Band. Form: Transcription. 20th Century; Masterwork Arrangement. Conductor Score & Parts. 196 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.30828).
Item Number: AP.30828
Borrowing melodic material from "Tea for Two," Dmitri Shostakovich's Tahiti Trott explores the familiar tune in a variety of settings based upon the characteristic fox trot form. Published originally in 1926, the creation was a challenge issued by conductor Nickolai Malko to orchestrate it in less than an hour. Leaving time for a cup of tea, Shostakovich completed it in 45 minutes! You'll be thrilled with the ultra-musical outcome! (3:52).