Big band - Medium Difficult
By Woody Herman. Edited by Jon Harpin. Arranged by Billy May. Mambo. Full score and set of parts. Published by Lush Life (JL.LL-1258).
One of Woody Herman's less well known works, La Cucaracha is nevertheless a great Latin arrangement by Billy May which develops this simple tune into a fine chart. The reeds are scored for CTTTB, but an optional alto part has been included to be played in lieu of the second tenor, giving you a CTATB section. Being a Herman chart, the solo spots are all for clarinet, and the sectional band writing is supportive of the soloist and blastingly powerful in the tutti sections. A fine transcription from Jon Harpin. There are no sax doubles.