Wellerman sea shanty arranged for epic Bigband
by Traditional
Piano, Vocal, Guitar - Digital Sheet Music

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SKU: A0.851136

Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Sophia Transistor. Jazz,Ragtime,World. Score. 49 pages. Sophia Transistor #6463869. Published by Sophia Transistor (A0.851136).

This Bigband Arrangement is part of the NDR Bigband Composition & Arrangement Contest.
The Wellerman sea shanty (soon may the wellerman come) is an ear catching tune and the best part:
It's public domain! Therefor it went viral in early 2021 on TikTok and YouTube.

This Big Band Arrangement features:
- full score in landscape mode
set of parts in DIN A4:
- Alto Sax 1 (with instrument change to flute)
- Alto Sax 2
- Tenor Sax 1
- Tenor Sax 2
- Bari Sax
- Trumpet 1
- Trumpet 2
- Trumpet 3
- Trumpet 4
- Trombone 1
- Trombone 2
- Trombone 3
- Trombone 4
- Guitar
- Piano Keys
- Bass
- Drums
- Steel Drum (Percussion)

Jazz Solos are set for trumpet 2 and trombone 2.
The unique instrument Steel Drum was added to achieve a caribbean flair.
It can be played by the percussionist or the band leader.
If a steel drum is not available, please consider using a xylophone, marimba or any kind of glockenspiel.

The genre (stil) is set to funk (no swing) to find some remembrance to the traditional Bigband Arrangement of "John Brown's Other Body".
In addition a part is added, that introduces some electro swing moves as the one in Louis Primas "Sing Sing Sing".
The last crossreference can be made to the computer game music of "The Course of Monkey Island", because the Pirate atmosphere meets ups with a sea shanty.

If you have any comments, please contact me, I would be very happy if this arrangement will be played by any kind of Big Band.

YouTube Play Along: https://youtu.be/eSaqtmG2E0k

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