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GRAZING IN THE GRASS (Hugh Masekela, 1968) - for pep band, basketball band, jazz combo, small jazz ensemble

By Hugh Masekela, Chet Atkins, Treme Brass Band

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Pep band, basketball band, jazz combo, small jazz ensemble, stand band, spirit band - Intermediate - Digital Download
By Hugh Masekela, Chet Atkins, Treme Brass Band. Score, Set of Parts. 16 pages. Published by Publications (H0.462169-SC000989671).

Item Number: H0.462169-SC000989671


A Billboard #1 chart in 1968. Perfect for longer time-outs/half-time or even on the marching field. Features a short (written) Trumpet solo that is also cued in other instruments. This tune is one of those that sticks with you!

The highly-flexible "BcP-Flex" scoring* imitates the classic rock band sound by using only 4 "instruments/voices" - lead, rhythm, bass, and drums:

Lead: Flute, Clarinets, Trumpet 1 & 2

Rhythm: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Horn, Trombone/Euphonium, TC Baritone

Bass: Electric Bass, Bari Sax, Tuba (this chart will work without electric bass)

Drums: There is no written drum set part as it is often easier to get the drummer to "pick-up" the tune by listening to the original recording/chart. The score does contain a suggested cowbell part if you have an extra percussionist.

This piece is a little more demanding than most pieces listed below in that: A) it uses several enharmonic notes (such as E#). However, the pattern is easily learned and repeated multiple times throughout the piece. FYI, the use of the enharmonics made it easier to read for the player), and B) clean articulation of the repeated 16th-notes is required (but can be single-tongued due to moderate tempo).

Parts are formatted to fit in a flip-folder, but will print on letter-sized paper if you prefer to use 3-ring binders.


*Other high-energy titles (with actual student band recording excerpts) in the BcP-Flex format available here on SMP as digital downloads (search term: BcP-Flex):

Barbara Ann (Beach Boys)
Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones)
Come & Get It (Selena Gomez)
Last Night (The Mar-Keys)
Low Rider (War)
Grazing in the Grass (Hugh Masekela)
Hey! Baby! (Channel)
I Got You (I Feel Good) (James Brown)
My Sharona (The Knack)
Oye Como Va (Santana)
Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
Tequila (The Champs)
That’s the Way I Like It (KC &The Sunshine Band)
What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)
Wooly Bully (Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs)
YMCA (Village People)
. . . . and a great, simple setting of:
The Star-Spangled Banner (USA National Anthem).

(Please forgive any odd word spacing as Sheet Music Plus continues to improve their web software)

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