Burgie - Jamaica Farewell - Brass Quintet

Dean Schmidt
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Jamaica Farewell

Composed By Irving Burgie (*1924) - Arranged for Brass Quintet by Dean W. Smith.

"Jamaica Farewell" is a calypso about the beauties of the West Indian Islands. The lyrics for the song were written by Lord Burgess (Irving Burgie). Lord Burgess was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1924. His mother was from Barbados and his father was from Virginia. The song first appeared on Harry Belafonte's phenomenally successful album Calypso. It reached number fourteen on Billboard's Pop chart. Though many, including Belafonte himself, have said that the song was popular in the West Indies since long before Burgess, it is believed that Burgess compiled and modified the song from many folk pieces to make a new song, and it is indubitable that it was Belafonte who popularized the song outside the Caribbean Islands. Burgess acknowledged his use of the tune of another calypso, "Iron Bar".

This product is available for digital download only - the item includes :

  • Score• 1. Trumpet part in Bb
  • 2. Trumpet part in Bb
  • French Horn part
  • Trombone part in bass clef
  • Tuba part in bass clef
13 pages ( score 4 pages )