Johnson - The Charleston - Brass Quintet

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The Charleston by James P. Johnson (1894-1955) - arranged for Brass Quintet and Drumset by Brian Bindner.



"The Charleston" is a jazz composition that was written to accompany the Charleston dance. It was composed in 1923, with lyrics by Cecil Mack and music by James P. Johnson, who first introduced the stride piano method of playing. The music of the dockworkers from South Carolina inspired Johnson to compose the music. This arrangement is made for the "LowCountry Power Brass", and it is pretty easy to play - no notes above G in the trumpets, and not too many fast notes - yet it sounds great! If you don´t have a drummer available, the drum solo can easiy be played by a set of spoons or anything else you can think of - maybe even a tap dancer?

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

  • Score ( 14 pages )
  • 1. Trumpet part in Bb
  • 2. Trumpet part in Bb
  • French Horn part ( Eb horn part included )
  • Trombone part in bass clef ( Tenor clef part included )
  • Tuba part in bass clef ( Eb Tuba part included )