Beethoven’s Fifth Goes Latin By Andy Firth
About Beethoven’s Fifth Goes Latin Arranged by Andy Firth (Level: Int-Advanced)
A fun, samba-styled approach to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony (1st Movement) with the main themes from the movement.
Unlike other big band arrangements that have been done of this theme, this arrangement includes much more of the original themes and motives from the original work.
The work features the first and second themes from the original work and this leads to a solo section for improvised or written solos from alto sax 1 (or flute) and trumpet 1.
This leads to a re-statement of the first main theme.
A short coda section with materials presented much like the final moments of the original Beethoven work
Ranges and Technical Aspects:
Technical and Ranges: Tpt 1: D above the stave (only a few times approached by step & not sustained)
Trombone 1: A above the stave (a few times). 4th Trombone: Bass Trombone or trigger (low “C”).
Moderate technical and rhythmic difficulty. No semi-quaver lines.
Optional Alto 1 flute part provided.
Soloists: Written or Improvised: Flute or Alto Sax or Trumpet. Optional flute part supplied.
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