London Suite No. 19: Notting Hill Carnival (big band)

London Suite No. 19: Notting Hill Carnival (big band)

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The most challenging chart in The London Suite, Notting Hill Carnival has a directed big 'symphonic' opening. Complex harmonic and rhythmic patterns occur throughout with many meter changes, making it interesting for player and listener alike. This chart demands strong players in every section and could be an effective highlight of your band's programme.

Format: 17 piece big band (Conductor short score; 4 trumpets, 4 trombones; 2 alto sax, 2 tenor sax, 1 baritone sax; piano, piano/conductor, guitar, guitar/conductor; bass, drums)
Style: Symphonic / Latin / Swing
Grade: 5
Solos: Alto sax, trumpet
Tempo: mm= 108
Duration: 6:00
Key: Bb major
Lead trumpet: concert D above top C
Lead trombone: Bb above middle C

Download free mp3: notting_hill_carnival.mp3 (big band version) 2.9MB

This composition is also available as a separate arrangement for 8 piece jazz combo.

The London Suite is an exciting new series of 30 jazz ensemble charts, specially written for school and college jazz ensembles. The series is inspired by the contrasting scenes and locations of London and it draws on a broad range of styles, tempos and moods. Dave Tanner is one of London's top arrangers. He has specially designed this series for groups who want music that is fun to play and listen to, but also need charts that will challenge and develop the musical skills of the ensemble. Each composition in the London Suite series is available in two formats: 17 piece Big Band and 8 piece Jazz Combo.

For more information about the series and formats see the London Suite information page.