Combocom Spirituals Music for Flexible Ensemble (Score & Parts)
Graham Buckland has arranged a rich variety of spirituals in this edition for variable instrumental ensemble. This edition consists of a full score and five individual instrumental parts. The full score includes a part of piano, keyboard or guitar and also contains the texts to the spirituals for a singer. In some cases additional vocal parts ad libitum are added. All arrangements are compatible with the edition for choir 64 Spirituals a cappella (BA 7574).
The parts include:
&bull:Melody I in C and Bb (violin clef)
&bull:Melody II in C and Bb (violin clef)
&bull:Melody III in C (violin clef: bass clef)
&bull:Melody III in C and F (viola clef: horn part)
&bull:Melody III in Bb and Eb (violin clef)
From the contents:
Joshua / Go down Moses / Wade in the water / Open the window / Amen &ndash: Mary had a baby / Go tell it on the mountain / King of kings / O when the saints go marching in / Hard trials / It&rsquo:s me, O Lord / O sinner man / Amazing grace I and II
&bull:For variable ensemble
&bull:Texts to the spirituals included for singers
&bull:Level of difficulty: easy to medium
&bull:Compatible with 64 Spirituals a cappella (BA 7574)
64 Spirituals a cappella
&ldquo:combocom&rdquo: also offers suggestions for using percussion. It thus permits a wide range of instrumental combinations: if the violin takes the top part, the saxophone can play the counter-melody and the cello the bass while the guitar strums the specified chords.
Hey Presto, the band is off and running!
But many other combinations are possible too, whether at home, at school, or in a &ldquo:genuine&rdquo: band, combo or buskers': ensemble...