Cerezo Rosa (Cherry Pink)


Cerezo Rosa, or Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White as it is otherwise known, is probably Perez Prado's most well known piece. In essence, it's a Trumpet solo with big band backing, and is instantly recognisable for the valved and lipped slur / scoop at the start of the soloists phrase. We have written the solo part for the 4th Trumpet, the unsung member of the section who rarely gets the limelight. All of the rhythm parts are written out in full, though your Pianist and Guitarist are equally free to play their own interpretation from the chords provided. The lead Trumpet has to reach a high E once, and some high D's, with an option to scream to high F too (as does the soloist in the last measure), in true Prado style. Other than this, the chart is very straight forward, and moves along in a great Latin groove. There are no sax doubles.

Part Number
Transcribed by
Myles Collins
Perez Prado
3 minutes
Trumpets 1-4
E6, C5, Ab5, F5
Trombones 1-4
D4, C4, C4, B3
Easy / Medium

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