Intermission Riff


When you say Intermission Riff, the first name that pops up is usually Stan Kenton. However, other bands also covered this Ray Wetzel tune, and we offer you the Ted Heath version here, originally arranged by Ron Roullier and transcribed by Jon Harpin. We have written out the opening Piano solo chorus, and have left the other sax and trombone solos for your players to improvise. The first sax solo chords are scored onto the Alto 1 chair, and cued on the Tenor 1 part. The Trombone solo chords are written on all Trombone parts, leaving you free to share the solo space amongst your section. As per the Kenton chart, the Trumpets scream very high towards the end - lead to high G and second to high Eb. If your lead doesn't have the range, he can drop this little 3 measure section down an octave, though hell still have to hit high Eb on the final chord. There are no sax doubles.

Part Number
Arranged by
Ron Roullier
Transcribed by
Jon Harpin
Ted Heath
3 mins 5 secs
Trumpets 1-4
G6(Eb6), Eb6, C6, Bb5
Trombones 1-4
F4, F4, F4, F4
Medium / Advanced

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