Title:Piper’s Patrol, The (Ted Heath)
Grade:Medium / Advanced
Duration:2 mins 25 secs
Trumpets 1-4:Eb6, C6, Bb5, G5
Trombones 1-4:Db5, Gb4, Eb4, Db4
Arranged by:Reg Owen
Transcribed by:Myles Collins
Description:Here is a hard swinging take on an old traditional tune, as performed by the Ted Heath band. The chart is all sectional work (i.e. no solos) with the melody elements being shared around the front line sections in rotation - Trombones, Saxes, Trumpets, Ensemble, Saxes, Brass, Trombones and Ensemble to finish. Although relatively straightforward to play, the chart demands good sectional discipline and intonation from your blowers. The brass ranges are fairly high (lead Trumpet to Eb and lead Trombone to Db) and there are no sax doubles.