Three’s A Crowd


Three's A Crowd makes for a refreshing addition to your library, and is quite challenging to play well. Lead trumpet ranges to high F, with second trumpet to high D. Second alto doubles on soprano and your bass player will need some dexterity to play the written quaver patterns. All that aside, this is a tightly scored piece that builds from start to finish. It begins with just bass and drums, and the 8 bar phrase builds in layers, adding piano/guitar, then an implied brass triplet-over two bars figure which introduces the first 'theme' on soprano, repeated as a tutti phrase. Then into a tone-up keychange, and onwards we go! If you like some bite and dissonance in your arrangements, then Three's A Crowd is for you. If you like it sweet, it's not!

Part Number
Jazz Waltz
Arranged by
Myles Collins
Original chart
3 mins 30 secs
Trumpets 1-4
F6, D6, C6, B5
Trombones 1-4
C5, F#4, D#4, B3

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