Ballroom bamboozles

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Samba
 
Wind Band
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Fanfare
PDF
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ITunes
ITunes
Waltz
 
Wind Band
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Fanfare
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ITunes
Blues
 
Wind Band
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Fanfare
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ITunes
Trot
 
Wind Band
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Fanfare
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ITunes
Square dance
 
Wind Band
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Fanfare
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Ballroom
bamboozles

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This vastly amusing piece was composed for the 100th anniversary of the Harmonie Royale de Moresnet (B) (then conducted by Louis MARTINUS). The composition is in five separate parts : SAMBA - WALTZ - BLUES - TROT - SQUARE DANCE.
The best way to describe this work is to say that the dances are undanceable. The following are the composers comments:
*The samba is not a real samba
*The waltz is not a real waltz
*The waltz sneaked into the samba
*The blues has lost its bass line
*The trot can only be played after dental care
*The square dance is for hillbillies
*This piece starts with a whip lash
*If two vibraphone players are not possible, a four armed player is recommended
*An alto saxophone player has to whistle
*Some percussionists take care of their own applaus
*Two clarinets want to escape before the end of the piece
-Apart from standard percussion a bike bell, a typewriter, an anvil, two song whistles, a rattle, an alarm clock, a washing board, a sports whistle and a mouth harp are needed.

THIS IS A STRICTLY NORMAL PIECE OF MUSIC ! By the way: there is absolutely no story behind all this. If the end should sound like a worn out record, it can be taken as purely coincidental.

Hardy MERTENS
(in a very serious mood)
Fanfare band version by Andreja Solar
HAFABRA MusicNº 31 ISRC BE-O89-13-00031
ComposerMERTENS Hardy
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For• Wind Band • Fanfare
Duration12:00
Level3+
Price code20

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