One of the biggest "hits of the Fifties"!
The original French song "La Mer" was written in 1946 by Charles Trenet.
It has been recorded by many artists, but Bobby Darin's version in big-band swing style released in 1959 is the best known.
This arrangement starts in a quietly latin beat, then builds to a swinging finish!
Another well-arranged tune in the popular series SHOWBLOW.
Five flexible parts make it approachable by small ensembles, or those with incomplete instrumentation.
was born in 1959. He started his musical career as cornetist in the local school band; Florø Skoles Musikkorps. Sunde achieved his formal musical education at the Bergen lærerhøgskole and the University of Oslo. After finishing his education, he has worked as a teacher and educator at various levels such as primary school, high school and music school.
Sunde has been conductor and band-leader of several concert bands, brassbands and jazz ensembles since 1981. On the band side; he has been initator and responsible for several projects focusing on rhythmic music and improvisation. Besides his career on the educational side, Sunde is also active as freelance trumpet-player.
SOUND SAMPLE RECORDED BY NOTESERVICE WIND BAND, CONDUCTED BY REID GILJE
Full recording available on "Gill Bay - New Music for Flexible Instrumentation - Demo Tracks 2018-2019"
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Can be streamed on TIDAL, Apple Music, Spotify, Beat, Deezer and Music Unlimited.
FLEX 5 SHOWBLOW
This is our all time favorite flexible serie which has been a part of our catalogue since the 90's. Here you will find a wide variety of entertainment music from all decades arranged for 5-part instrumentation playable for quintets up to full Brass- and Concert Bands. Level of difficulty: from 2,5 to 3.
The works in the series are in five parts (plus optional parts for Bass Guitar and Drums) and will have the following instrumentation:
Instrumental parts: Woodwind instruments: Brass instruments:
Part 1, C Flute, Oboe
Part 1, Eb Eb Clarinet Eb Cornet
Part 1, Bb Bb Clarinet, Soprano Saxophone Bb Trumpet,Bb Cornet, Flugelhorn
Part 2, Bb Bb Clarinet Bb Trumpet,Bb Cornet, Flugelhorn
Part 2, Eb Alto Saxophone, Alto Clarinet Eb Alto Horn
Part 3, Eb Alto Saxophone, Alto Clarinet Eb Alto Horn
Part 3, F F Horn
Part 3, Bb Tenor Saxophone Bb Tenor Horn, Baritone/Euphonium
Part 3, C (B.C.) Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium (B.C.)
Part 4, Bb Tenor Saxophone, Bass Clarinet Bb Tenor Horn, Baritone/Euphonium
Part 4, C (B.C.) Bassoon Trombone, Baritone/Euphonium (B.C.)
Part 5, Eb Baritone Saxophone Eb Tuba (T.C.)
Part 5, Bb Bb Tuba (T.C.)
Part 5, C (B.C.) Bassoon Tuba (B.C.)
Additional parts :
(Part 5 w/chords) Electric Bass, Accoustic String Bass
Keyboards ( Piano, Synthesizer etc. ) or Guitar
Drums Drum Set ( Battery ) - for one player
or separated ( B.D., S.D., Cymbals, add. percussion ) - for min. 3 players
Bells, Xylophone or other melodic percussion can use Part 1,C
|Format||Score and parts|
|Theme/genre||Film/TV/Musicals, Jazz/Blues, Popular music|
|Instrumentation||Brass band, Concert band, Flexible instrumentation|
|Series||Noteservice Flex 5 Showblow|
|Band catalogue||European Band Catalogue 2018|