«Little Brown Jug» was originally a drinking song. It was well-known in the folksong repertoire until the early 1900s. Its reference to alcoholic beverages gave it a revival during the prohibition in the US. In 1939 Glenn Miller recorded his swing arrangement of the piece and it became very popular. This arrangement is loosely based on Glenn Millers version. The piece can be performed in different tempos, either as a march in parades or as a swing tune in concerts. Two different drum parts are enclosed on for parade and one drum set part for concert.
Sound Sample recorded by The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces conducted by Reid GiljeFull recoring available on "My Favourite Things - New Music for Flexible Instrumentation 2012-2013"
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IDAR TORSKANGERPOLL (1970)
Idar was born in a small village called Torskangerpoll in the western part of Norway. He grew up in a family where everyone played in the local wind-band. Idar attended the Universities of Trondheim and Oslo, where he studied composition on Master-degree level. His production spans from music for beginning band via chamber-music pieces to symphonies for band and solo-concertos. Idar is also active as conductor for bands all over Norway, and as a lecturer and teacher on courses arranged by the Norwegian Band Federation. All of Idar’s published works are available from Norsk Noteservice as.
|Instrumentation||Brass band, Concert band, Flexible instrumentation|
|Series||Noteservice Flex 7 Showmarch|