"Stealing Apples" is an old swing-tune written by Fats Waller. Performances by Benny Goodman and his big band made the song very popular.
In this arrangement for brass band, the mallet percussion is very essential. Mallet Percussion presents the melody from letter A and is also featured as soli-instruments from letter L to P. These parts can alternatively be played as vibraphone solo.
Please be aware of the balance at letter A. Horn and Trombones must play piano but well articulated. Letter D must sound sparkling and fresh with articulated and powerful trombones and cornets (using straight-mute).
Make shue that the 8th-notes are not played too dotted two bars before letter G. Almost even 8th-notes accentuated on the start of the slur is a good tip.
Watch the balance at letter H. This part have to sound homogeniously.
The soloistic Soprano Cornet at letter Q must be played in the style of Benny Goodan. The accompaniment must not be too powerful from letter R to S.
Best of luck with the performance!
Reid Gilje had his conductor education at the Grieg Academy of Music.
As a former freelance trumpet player in the pop/rock/jazz genres, Reid has performed on television, in theatres and other show productions in Norway.
With Bergen Big Band he has worked with musicians like Andy Sheppard, Ernie Watts, Joe Henderson, Martial Solal, Diana Krall, Palle Mikkelborg, Terje Rypdal and others.
As a conductor he has worked with all the professional Army Bands of Norway, and all the best brassbands.
He has been resident conductor in Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag since 2000, and guest conductor for the National Youth Brassbands of Switzerland in 2011, and Wales in 2014.
He is also a very busy arranger of music, and have done a lot of arrangements for Wind Bands, Brassbands, Symphony Orchestras, Big Bands and ensembles.
SOUND SAMPLE RECORDED BY NOTESERVICE WIND BAND, CONDUCTED BY REID GILJE
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|Format||Score and parts|
|Theme/genre||Jazz/Blues, Popular music|
|Series||Noteservice Brass Band Entertainment|