David Mann : In the Wee small hours of the Morning arranged for Solo Trombone and Brass Band
Product Code : Mann_02
This is our first arrangement of a piece that Don Lusher recorded. Don was a great fan of Tommy Dorsey, but Don also played for Frank Sinatra , and this piece was made famous in 1955 , when Frank recorded his album "in the Wee small hours". The composer , David Mann was clearly somewhat of a music genius, since he composed this at short notice "on demand" by Bob Hilliard who wrote the Lyrics to this piece. We hope you enjoy this all time classic piece. If you feel too "intimidated" with the highest notes in this arrangement, then by all means use the XML file to lower it by maybe a tone! You could lower it more but you then may need to fiddle with the ending . This is fine so long as you don't try and then sell your modified version - which would be for YOUR USE ONLY! Alternatively, players can increase their range by downloading our free Long note exersize https://www.undiscoveredbrass.co.uk/g...
You may notice, that the high F near the end of the piece is played in 2nd position! This is utilising the 13th harmonic, instead of the usual 12th harmonic to play this note, which means that vibrato can be played on a high F!
This performance is dedicated to the memories of 3 prominent musicians in Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, UK :- Don Till, Don Churchill, and Stephen Hearson and also to the arranger Simon Kerwin
Don Churchill's son Steve played the piano part for this performance, with the Director of Undiscovered Brass, Mark Leigh playing the Trombone.
In most cases, this is the arrangment being played back using the Sibelius video export facility, but in some cases this is an actual performance by groups commissioned by Undiscovered Brass to actually perform the arrangment.
In the Wee small hours of the Morning arranged for Solo Trombone and Brass Band