Queen, The

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The Queen

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This is the free example score of the category “Compositions for instrumental Big Band setting”

Description: A medium swing, this tune starts with a soft, somewhat hesitant, intro that leads to the main theme – presented by alto sax, muted trumpet and guitar. The theme ends with the alto sax taking over for a solo chorus with backgrounds that leads into a brief sax- and ensemble passage, after which ensues a harmon muted trumpet solo. After the trumpet solo, comes a shout chorus and a short main theme that ultimately lead to a short outro paraphrasing the intro. Notated key Eb.
Soloist(s) or feature: Alto sax 1 and trumpet 2.
Reed setting: 2 alto sax; 2 tenor sax; 1 Baritone sax.
Rhythm section setting: Electric guitar; piano; bass; drum set.
Lead Tp max range: G-klav 3-strukna D
Notated tempo (bpm): 118-120
Approx. playing time: 4 min 55 sec
Difficulty (1 very easy to 10 very hard): 5