The Old Rugged Cross! An ‘old blues’ type feel in 6/8 works well with just piano but really shines with full rhythm section. Piano player will play the written out B3 part.
The 8 Core Orchestra Series is our most flexible series. These are full orchestra arrangements but they are built around 8 Core players plus piano/rhythm. SO WHATEVER size group you have, this series can work for you. And it will still meet your needs as you add new players.
The 8 core players are:
2 woodwinds, 2 trumpets, 1 horn, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone or tuba
All of the melody parts are covered in these 8 core players’ parts. But these are full orchestra arrangements.
The complete orchestration is: 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon/bass clarinet, 3 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone/tuba, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, harp, percussion (2 players), timpani, piano, electric bass and 4 different string reduction parts.
For this particular arrangement there is a harp part that is optional. If you don’t have a harpist, you can just play it with a harp sample if you have to or on piano. BUT BUT BUT if you have a harp, this is a great opportunity to feature them!
This arrangement is written for full orchestra but here is a recording of JUST the 8 Core parts.
This arrangement is available RIGHT NOW. When you order today, you’ll receive the PDFs of the parts for the full orchestra PLUS the Finale file immediately as a download. Order below!