This arrangement has a ‘little’ bit of the feel of a Bruce Hornsby type song for the piano and rhythm section. Though it has some life and energy to it, there are no tricky rhythms in this arrangement. This should be a pretty easy arrangement to pull together with limited rehearsal time that sounds GREAT!
This arrangement begins in the Key of Eb and changes keys to F. You don’t have to have a rhythm section to play this piece. It’s great if you do, but it’s not critical. As long as you have a piano player, they can play the written out piano part and you are good to go.
As true to the entire series, this arrangement features playable, easy to read rhythms for all sections.
You can download the sample score here to take a look at the arrangement.
Double click below to hear the full orchestra recording of this arrangement:[audio:http://www.anderkampmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/How-Firm-A-Foundation.mp3|titles=How Firm A Foundation]
8 Core Orchestra Series
The 8 Core Orchestra Series is a full orchestra instrumental series based around an 8 core group of players plus piano/rhythm.
Full orchestra arrangements-They work with 8 core players, but the arrangements are written for full orchestra.
The 8 Core players are: 1 flute, 1 oboe or clarinet, 2 trumpets, 1 horn, 2 trombones and 1 bass trombone or tuba.
Complete Instrumentation: 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, guitar(s) and drums
Written out piano, electric bass and drum parts