Merritts Hill Music

Merritts Hill Music


Armer & Alpert

Category: 10-piece Brass

Duration: 2' 45"

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The list of No.1 instrumental hits is not long, although Herb Alpert's "Rise" (1979) got a handy leg-up from a TV soap using it in a scene which was revisited repeatedly in flashback.

When it first arrived in Europe it was aired enthusiastically at 45 rpm instead of the intended 33⅓ which is correct for American 12" singles. (Would it have had the same impact at the right speed?) This confusion is our excuse for the bolero treatment it gets in this arrangement. Solos for most players, even the third trombone!

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