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4 - Flute 1
4 - Flute 2
1 - Oboe 1
1 - Oboe 2
4 - B♭ Clarinet 1
4 - B♭ Clarinet 2
4 - B♭ Clarinet 3
2 - B♭ Bass Clarinet
1 - Bassoon 1
1 - Bassoon 2
2 - E♭ Alto Saxophone 1
2 - E♭ Alto Saxophone 2
2 - B♭ Tenor Saxophone
1 - E♭ Baritone Saxophone
3 - B♭ Trumpet 1
3 - B♭ Trumpet 2
3 - B♭ Trumpet 3
2 - F Horn 1&2
2 - F Horn 3&4
2 - Trombone 1
2 - Trombone 2
2 - Trombone 3
2 - Bass Trombone
2 - Euphonium B. C.
2 - Euphonium T. C.
4 - Tuba
1 - Contrabass
1 - Piano
1 - Marimba
2 - Percussion 1 (Tambourine,
     Closed Hi-Hat)
3 - Percussion 2 (Tenor Drum,
     Snare Drum, Kick Bass Drum)

Three Wise Guys

Grade 4
arranged by Julie Giroux

We Three Kings and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen are featured in this swing arrangement which is scored for full band. Feel free to adjust the numbers of some instruments for balance purposes. The three kings are represented by three ever-wise-cracking sections in the band: the trombones, saxes and trumpets. After the intro and presentation of the A section of We Three Kings, the B (chorus) section steps away from swing style and shifts into 1970s Motown with the Baritone Saxophone leading the charge. The Marimba, Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet take solos. Then the low woodwinds bring in the melody of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen in straight quarter notes with the clarinets doing a swing Bach-style accompaniment over the top. The piece ends with a sassy recap of the intro. J.G.

MP 99102
Duration: 3:40
Score & Parts: $95.00
Score only: $18.00

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