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Saints, etc. (trombone duet w/piano accompaniment)

This is a simple little novelty piece written for two trombones (or two euphoniums, two cellos, two bassoons, etc.) with piano accompaniment. The occasion for writing this piece was a fundraiser dinner, with a euphonium, a trombone, and a piano available.

Each trombone takes a turn playing "When the Saints Go Marching In." The piano then gives a little key change, and the second trombone plays "She'll be Coming 'Round the Mountain," with harmony by the first trombone.

This is followed by a duel of partner songs:

Saints with Coming 'Round the Mountain

Saints with Amazing Grace

Saints with The Star-Spangled Banner

The piano then plays "Merrily We Roll Along" in a high register, which is followed by "Good Night Ladies" partnered with Saints. This goes on for a couple of choruses, and everything wraps up with a big finish.

This would be a fun number to end a trombone recital where the student plays with the teacher, or anyplace a couple of trombone players are hanging around with a pianist. All three parts are relatively easy (and easy to memorize), which makes this even more fun to play.

MP3 sound sample: entire piece (synthesizer/midi).

SAINTS, ETC. by Tom Kirkland for two trombones and piano, comes in a pdf file of 232K, with a ten-page piano score, two two-page parts, and a license page, fifteen pages in all. Performance time should be about three minutes.

The majority of our sheet music pieces use electronically-produced demos on the item pages. We would much prefer to use actual recordings, so if you email us a digital recording or link to an online video and we end up using it as a demo on our site (fully credited), we will send you a coupon code good for US$25 toward your next purchase from our site.

Many of our sheet music licenses state that the purchaser does not have the right to record the work. We have modified our policy on this, and unless the license page states that you must obtain permission from a party other than to record the work, we will allow a small number (less than 50) of copies of an audio or video recording of a live performance to be made and distributed and/or posted to a free web site for viewing/listening, so long as, the composer, arranger, and lyricist are credited.


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