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Scoring

 Some of the music in this section was originally written for a British style brass band in Medan (the provincial capital of North Sumatra, Indonesia). These compositions therefore reflect both the strengths and weaknesses of the young players in that particular band as well as the peculiarities of the brass band style in general.

Please note that in brass band music a sharp distinction is made between the euphonium and the baritone part, something that is rare in concert or wind band music. Since it is an essential part of the harmony, the baritone part is more important than the euphonium part. The latter being little more than a decoration.

By taking advantage of the scoring scheme given below, you can play Salute to Medan and O Tano Batak with just four players! Alternatively, enjoy the richer harmonic colour provided by the entire section.

 

Voice

 

Instrument

 

Soprano

 

First cornet/trumpet

Alto

Second cornet/trumpet, Alto horn1, French horn1

Tenor

Alto horn 2, French horn 2, Baritone (TC and BC)

Bass

Bass Eb, Bass Bb, Tuba

Decoration and harmonic colour

Euphonium (TC and BC), trombones (O Tano Batak only), percussion

Substitutions

You can also get your whole wind band to play along by using the following substitutions:

 

Woodwind Instrument

 

Play this part

Flute and Oboe

Part provided

Bassoon

Bass Trombone part (O Tano Batak only)

Bb Clarinets 1 & 2

Trumpet/cornet 1 & 2

Eb Clarinet

Alto Horn 1

Bass Clarinet

Bb Bass (TC)

Alto Saxophone

Alto Horn 1 & 2

Tenor Saxophone

Baritone (TC) or Euphonium (TC)

Baritone Saxophone

Eb Bass (TC)

 

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