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The New Birmingham Breakdown

Such Sweet Thunder Music

The New Birmingham Breakdown

$ 75.00

Duke Ellington

Transcribed by David Berger


Ellington transformed his 1927 pre-swing masterpiece into a quintessential Swing Era flag-waver ten years later. Lead trumpet goes up to a D. The most difficult part of this arrangement is the written stride piano solo.


Grade 5.

Fast Swing.

Solos: alto sax, piano, trumpet, bari sax, clarinet.


Reed 1 alto sax, clarinet

Reed 2 alto sax, clarinet

Reed 3 tenor sax, clarinet

Reed 4 bari sax, clarinet

3 Trumpets

3 Trombones





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