Stratosphere - Jazz Big Band Arrangement
Jazz Big Band Arrangement
Here is one of the most famous and groundbreaking big band arrangements from the early swing era. Written in 1934 by pianist Eddie Wilcox, this arrangement was a novelty number for the band showcasing the reeds and trumpets. The syncopation will require special attention, especially by trumpets 1 and 2 who play against each other. Alto 1 doubles on clarinet. If you're looking for a fast showcase for your band, this is it! Ranges: Trumpet 1: to C6; Trombones 1 and 2: to Bb4. Swing, difficult.