"Sounds of the South"
The Texas Brass takes you on a musical
journey of the south with 10 original compositions reminiscent
of Texas, Louisiana and Mexico. A beautiful arrangement
of Amazing Grace, a burning version of La Virgin de la
Macarena and the bonus track Pilska Polska.
a copy of Sounds of the South!
by Eddie Lewis
Composed on the Fourth of July to be used as an
original Patriotic work. Composition techniques
include use of mixolydian introduction,
clave-derived bass line, 16th century counterpoint
and lydian augmented planning.
Galveston Bay by Thomas Hulten
The inspiration for Thomas to write this tune
comes from his first visit to Galveston Island.
Feeling warm sea breezes, seeing blue gray waters
and palm trees, he thought "this is not even
remotely like Sweden in February".
Bayou Bugs by Thomas Hulton
A fun song for jogging along Houston's Braes
Bayou. Thomas reminds you to close your mouth
while running to avoid catching any of the Bayou
Buffaloes on the Speedway by Thomas
Houston has grown and so has this well known
thoroughfare. From he rumble and smell of cattle
herds to soccer-moms astride huge SUVs with cell
phones holstered, this is a song of the
Working on Main by Thomas Hulton
Houston's South Main, Astrodome area. Looking for
a good time? This song suggests an explicit story
Big Foot Jake by Thomas Hulton
Composed for Jakob Hulton. As an infant, Jakob was
blessed with extraordinarily big feet. He has
since grown into them, but still loves to dance to
Gumbo Magic by Eddie Lewis
What happens when you swing salsa rhythms? Answer:
You get Second Line. Second line is a style of
music indigenous to New Orleans, street bands, and
Mardi Gras celebrations.
Jugamos el Juego by Eddie Lewis
Stylistically straddling a mambo, polka and
La Cancion do Alguien by Eddie Lewis
This song was originally written for jazz combo.
The use of sostenuto emphasizes the harmonic
Baile de los Niņos by Eddie Lewis
The canonic round takes all of the traditional
rhythms of salsa percussion instruments and gives
Virgen de la Macarena arr. Geoffrey
A tribute to legendary trumpeter Raphael Mendez.
The familiar opening and closing sections frame
the rarely heard Paso Double section.
Amazing Grace arr. Dr. Thomas Jenkins
The chords are a recollection of those played by
the piano accompanist for trumpeter Charlie Spivak
in the late night performances at Atlanta's Hyatt
Regency Hotel. The introduction and bridge are
composed of original material featuring
Bonus Track: Pilska
The sound of Sweden by Thomas Hulten and guest vocalists.
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