The really powerful opener from the 'Caught in the Act' concert DVD. Includes Strings, Flutes and Clarinets, as for all the 'Live at the Albert Hall' titles. Instrumentation: 5 Saxes (AATTB), 4 Trumpets, 4 Trombones, 4 Rhythm, 2 Flutes, 2 Bb Clarinets, Violins I and II, Viola, Cello and Vocals. The string parts at no higher than UK Ass. Board Grade V level.
This is on the face of it a good arrangement with an apparently comprehensive range of parts for different levels of ability however, it is in what I believe is the original key which puts C instruments in 5 flats, so even the simplest parts are not easy. The length and content of the arrangement are really good, but like many expanded or flexible arrangement there is a lack of thought as to the playability of the individual parts. Anonymous
- (Mostyn, United Kingdom)