Common Ground

Common Ground

MHA#1010
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Composer

Ivan Lins

Arranger

Matt Harris

Category

Big Band

Level

Medium Advanced

Style

Samba

Ranges

Trumpet: F#6, Trombone: B4

Duration

8:50

Description

This song was written by Ivan Lins, famous Brazilian composer, with lyrics by Paul Winter. 

This “happy” feeling samba features the soprano sax (substitute for Alto 1) and drums/percussion open solo. 

The harmony is very diatonic and lends itself well for easier pentatonic scales for novice improvisers. 

High trumpet note is written C# with a few optional higher notes (ends with high F#) that have lower note options.

This song is in the key of A major which may be a challenge for younger bands. … but well worth the effort!!!

Instrumentation

Big Band (5/5/4/4)

Additional Info

An optional vocal part is provided with lyrics to replace the soprano melody at measure 9.