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Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins (arr. Michael Brown


The title of this work is actually written with a period: "St. Thomas"


General Info

Year: 1956(?) / 2002
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II
Mallet Percussion

(percussion detail needed)


Errata

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Program Notes

St. Thomas is among the most recognizable instrumentals in the repertoire of American jazz tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Although Rollins is commonly credited as its composer, the tune is based on the traditional English song The Lincolnshire Poacher. By way of the folk process, The Lincolnshire Poacher evolved into a nursery song in the Virgin Islands, which Rollins' mother sang to him when he was a child. As such, it has a distinct Caribbean vibe to it.

St. Thomas became popular when it was released on Rollins's 1956 album Saxophone Colossus, though it had previously been recorded by Randy Weston in 1955 under the title Fire Down There, on his Get Happy album. The tune is now considered to be a jazz standard and has been recorded by dozens of artists.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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