Grade 3 - “April Song” is a joyful jazz waltz chart that showcases almost the entire band, either through small soli sections (saxophones, trombones, muted trumpets) or through individual solos: bass, piano, alto saxophone, and tenor saxophone. The song-like melody is very memorable, and the orchestration provides interesting surprises throughout. Alto saxophones double on flute. “April Song" was the winner of the 2016 National Band Association Jazz Composition Contest, and it has been recorded on the album Infância, by the Cassio Vianna Jazz Orchestra. 8 Brass. Trumpet range: Bb5


April Song (for big band)