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A Child Is Born

Composed by Thad Jones and Arranged by Mike Carubia


This arrangement is dedicated to my first granddaughter - Kacie

NOTES TO THE CONDUCTOR


1) This unforgettable, beautiful melody by Thad can provide a wonderful opportunity for your students to
experience playing a ballad that they will remember for life.
2) Be sure to insist that your students play the dynamic markings properly which will give life and expression
to this composition/ arrangement.
3) Be sure to keep the eighth note sax lines under the brass whenever they appear.
All eighth notes in this arrangement are to be played evenly.
4) The piano solo from C & D may be miked slightly if necessary as it is basically a single note
presentation. If your pianist is able, he or she may improvise their own solo on the given chords.
The option also exists to have a flute play in unison with the piano right hand. Be creative!
5) Have your drummer make the most out of the mallet rolls to enhance the cresecendos in the ensemble parts.
Time should be kept at those points with a soft bass drum on one and beats 2 & 3 with the hi-hat.
6) Learning time is always hastened when students can hear the recorded example which can be downloaded
from our website. You may also want to play Thad's original recorded version for your students to help them
capture the flavor of this incredible composition.

Enjoy -- Mike Carubia

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Score
Flute

Alto Sax 1

Alto Sax 2

Tenor Sax 1

Tenor Sax 2

Baritone Sax

Trumpet 1

Trumpet 2

Trumpet 3

Trumpet 4

Trombone 1

Trombone 2

Trombone 3

Trombone 4

Guitar

Piano

Bass

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1969 DAccord Music (ASCAP) c/o Publishers Licensing Corporation


P.O. Box 5807, Englewood, NJ 07631 Copyright Renewed All Rights Reserved

Comp. by Thad Jones Arr. by Mike Carubia

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