Pieces of Eight  
10 pirate-themed tunes for beginners

Yo ho, me hearties! It's a treasure chest of music for beginner brass ensemble players!

10 pirate-themed tunes and sea shanties, each one limited to a range of 1 octave so perfect for beginners in their first year of learning. The arrangements are based around a four-part harmony quartet, with extra optional parts to expand the band.

A right rollicking collection of tunes, for salty dogs and landlubbers alike.

What's inside?

A Pirate's Life for Me
Drink Up, Me Hearties!
A Drop of Nelson's Blood
What Shall We Do with a Drunken Sailor
Blow the Man Down
Don't Forget Your Old Shipmate
The Coast of High Barbaree
Sailing on the High Seas
Trumpet Hornpipe (Captain Pugwash theme)
Haul Away Joe

Instrument Parts

Essential harmony quartet:

1st Trumpet in Bb - harmony part 1
Horns in Eb & F - harmony part 2
Additional Bb transposition of horn part
Trombone / Euph / Bari in Bb treble and C bass clefs - harmony part 3
Tuba in C (bass clef) plus Bass in Eb (treble clef) - harmony part 4

Non-essential parts:

Soprano Cornet in Eb (optional)
2nd Trumpet in Bb (optional) - limited range part
Drums & Percussion - snare, bass drum, cymbal, tambourine
Optional woodwind parts: Flute, Clarinet, Alto and Tenor Saxes

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