Solos are in tenor 1 and trumpet 4. I sometimes I switch the tenor solo to soprano from the alto chair, but then you need to have the tenor cover the backgrounds.
Regular 5, 4, 4, guitar, piano, bass (preferably electric) and drums
Recorded on Coming About, "Night Watchman" is an evocative piece that features tenor and trumpet (Rich Perry and Tim Hagans on the recording). If you have a good electric bass player, it's a good alternative to upright, but we now mostly play it with acoustic bass. For solos, I sometimes switch things up and have the first (tenor) solo played on soprano. In that case, it's good to cover the background parts of course.
Although "Night Watchmen" is the middle movement of the suite "Scenes from Childhood," we often play it alone. You'll want to be sure to have to have a pretty strong brass section for this piece. It takes endurance to get through the whole thing without fizzling at the end.
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