Coba Rain Dance for trumpet and Piano by Ashley Buxton

This composition, a flashy concert piece with piano accompaniment, is designed to test the aspiring trumpeter. It is deliberately very scalic in places and showcases the performer’s double tonguing, dexterity and range.

Coba is an ancient Mayan city in Mexico and the Rain Dance depicts the chaotic climb to the top of the Nohoch Nul pyramid (137 ft.). The Mayans dance to keep rain at bay as the dark clouds make their way towards the summit.

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Coba Rain Dance
Coba Rain Dance for trumpet and piano

Ashley Buxton Bmus(Hons) -Brass performer, teacher, composer, arranger and conductor.

Ashley Buxton is the Director of Music at a Grammar School in the Midlands. He has an impressive background that includes 12 years as a trumpeter in the Regimental Band of Her Majesty’s Coldstream Guards. Ashley joined the Army at 18 as a professional Trumpeter and was awarded the Besson Brass Player of the Year 2000 at the Royal Military School of Music and the Royal Military School of Music Certificate for Exceptional Proficiency on the Trumpet/Cornet. His career enabled him to travel and perform on live TV, at a royal wedding, on 36 commercially recorded CDs, at Live 8 and in premier concert halls around the world. Having gained a BMus Hons Degree in Music from Trinity College in 2007, Ashley left the army for a career in teaching in 2011. He gained Qualified Teacher Status with Bromley Schools’ Collegiate and Bullers Wood School and is currently enjoying working with musicians and students in the Midlands. In his spare time, Ashley can be found working on commissions featuring compositions/arrangements for a multitude of instrumentalists, ensembles and media.

2 Great new Arrangements for Wind and Brass from Ashley Buxton

If like me, you are always looking for new repertoire for your ensembles, and need a balance between playability and interest, then these two new arrangements by Ashley Buxton are a perfect match. Click on the images below to see a sample and here a digital preview.

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn in F, Euphonium, Drums, Wind Band/Concert band – Intermediate
By Nat “King” Cole. Arranged by Ashley S Buxton. Score, Set of Parts. 34 pages. Published by Ashley Mark Publishing Company (H0.294897-588900).

Brass Choir or Ensemble, Drum Set – Advanced Intermediate
By PSY. Arranged by Ashley S Buxton. Score, Set of Parts. 20 pages. Published by Ashley Mark Publishing Company (H0.294899-227549).

Item Number: H0.294899-227549

The popular Gangnam Style. This version is for Brass Ensemble.