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This piece follows the standard AABA form and should be played half-note equals 104-116. Be careful not to play it too fast as the horns will have difficulty with the melody and interlude.The melody itself is quite quirky and intervallic and offers fruit for improvisation. The Two-Chorus Solo/Ensemble Interlude at Letter D1 should be played following all solos except drums which solos over the song form at Letter G.Note -The second interlude chorus is optional or can be played in place of chorus one, depending on the wishes of the ensemble. The interlude at Letters D1 and D2 was written to assist soloists with improvising over the form of the piece. Simba Samba is dedicated to my daughter Bianca Antonia Rossi. The title comes from some of her first spoken words while trying to pronounce her ABCs. The name she gave to her favourite stuffed animal at that time (known as Tigger from Winnie the Pooh) became known in our household as her Simba.


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