The Saints Go Thumpin’

Composer
anon.
Arranger
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
2 minutes
Genre
Other
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

May 12, 2004, vanquished the Gremlins and submitted corrected score.

I was mucking around the dark corners of my computer, and found this lurking there. This was inspired by the playing style of a church pianist in San Francisco. The woman had tremendous vigor and broke strings as easily as Franz Liszt. I never heard her play this, but her style led me to this arrangement. Somewhere I have a trumpet version of this arrangement. Transposing can only be down, because as it is written, it requires the top C on most pianos. Transposing it down can easily run you off the keyboard at the bass end!

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