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Bumble Boogie

Composer: Freddy Martin

Instrument: Marimba

Level: Advanced

Published: 2021

Price: €16.00

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    • Duration: 3 min.
      Arranged by Kana Omori

      One of the most popular pieces in classical music, “The Flight Of The Bumble Boogie” was composed for the opera, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov. This particular adaptation for marimba was based upon Frederick Alfred Martin’s “Bumbla Boogie”, which was recorded by Freddy Martin and his orchestra with the pianist Jack Fina in 1946. I arranged this exciting piece on Marimba solo like riding a roller coaster!

      Kana Omori

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    • Marimba (5.0 Octave)

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  • About the composer +
    • Frederick Alfred Martin (December 9, 1906 – September 30, 1983) was an American bandleader and tenor saxophonist.

      Freddy Martin was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Raised largely in an orphanage and by various relatives, Martin started out playing drums, then switched to C melody saxophone and subsequently tenor saxophone, the latter the one with which he would be identified. Early on, he had intended to become a journalist. He had hoped that he would earn enough money from his musical work to enter Ohio State University, but instead, he wound up becoming an accomplished musician. Martin led his own band while he was in high school, then played in various local bands. Freddy spent his spare time selling musical instruments; which also gave him an excuse to listen to the Lombardos play at the "Music Box". After working on a ship's band, Martin joined the Mason-Dixon band, then joined Arnold Johnson and Jack Albin. It was with Albin's "Hotel Pennsylvania Music" that he made his first recordings, for Columbia's Harmony, Velvet Tone, and Clarion 50-cent labels in 1930.

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