This Firebird arrangement was commissioned by a client of ours.
Instrumentation includes guitar, electric bass, an advanced flute part and parts for brass players who want more playing time.
Using the three brass instruments to create maximum volume toward the end was the easy part. The harder part was using the percussion to highlight the other instruments rather than being the main feature.
We accomplished this by using hi-hat instead of drums and keeping a lid on the speed of the drum part until the final section where the whole ensemble is blaring.