Carlos Santana, Chester Thompson & Sterling Crew/arr. Frank Kumor
- Alfred Music Publishing
Frank Kumor sets the lyrical melody of Santana's Bella to a spirited samba. This versatile arrangement features the standard instrumentation of marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, and drumset, plus optional samba band. The addition of the surdo, tamborim, pandiero, and timbau parts gives the ensemble an authentic samba-school style. Performers are challenged both musically and technically through the combination of rhythmic syncopation, melodic flourishes, and opportunities for improvisation. This piece provides an excellent educational opportunity for students. An exciting addition to your program with an international flair!