May The Circle Be Unbroken
aka "Can the Circle Be Unbroken (By and By)"
Dixieland standard adapted from the 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"
by Ada R. Habershon and Charles H. Gabriel
arr. Zack Smith
This arrangement is done in true New Orleans
funereal fashion. It begins with a slow chorale, then launches into a gospel shuffle.
Trombone gets a chance to improvise (there is a written solo for the less adventurous), and
the trumpet does an acapella chorus accompanied by hand claps. An audience pleaser!
Listen to a sound clip from the Beltway Brass CD.
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