Composer: Nelson, Michael
Number of Trumpets: 12
Key: G Minor concert
Duration: 4 minutes and 15 seconds
A Thousand Angry Bees is funk/rock-oriented work with a James Brown funk feel comprising of three groups of four players each, with each group having its own themes that interact with one another. Lots of fun to play, with stylistic rhythmic patterns, interesting lines and some fancy finger work.
ITG Journal, June 2020, page 81:
"...a high-energy work that is expertly written to showcase a dynamic trumpet ensemble in an authentic funk style...an excellent choice for a jazz trumpet studio or a classical studio the wishes to broaden their stylistic palette."