"Spanish Flea" by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass, arranged for Brass Quintet by John Hughes
Made famous by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, "Spanish Flea" was an international hit. The song is best known from an instrumental version by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, released as a B-side to the single "What Now My Love" and on their 1965 album Going Places.The album was a No. 1 hit in the U.S. and the single peaked at #27 on the Billboard Hot 100 and gained a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental. "Spanish Flea" featured Alpert's trumpet over a Latin rhythm backing. "Spanish Flea" is a popular song written by Julius Wechter in the 1960s with lyrics by Cissy Wechter.
About this Arrangement
Arranged by John Hughes for Brass Quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba) with optional kit percussion. Alternative parts are provided for:
- Eb tenor horn
- Brass Band Treble clef Trombone
- Brass Band Treble clef Tuba
This has been the most popular item in the Surrey Brass sheet music catalogue, and for good reason. It's a real crowd pleaser. It often appears on the Surrey Brass playlist at our quintet concerts, and is tried and tested to work well for events of many kinds.
It can be used as part of a mixed musical programme, and also works really well as a fun encore.
John Hughes has created many fine arrangements and compositions for Surrey Brass, both for quintet and larger ensemble. If you liked this, you may like to consider:
We find this arrangement is great for wedding receptions, especially when combined with the other Tijuana arrangements from our catalogue!
Sheet music is created in Sibelius and published in the versatile PDF format, which can be printed out or installed on devices for reading and performance.
This product is available as a download only.