Mercury - Queen: Don't Stop Me Now for trombone ensemble and drum set
The Szeged Trombone Ensemble premiered Aron Simon's arrangement of Queen: Don't Stop Me Now in 2014. It is a popular trombone ensemble piece on chamber music recitals because of its upbeat style. In conclusion, you should get a copy and play it for your audience.
"Don't Stop Me Now" is a song by the British rock band Queen from their 1978 album Jazz. The album was released as a single in 1979. Written by lead singer Freddie Mercury. The first recoding of the piece happened in August 1978 at Super Bear Studios in Berre-les-Alpes, France.
Musically, the song builds on Mercury's piano playing, with John Deacon and Roger Taylor providing a bass guitar and drums backing track. The song also provides an example of Queen's trademark style of multitrack harmony vocals for the chorus lines.
The song also appears in the band's 1981 compilation album Greatest Hits, and on the re-released and remastered Jazz album. Featuring in films, commercials, and television shows. As a result the song has grown in popularity in the four decades since its release. In 2014, Rolling Stone readers voted it their third favourite song by Queen.
Live performances of Mercury - Queen Don't Stop Me Now
Viewed at the time of release as one of the lesser songs in the Queen canon, the band only performed it live during 1979, with the last performance in the Crazy Tour. On the studio version, Brian May's only guitar playing is in his guitar solo, but on live versions performed on the band's 1979 Jazz and Crazy tours, May would also play rhythm guitar throughout the rest of the song to give more of a rock feel. A live version of the song features in the band's 1979 album Live Killers.
Original Music video of Mercury - Queen Don't Stop Me Now
J. Kliebenstein directed the video of the song and filmed at the Forest National, Brussels, Belgium on 26 January 1979.