Blues Forever (Music Box Variable Wind Quintet plus Percussion). Composed by Roland Kernen. For Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet (Score & Parts). De Haske Play-Along Book. Play Along. Grade 3. De Haske Publications #1053858. Published by De Haske Publications (HL.44005561).
DeHaske Music Box Series for variable wind quintet (woodwinds and brass) plus drumset and percussion. (Grade 3)
The Blues is a well-known style of popular music. The name does not come out of thin air. After all, the term 'blues' refers to a state of mind: with the sentence 'I got the blues' someone means they are in low spirits. The blues originate in the melancholic music that the slaves in the southern United States made to relieve their depressing circumstances to some extent. This new concert work makes use of 'blue notes' (the flattened 3rd and 7th notes of the scale) which give this exciting work its blues sound.