A Minor Shade of Blue by Rob Vuono, Jr.. For jazz band. FJH Developing Jazz Ensemble. Full set (score and parts). Score only also available: JE4122S. Grade 2.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 2005. Duration 3:00. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.JE4122).
This medium-tempo swing chart has a cool, bluesy quality. Using an ever-changing palette of tone colors and textures, A Minor Shade of Blue also features many smaller ensembles within the overall group. A vibraphone part adds to the color, but is not required. In addition, there are no solos to worry about - just great ensemble writing that features every section while also combining sections for interesting colors. Fantastic writing for big band! (3:00).
About FJH Developing Jazz Ensemble
Ideal for middle school jazz ensembles and smaller high school programs. Playable with as few as 4 saxes, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, and rhythm section. Written solos are provided along with suggested parts for rhythm section and drum set. Guitar chord guide included. Grades 2 - 2.5