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Blues in Retrospect - performance score

By Andrew Charlton

Blues in Retrospect - performance score composed by Andrew Charlton. For SAAT Recorders. Recorder Quartets. Performance Score. Published by Anfor Editions (MM.RCE0019).

Music with a jazz flavor being a highly specialized sort of style with a very special sort of interpretation, has always been difficult to notate. Experienced jazz players know almost instinctively just how to play a line in order to make it "swing". Too often performers without the background in playing this kind of music manage to make a piece sound stiff and stilted and much of the charm of what is one of America's main contributions to the world's music is lost. If the rhythms and syncopations in this piece are played as they are written without consciously trying to force them but rather holding back, it should not be difficult to achieve the correct musical results. - Andrew Charlton.

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  • 5

    Rex Watson
    Essex, England
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2009-09-01 00:00:00.0 Delightful, relaxing music

    I think that there must be two pieces of music called Blues in Retrospect, as the one I bought is an exquisitely crafted piece of jazz which ambles gently along, and can thus be handled by players of very limited ability.

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    Sue Wilson
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  • 2009-01-03 00:00:00.0 Disappointing Music

    This music was dischordant and unmelodic. We gave up with it. The group are experienced recorder players but this was unanimously rejected.

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