Rhapsody in Blue
Jazz Ensemble - Grade 6
Composed by George Gershwin (1898-1937). Arranged by Gordon Goodwin. Jazz Ensemble; Masterworks; Part(s); Score. Gordon Goodwin Series. Jazz; Masterwork Arrangement. 98 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.33370).
Item Number: AP.33370
Jazz; Masterwork Arrangement.
This is a tour-de-force, GRAMMY-winning arrangement by Gordon Goodwin of Gershwin's masterpiece. The sax doubles call for piccolo (alto 1), clarinet/flute (alto 2) and bass clarinet (bari). The second alto part has the well-known clarinet solo. This chart has it all---the thematic material, swing, key changes, solo space for alto, tenor, bari, trumpet and trombone and lead trumpet range is to written high F. The percussion part calls for mallets and tympani. Overall, a grasp of both jazz and classical concepts will make this chart stand apart from anything else. As recorded by the Big Phat Band.