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Donut Music

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By Roger Aldridge

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Guitar - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Roger Aldridge. Contemporary Classical, Jazz, Blues, South American, Americana. Score. 6 pages. Published by Roger Aldridge (S0.87457).

Item Number: S0.87457

Donut Music is an extended piece for solo guitar. It was commissioned by Keith Calmes and is on his CD All We Know is Now. The music was inspired by a line in a story written by my granddaughter Eillonwy (then 8 years old): “Sitting in a dark room, eating a chocolate donut”. The music represents a stream of memories, images, and thoughts as one’s life is contemplated over a donut. The composition is in 9 movements...or bites. The movements have varied lengths, from miniatures to developed pieces, and draw upon various roots-based musical styles including blues, Appalachian, tango, jazz, and samba. Miniature compositions have been an interest to me for many years. Donut Music's imagery gave me an opportunity to have several miniature compositions along with the longer movements. Above all, this piece is meant to be fun and playful -- especially, in how old and new styles are juxtaposed.

DURATION: around 8:00 to 10:00.
PERFORMANCE: The lead sheet format enables performers have the freedom to shape this music to their vision and personal style. The score has optional improvisation in movements 2 (blues), 7 (tango), and 9 (samba). In addition, Donut Music can be performed as a complete composition or by using individual movements.

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