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Jazz Ensemble Jazz Ensemble - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by Roger Aldridge. Jazz, World. Score and parts. 12 pages. Roger Aldridge #512603. Published by Roger Aldridge (A0.979665).

Item Number: A0.979665

Fanfare (for 4 or 5 wind instruments and rhythm section) was inspired by Brazilian brass bands. It was written for music students at the Sandy Spring Friends School in Maryland. This music has an exuberant spirit with samba rhythms churning under contemporary harmonic voicings. It is intended to be a short piece; however, the vamp at the end can be extended with a solo or collective improvisation. Another option is to have a percussion intro before the horn section enters with the opening chords. While Fanfare was draws upon Brazilian music, it is in my own style. Unlike my other pieces for mid-size ensemble, the rhythm section is optional for Fanfare. In this way, the piece can be performed by woodwind or brass quintets, clarinet ensemble, or sax quartet/quintet as several possibilities. Additionally, it can be easily adapted for big bands and larger ensembles by doubling players on parts so that each line has a distinctive blending of tone colors. Suggested assignment of parts for a big band: I -- 4 trumpets (open); II -- clarinet, soprano sax; III - alto sax, trombone (open); IV - tenor sax, trombone (cup), trombone (bucket); V - baritone sax, bass trombone (open).

PARTS: The set of parts is available at FANFARE PARTS (S0.90413).
DURATION: around 3:00
PERFORMANCE: The score is concert pitch and uses flexible instrumentation. This piece may be performed with or without a rhythm section.

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