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Rhapsody in Blue

By George Gershwin

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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. 102 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.33370).

Item Number: AP.33370

This is a tour-de-force, GRAMMY® Award-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 timpani. 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. (2:20).

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