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Rubies (After Thelonious Monk's Ruby, My Dear)

G. Schirmer Autograph Edition

By Thelonious Monk

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Concert Band (Full Score) - Grade 5
G. Schirmer Autograph Edition. By Thelonious Monk. By John Harbison (1938-). Edited by Peter Stanley Martin. G. Schirmer Band/Orchestra. Festival. 16 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50600223).

Item Number: HL.50600223

ISBN 9781495019951. 10.5x14 inches.

Composer John Harbison writes: “Rubies is a version of Thelonious Monk's Ruby, My Dear, which he composed while still in his teens. When I was invited by the Seattle Symphony to make a short piece reflecting my first musical passions, my thoughts were of Bach and Monk. Since I had recently made some Bach-like chorale preludes, I chose to make a version of Monk's tune, first in a chamber-musical, contrapuntal manner, then in the grand orchestral style I had always heard lurking there.” Duration: 5:30.

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