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Salsa Suspention

first movement from Nomenclatura

By Peter Kleine Schaars

Concert band - Grade 3
First movement from Nomenclatura. Composed by Peter Kleine Schaars. The Best Original Compositions for Concert Band/Original Works: Light Music Repertoire/Catalogue Real Big Band Sound Vol. 2. Molenaar Original Compositions. Full set. Duration 4 minutes, 27 seconds. Published by Molenaar Edition (ML.012568040).

Item Number: ML.012568040

This is the first part of the five-part suite "Nomenclatura" commissioned by the Dutch Customs Band "Douane Harmonie Nederland." Peter Kleine Schaars studied the trombone at the Zwolle Conservatory of Music and composing at the Rotterdam Conservatory of Music. He is currently trombone player and staff arranger with the Marine Band of the Royal Dutch Marine. This piece could be called a Salsa for Band. It is impossible to establish a date for the development of salsa as a world phenomenon, since the music is itself the result of hybridisation and cultural cross-pollenization over a period of hundred years. African slaves, Spanish seamen, French aristocrats and others came together in the New World, a real cultural melting pot. In Cuba, African rhythms joined with French and Spanish ballroom dances and folk styles. At some point the bubbling improvisations of jazz noodled themselves into the mix and before anyone even realised what was happening, a style of music emerged that would go on to be one of the most influential and far-reaching of the 20th century. Kleine Schaars most skillfully uses the wind band to give a nice demonstration of this rather intricate rhythm. The theme is strolling right through the various instrument groups, whereas the woodwinds complete with a special treat.

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  • 5

    Peter Kleine Schaars
    The Netherlands
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  • September 15, 2008 Greetings and Groovings from Holland

    Dear music friend, I'm very pleased to discover my music at As former staffarranger of one of worlds finest concert bands (The Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy) I've written quite some music for concertband. Being educated as a classical and jazzmusician at the same...

    time I love to make all kinds of "cross-over" music for band, new grooves sounds and harmonies but allways decently (with all classical knowledge) instrumentated. Respecting the original rhytmes of Salsa while composing this piece the final result is in my honest opinion not a grade 3 piece but a little bit more difficult. nevertheless a fun piece to practise and perform :-) If you are interested please have a look at my homepage Wish you all lots of happy music moments. Peter

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