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Take Five (2p, 8h)

Arrangement for Two Pianos / Eight Hands

By Paul Desmond

Piano - Late Intermediate
Arrangement for Two Pianos / Eight Hands. Composed by Paul Desmond. Arranged by Melody Bober. This edition: score & 4 parts included. Duet or Duo; Piano Quartet (2 Pianos, 8 Hands); Solo Small Ensembles. Jazz; Recital. Sheet. 32 pages. Alfred Music #00-48593. Published by Alfred Music (AP.48593).

Item Number: AP.48593

ISBN 9781470643348. English.

Take Five was written by Paul Desmond, a jazz alto saxophonist, and first recorded by the Dave Brubeck Quintet on the album Time Out. Melody Bober's arrangement for two pianos, eight hands is written for late intermediate pianists and laid out as two duets (Piano 1 and Piano 2) with the primo and secondo parts on facing pages. The arrangement begins in the original key of E-flat minor and modulates to E minor. A favorite of all jazz enthusiasts, it is an excellent choice for recitals, piano ensemble classes, and monster concerts. Score and four parts included.

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  • 5

    Deborah Turnbull
    Elizabeth, Colorado
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  • March 27, 2020 Take Five

    A Great Arrangement!! My students are having a blast playing this piece! I highly recommend it!!

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