Woodwind Quintet, Double Bass, Drum Set, Hand Percussion, Guitar, Jazz Ensemble, Little Big Band - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Roger Aldridge. Jazz, Afro-Brazilian. Score. 17 pages. Published by Roger Aldridge (S0.74941).
Item Number: S0.74941
Sleepy Creek Samba (for jazz soloist, 5 wind instruments, and rhythm section) is a bright and happy piece. This samba has an unusual structure. The theme is 18 bars. Importantly, the last 2 bars are intended to sound unresolved, with the ascending major 7th chords, and be a springboard for the soloist. Solos are based on this 18-bar form. After the solos and an ensemble soli (note its use of space), a second theme emerges. This theme has a 12-bar form, with two 6-bar phrases. It merges with 16 bars of the first theme. Finally, a short tag takes the tune out with a surprise ending. The score was originally conceived for woodwind quintet (with alto flute). Alternate parts are provided for an assortment of commonly-used wind instruments. In this way, the piece can be performed by various combinations of instruments. As another possibility, two (or more) musicians can be used on each wind instrument part. This option of having doubled parts -- with either same or different instruments on a part -- is an easy way for larger ensembles to perform this music.
PARTS: The set of parts is available at SLEEPY CREEK SAMBA PARTS (S0.84829).
DURATION: around 3:00
YEAR OF RELEASE: 2011
PERFORMANCE: The score is concert pitch and uses flexible instrumentation.
ENSEMBLE CONCEPTS: http://www.rogeraldridge.com/mid-size-ensemble.html
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