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Baltimore Rowhouse

By Roger Aldridge

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Woodwind Quintet, Double Bass, Drum Set, Guitar, Jazz Ensemble, Little Big Band - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Roger Aldridge. CSIC Library Series. 21st Century, Jazz, Rock. Score. 17 pages. Published by Roger Aldridge (S0.115867).

Item Number: S0.115867

Baltimore Rowhouse (for jazz soloist, 5 wind instruments, and rhythm section) is an extended piece with dramatic changes in mood and style. It begins as a ballad featuring alto sax, suddenly shifts to rock-fusion guitar, and finally has a film noir flavor. Serial techniques are used in subtle ways throughout the score and provide compositional structure. The piece strikes a balance between notation and improvisational freedom for both the soloists and the ensemble musicians. 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 many 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 are available at BALTIMORE ROWHOUSE PARTS (S0.84817).
DURATION: around 5:00
PERFORMANCE: The score is concert pitch and uses flexible instrumentation. Note: As a performance option, omit the into and start with the soloist's triplet pickups in measure 8. 

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