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Cruise Control

By Steve Hodges

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Concert Band - Grade 1
Composed by Steve Hodges. Concert Band; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles. Alfred Debut Series. Light Concert. Part(s); Score. 114 pages. Alfred Music #00-33838. Published by Alfred Music (AP.33838).

Item Number: AP.33838


A cool swing groove on the ride cymbal opens this jazzy piece for first year band students. With the low brass and woodwinds providing a driving walking bass line, the trumpets, saxes, and upper woodwinds trade the melody effectively throughout the piece. Solid scoring and a strong rhythmic foundation allow the band to really lay back and put themselves into the cruise control setting! This is a great learning tool introducing elements of the swing and jazz genres to the young band.

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