The opening statement : big band
by Jenna Cave (2011)
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The concept for this piece was inspired by The Opening from Kenny Wheeler's album Music for Large and Small Ensembles, which is a short piece that introduces a 7-part suite. I was particularly influences by Wheeler's use of Norma Winestone's wordless vocals on the album and so I incorporated this sound.
Instrumentation: Voice, 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, 4 flugelhorns, 3 trombones, bass trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums.
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Intonation is tricky, modern harmonies
Commission note: This was one of three works Jenna Cave composed on commission as the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra Composer-in-residence.
- In the form/style of: Jazz
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