Enter your username and password

Forgotten your username or password?

Your Shopping Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.


The opening statement : big band

by Jenna Cave (2011)

Score Sample

View a sample of the score of this work

Audio Sample

Performance by Divergence Jazz Orchestra from the CD opening statement

Selected products featuring this work — Display all products (3 more)

opening statement


This item may be available to purchase from the Australian Music Centre.
Please contact our Sales Department to confirm pricing and availability.


The opening statement / Divergence Jazz Orchestra.

Library shelf no. CD 2488 [Available for loan]

Display all products featuring this work (3 more)  

Work Overview

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.

Work Details

Year: 2011

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.

First performance: by Mace Francis, WA Youth Jazz Orchestra — 8 Sep 11. The Ellington, Perth


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

27 Sep 2015: at DivergenceJazz Orchestra feat. Miroslav Bukovsky (St Luke’s Hall, Enmore). Featuring Divergence Jazz Orchestra.

12 Feb 2014: at Official album launch: Divergence Jazz Orchestra (Foundry616). Featuring Divergence Jazz Orchestra.

11 Nov 2012: at Divergence Jazz Orchestra return in concert (The Wall, Bald Faced Stag Hotel ). Featuring Divergence Jazz Orchestra.

29 Jul 2012: at Divergence Jazz Orchestra BAND LAUNCH (The Wall/The Bald Faced Stag). Featuring Divergence Jazz Orchestra.

8 Sep 11: The Ellington, Perth. Featuring Mace Francis, WA Youth Jazz Orchestra.

User reviews

Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this work.

To post a comment please login.