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Mercurio (small jazz ensemble with vocalist)

by Louise Denson (2009)

Mercurio

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Mercurio / Louise Denson.

Library shelf no. 783.2542/DEN 3 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This work is for small Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble. It is a descarga in a fast 3:2 clave.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble: Bass, drumkit, congas, piano/keyboard, alto saxophone, trumpet/flugelhorn, mezzo-soprano voice.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Fast salsa, knowledge of clave and Afro-Cuban music necessary. Melody has large range and big leaps, particularly challenging for the voice.

First performance: 2010. Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, part of Jazz on Sunday series presented by Jazz Queensland Inc.

The composer notes the following influences, genres, styles, etc. associated with this work:
Afro-Cuban jazz

Highly commended, World Music category, QSong Awards, 2010

Subjects

  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

2010: Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, part of Jazz on Sunday series presented by Jazz Queensland Inc.

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