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Falling of seasons : big band

by Sally Greenaway (2008)

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Performance by Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 27.

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Library shelf no. CD 2496 [Available for loan]

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Falling of seasons / Sally Greenaway.

Library shelf no. Q 784.48/GRE 7 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Falling of Seasons is a modern jazz big band piece written in two sections. The first section features the saxophone section doubling on flutes and clarinets. The second section features an ostinato bassline and block voicings moving in parallel.

Work Details

Year: 2008

Instrumentation: For jazz big band or jazz orchestra:2 alto saxophones (doubling on flutes), 2 tenor saxophones (doubling on clarinets in B flat), baritone saxophone (doubling on bass clarinet), 4 trumpets in B flat, 3 tenor trombones, bass trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums.

Duration: 7 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Saxophones need to double on woodwinds (flutes, clarinets, bass clarinet), and bass player has the hardest part.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra

First performance: by Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra — 18 May 08. Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC, Sydney

The composer notes the following influences on this work:
Influences include Pat Metheny, Maria Schneider and Dave Panichi.

Winner of the APRA JazzGroove Mothership Orchestra National Big Band Composition Competition 2008


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

8 Jun 2014: at Dig This: Exploring the Big Band (Club Sapphire). Featuring Sally Greenaway Orchestra.

28 Jun 13: Gertrude's Brown Couch. Featuring Melbourne Composers Big Band.

19 Oct 2012: at Melbourne Composers Big Band (Gertrude's Brown Couch). Featuring Melbourne Composers Big Band, James Mustafa.

13 May 11: Springwood Civic Centre, NSW. Featuring Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra.

19 Jun 09: The Street Theatre, Canberra. Featuring Blamey Street Big Band, Gerry Foster, Dan Mclean, ConneXion Big Band.

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