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God rest ye groovy gentlemen : big band

by Sally Greenaway (2012)

Work Overview

This advanced level chart reinterprets this traditional Christmas carol into a phat, swinging, grooving piece (with hints of the New Orleans snare feel in the drums, for good measure). Trumpet 1, Tenor Saxes and Trombone 1 have optional lower notes if players struggle with the extreme upper register. Solo section features Tenor 1 and Guitar (or piano).

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Standard Big Band lineup: 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, 4 trumpets in B flat, 3 tenor trombones, bass trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Trumpet 1 needs high concert F above the stave, Trombone 1 needs high C above middle C.

Dedication note: Dedicated to James Mustafa

Commission note: Commissioned by Melbourne Composers Big Band.

First performance: by Melbourne Composers Big Band, James Mustafa — 7 Dec 12. Gertrude's Brown Couch, Melbourne


God Rest Ye Groovy Gentlemen, by Sally Greenaway


Performances of this work

7 Dec 12: Gertrude's Brown Couch, Melbourne. Featuring Melbourne Composers Big Band, James Mustafa.

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