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Sparring, sparing

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Sparring, sparing / Louise Denson.

by Louise Denson (1998)

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  • Instrumentation: Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble: drumkit, bass, congas, piano, alto saxophone


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This is a fast Latin jazz number with a lengthy AABC song form and a recurring vamp figure. The melody includes several phrases of odd-numbered bars, while the 2:3 clave continues throughout.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 5 performance parts (15p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Knowledge of Afro-Cuban rhythm necessary. Challenging chord changes for soloing

Duration: 5 mins

Commission info: Composed with support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Qu├ębec.

First performance 19 Sep 10. Spiegeltent, Brisbane Festival, part of Jazz on Sunday series presented by Jazz Queensland Inc.

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

The work was awarded: Highly Commended, Jazz category, QSong Awards, 2010

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 2015.

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