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Symphony For Big Band

Sheet Music: Performance Parts

Symphony For Big Band / Andrew Robertson.

by Andrew Robertson (2021)

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  • Instrumentation: Solo viola, solo tenor saxophone, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass trombone, 2 alto saxophone, 2 tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, piano, guitar, acoustic bass, drum kit.


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This composition is built around the Romantic period sonata form used in orchestral writing of the period and features 3 contrasting movements. Total performance time is just under 30 minutes.

The goal was to take Western Art Music composition and structural techniques and apply them to the jazz Big Band. The addition of the Viola as featured soloist came about through the composer working with Ms. Marianne Yeoman on an earlier recording. The blend between Tenor Saxophone and Viola captured his interest and felt it would work well over a Big Band backing.

The piece features polyphony as a key musical driver in the composition process.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 set of 18 performance parts (362p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Composed for professional level ensemble

Duration: 29 min.

Commission info: Composed for lockdown Big Band in Sydney called 'Big Band @Home' to feature Marianne Yeoman on Viola.

Each movement will work as an independent piece. To date (January 2023) the movements have only once been played live from start to finish. More often, an individual movement is performed in isolation as a stand alone piece.

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