Varkarsians : large jazz ensemble
by Gai Bryant (1999)
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This is a quirky swing piece that has been adapted for a classroom ensemble. There is a sample solo to help students with phrasing. The comping patterns and voicings for guitar and piano are examples only, its important to get students to read chord symbols as quickly as possible. If you have an extra guitar or keyboard they can read the 2nd harmony part which is a countermelody. Clarinets can play the trumpet part.
Instrumentation: Classroom jazz ensemble: flute, trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums. Solos possible for every instrument.
Duration: 5 min.
First performance: by Gai Bryant Quartet — 1998. Strawberry Hills Hotel, Sydney
The work has been performed many times by Gai Bryant Quartet and by Bernie McGann Trio
- In the form/style of: Jazz
Performances of this work
1998: Strawberry Hills Hotel, Sydney. Featuring Gai Bryant Quartet.
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