A stranger in Helsinki : for jazz orchestra
by Jenna Cave (2008)
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I wrote this piece back in 2008 when I was living in Helsinki, Finland on a 6-month working holiday. The piece incorporates stylistic elements from West African popular music into a big band setting. Although musically this has nothing to do with Helsinki the joyful and quirky spirit of the piece reflects the crazy adventure I had while in Helsinki.
Instrumentation: 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones (1 doubling on flute), piano, guitar, bass, drums.
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — West African feel
The composer sites the following influences on this work:
West African Music, Super Rail Band, Jean Luc Ponty.
Selected for the ISCM Australian National Section submitted to the 2011 ISCM World New Music Days.
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