Falling of seasons : big band
by Sally Greenaway (2008)
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Performance by Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 27.
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Falling of Seasons is a modern jazz big band piece written in two sections. The first section features the saxophone section doubling on flutes and clarinets. The second section features an ostinato bassline and block voicings moving in parallel.
Instrumentation: For jazz big band or jazz orchestra:2 alto saxophones (doubling on flutes), 2 tenor saxophones (doubling on clarinets in B flat), baritone saxophone (doubling on bass clarinet), 4 trumpets in B flat, 3 tenor trombones, bass trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums.
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Saxophones need to double on woodwinds (flutes, clarinets, bass clarinet), and bass player has the hardest part.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra
First performance: by Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra — 18 May 08. Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC, Sydney
The composer notes the following influences on this work:
Influences include Pat Metheny, Maria Schneider and Dave Panichi.
Winner of the APRA JazzGroove Mothership Orchestra National Big Band Composition Competition 2008
- In the form/style of: Jazz
Performances of this work
5 Jun 21: Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, ACT. Featuring ConneXion Big Band.
26 Oct 19: Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah, ACT. Featuring ConneXion Big Band.
7 Feb 16: Cross Street, Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria. Featuring Melbourne Composers Big Band.
22 Sep 13: Stage 88, Commonwealth Park, Canberra, ACT. Featuring ACT Jazz Orchestra.
28 Jun 13: Gertrude's Brown Couch. Featuring Melbourne Composers Big Band.
13 May 11: Springwood Civic Centre, NSW. Featuring Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra.
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