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Big Four on the River

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James M. David

James M David


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General Info

Year: 2014
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Murphy Music Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $125.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III-IV
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba I-II
String Bass
Piano
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V

(percussion detail desired)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Big Four on the River is a short work for wind ensemble inspired by the historic riverfront cities of my native Southeastern United States. Cities like Savannah, Charleston, and New Orleans share a rich cultural heritage that reflects the diversity and conflict found within the region. Of course, jazz played a strong role in these towns and is on full display in this piece.

The “big four” refers to the emphasis on the fourth beat of each bar in traditional jazz (particularly in second line drumming). The work moves through time beginning with a strong Dixieland flavor, moving to the swing era, followed by 70s fusion, and finally a touch of indie grunge.

This work is dedicated to my colleague and fellow southerner and trombonist, Dr. Rebecca Phillips.

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

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Media


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