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Blue Bendure

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Shawn Lee

Shawn Lee


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 7:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Crusis Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments

Part 2

  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Part 3

  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Part 4

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • F Instruments

Part 5

  • C Instruments
  • B-flat Instruments
  • E-flat Instruments

Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set
  • Marimba
  • Slapstick
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

In my senior year at Wayne State University, I made the decision to add a jazz minor to my degree. Due to the fact that I declared it so late, I had a very high course load of jazz classes throughout that year, essentially turning me into a pseudo-jazz major. The harmonies and compositional styles of jazz that I learned have proven to be fascinating to me, and oftentimes as I write, I find myself leaning ever so slightly towards devices inspired by jazz.

The word “blendure” is a fancy term for a blend or a mixture. Blue Blendure is a great mixing, so to speak, of several jazz styles and the classical music idiom. In writing the piece, I sought an opportunity to let my leanings towards jazz influences truly be heard in a dedicated work. In addition to the mixing of musical styles, we see the mixing of instruments and instrument families in this adaptable arrangement, creating several opportunities for unique tonal combinations.

- Program Note by composer


Performance Notes

This work for adaptable ensemble is meant to work for groups as small as 8 players, with 13 being the ideal minimum number to allow all preferred instruments to be covered and allow for multiple players on each wind part.


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


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Resources