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Fayetteville Bop

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Donald Grantham

Donald Grantham


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General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 10:20
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Piquant Press
Cost: Score and Parts (print) – Rental ($300.00)   |   Score Only (print) - $55.00


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

Fayetteville Bop is inspired by the bebop of Charlie Parker's Ree Boppers and Dizzie All Star Quintet. Their classic recordings from the 1940s are the high point of the style and not to be surpassed. Nevertheless, I wanted to try my hand at a large work that incorporates some of the aspects of this exciting and challenging music. My work is in an ABA design featuring virtuosic solos for most of the standard bebop instruments. The A sections of the piece are fast and technically demanding, featuring solos for the vibraphone and piano, and a sectional solo of the four trumpets. The trombone section reprises this material near the end of the work. The 'B' section is slower and dominated by a long solo for the alto saxophone. The work was commissioned for the University of Arkansas Bands, located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, by alumni and their chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma."

- Program Note by composer


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) Symphony Band (Michael Haithcock, conductor) – 23 October 2019


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