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Paul Rudy
Bobby Watson

Paul Rudy and Bobby Watson

General Info

Year: 2009
Duration: 5:00
Difficulty: VI (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Twisted Trail Music
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown   |   Score Only - Unknown


Full Score
Solo Alto Saxophone
C Piccolo
Flute I-II-III
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Bass Trombone
Euphonium I-II
Tuba I-II
Amplified Double Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Glockenspiel
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal (large)
  • Tam-Tam
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom Toms (5: including large floor tom)
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Finally... was the subject header on the email from Bobby Watson that included, as an attachment, the theme for the piece you are about to hear. The plot was hatched between Steve Davis, Joe Parisi, Bobby and I at Harlings one night while listening to the Clint Ashlock Big Band in Kansas City. There may have been a few drinks involved...I don't remember...but I do remember agreeing to this piece only under the condition that Bobby make the theme. I wanted to feature Bobby in a way that involved him from the get-go.

And so, the genesis of Finally... is from the man himself -- a cat whose playing blew me away from the first time I heard him ... it still makes my heart pound. He is simply one of the great masters. I've seen him help greenhorns, hangin' on for dear life, find things they didn't know they had, and take the rest of us with them. An evening with Bobby is a bit like an opera or a tie ball game with no time left and the field goal kicker in place. These is a dramatic flow that peaks way beyond what you could have imagined when it all started. That's a bit of what I've done here: ease you into his sound, give him space to roam and then put him out in front of this "big band" for a wild ride.

- Program Note by composer


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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