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Jitterbug!

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Robert Buckley

Robert Buckley


General Info

Year: 2018
Duration: c. 4:45
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $85.00; (digital) - $85.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Drum Set (optional)
  • Hi-Hat
  • Marimba
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Snare Drum
  • Tom-Tom
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

At the height of the Jazz Age, each of the major swing bands had its own signature sound that fans recognized immediately. This swinging composition puts these styles and rhythms together in homage to a vibrant and innovative time in American music. Jitterbug! was written as a tribute to Dal Richards, Canada’s King of Swing, who recently passed away at the age of 99. He fronted his own swing band for almost eighty years.

- Program Note from Shadow Ridge Middle School Honor Winds concert program, 21 December 2018


Jitterbug! was commissioned by the West Vancouver (BC) Youth Band -- Douglas Macaulay, director -- in tribute to “Canada's King of Swing”, Dal Richards.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

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Media


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