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Blue-Bop

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James Syler

James Syler


Subtitle: For 5-Part Flexible Instrumentation


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: James Syler
Cost: Score and Parts (digital) - $75.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone

Part 2

  • Flute
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Soprano Saxophone
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Marimba

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Flugelhorn
  • F Horn
  • Euphonium
  • Marimba

Part 5

  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass


Errata

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Program Notes

Blue-Bop is a fusion of the virtuosity of bluegrass and bebop styles from country music and jazz. This fusion is symbolic of the meeting of country and city in American music. Fiddle styles of bluegrass combine with the speed and licks of bebop to create a hybrid of uniquely American sounds -- a kind of Bill Monroe meets Charlie Parker. Originally the final movement of my String Quartet No. 1 (2003) and later incorporated into my American Dances for string orchestra, this version for chamber winds can be performed in a variety of flexible instrumentations.

- Program Note by composer


Performance Notes

Depending on the instrument, the tongueing of sixteenth-note triplets on the same pitch may not be possible. Substitute two sixteenths and an eighth note, or its inversion, an eighth note followed by two sixteenths. There are also moments where octave transpositions would be appropriate, again depending on the instrument being used.


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