Blue Dawn into White Heat
B-flat Soprano Clarinet (11)
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV-V
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
- Crash Cymbal
- Drum Set
- Sizzle Cymbal (2)
None discovered thus far.
Blue Dawn into White Heat is perhaps the first (or at least one of the very few) jazz compositions written for concert band. It is therefore a piece not only with its own intrinsic musical merits, but one that also serves a certain educational, didactic purpose, i.e., teaching classical players something about jazz, modern jazz at that.
The work, in one continuous movement, is divided into three sections delineated by clearly discernible, ever-faster tempos as well as changing meters (3/4, 5/4, 7/4, 2/2). Although mostly written out (through-composed), the work does feature some brief improvisational episodes for trombone, tenor saxophone, and piano.
This title of the piece was suggested by Fred Harris, the conductor who commissioned the work through the Belmont (Mass.) High School.
- Program Note by composer
- Audio: Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown
- Audio: University of Minnesota Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Craig Kirchhoff, conductor)
None discovered thus far.
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- University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Symphonic Band (Jonathan Caldwell, conductor) – 18 February 2020
- Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y.) Wind Orchestra (Mark Scatterday, conductor) – 22 March 2019
- Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo) Symphonic Band (David Montgomery, conductor) – 27 February 2016 (CBDNA 2016 North Central Division Conference, Ames, Iowa)
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro Symphonic Band (William L. Lake, Jr., conductor) – 2015
- Belmont (Mass.) High School Wind Ensemble (Gunther Schuller, guest conductor) – 20 March 1996 *Premiere Performance*
Works for Winds by this Composer
- Blue Dawn into White Heat (1997)
- Bright and Sassy
- Combination March (as arranger)
- Concerto for Alto Saxophone (arr. Bozich) (1983/2021)
- Diptych for Brass Quintet and Concert Band
- Double Quintet for Wind and Brass Quintets
- Eine Kleine Posaunenmusik
- Fanfare for St Louis
- From Here to There (2013)
- Jumpin' in the Future
- Lines and Contrasts
- Nature's Way
- On Winged Flight
- Saxophobia (as arranger) (1918/199-?)
- Song and Dance
- Study in Textures
- Symphony No. 3, "In Praise of Winds" (1981)
- Symphony for Brass and Percussion (1950)
- Tear Drop
- Tre Invenzioni for Chamber Ensembles
- Perusal score
- Schuller, G. (1997). Blue Dawn into White Heat [score]. Margun Music: [Newton Centre, Mass.].