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Blues, The

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James Swearingen

James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 1:30
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $40.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb)
French Horn
Piano (Opt.)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum


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Program Notes

Don't be surprised when your beginning band students repeatedly request over and over, “Can we play ‘The Blues?” Based on a standard 12-bar blues progression, James Swearingen's The Blues gives students their first experience in America's very own musical art form….Jazz! It’s hip, cool and features each section of the band playing musical ideas based on only their first six notes and even the percussionists are given an opportunity to be in the musical spotlight.

"With special thanks to the Hilliard (Ohio) Middle School Band Directors, Angie Davoll, Lisa Galvin and Carol Handshue."

Program Note from Publisher Web-site

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