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Stephen Bulla

Arranged by Stephen Bulla


General Info

Year: 2012
Duration: c. 6:10
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard

Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bb Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bassoon
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpets (in Bb) I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Baritone (Bass Clef & Treble Clef)
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Mallet Percussion
Percussion I-II

(Percussion detail needed)


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Showcasing the luminary composers of American jazz, Stephen Bulla has created this rich and varied symphonic setting for mature bands. The medley opens with the cool and sophisticated Miles Davis standard Boplicity (from the landmark Birth of the Cool album), and follows this with the emotive ballad 'Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk. Duke Ellington's upbeat classic In a Mellow Tone brings everything to a rousing finish.

-Program note by publisher


This is a suite in one movement that features the compositions of three iconic jazz musicians. A brief fanfare introduces the first composition, Boplicity by Miles Davis. The slower (quarter-note = 63) middle ballad features Round Midnight by Thelonious Monk. It highlights the flute and also has solo opportunities for oboe, alto saxophone, bassoon and horn (cued to alto saxophone). A transitional accelerando passage prepares the Duke Ellington classic In a Mellow Tone. This is a challenging new work that is best suited to mature ensembles that understand the jazz idiom. It will work well in the lighter part of a program.

-Program note from The Instrumentalist (J.T.) February 2013


Commercial Discography

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Audio Links

Reference recording. Ensemble and conductor unknown


State Ratings

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Additional Works for Winds by this Composer


References

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