Here's an up-tempo swinger bookended by rubato statements of the exotic main theme, which is derived from a pentatonic mode found in traditional Japanese music.
Exciting big band writing, memorable melodies, and a great vehicle to feature your alto & trumpet soloists. This chart was written for Miles Osland's celebration of 30 years of masterful teaching at the University of Kentucky.
Premiered at the 2018 Midwest Clinic.
Rhythm section parts are notated as needed, and several alternate parts are included in the set.
Composed by: Rick Hirsch
Arranged by: Rick Hirsch
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Alto Saxes 1 & 2
Tenor Saxes 3 & 4
5 Trumpets (5th optional)
4 Trombones (incl. Bass Tbn.)
optional 5th Bass Trombone included for extra thunder!