Fantasia on an Ellington Theme

Fantasia on an Ellington Theme

Regular price $57.00
Jazz Ensemble | Medium-Advanced | Item Bb4006

    It don't mean a thing if you haven't heard this chart yet. "Fantasia on an Ellington Theme" has two drum solos: brushes on the way in, sticks on the way out.  This winner of a chart is rhythmically exciting, uses contemporary harmony, and has solo space for alto and trombone (and the flexibility to add more).

    "Fantasia" is one of my most-played jazz ensemble works. It has been performed by All-State jazz bands every year for the past decade, and is widely performed on high school and collegiate jazz festival stages every year.   It's a challenging but accessible piece that is truly within reach of most bands willing to invest the rehearsal time.

    Thanks to DOJO (the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra) for the fantastic recording you hear above (from their CD Off the Charts).

    4-5 mins

    Composed by: Rick Hirsch

    Arranged by: Rick Hirsch

    Ensemble: Jazz Ensemble

    Format: Conductor Score & Parts

    Parts included:

    • Alto Saxes 1 & 2
    • Tenor Saxes 3 & 4
    • Baritone Sax
    • 5 Trumpets
    • 4 Trombones (incl. Bass Tbn.) 
    • Guitar
    • Piano
    • Bass
    • Drums