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Jazz Ensemble | Medium-Advanced | Item BB4013

    "Lifeblood" has echoes of Maria Schneider's earlier works in a chart that's approachable by more bands than many of her great charts (i.e. no woodwind doubles, modest brass ranges).

    This work has rich, dense harmonies; lyrical melodies over top of a brisk, moving rhythm section; and modal solo changes for your tenor and trombone improvisers. "Lifeblood" works great mid-set, and also makes an unusual–but effective–opener.

    Many thanks to Chris Merz and his always-superb University of Northern Iowa Jazz Band I for their stellar recording heard above. It's from their 2012 CD The Hard Way.

    5-6 mins

    Composed by: Rick Hirsch

    Arranged by: Rick Hirsch

    Ensemble: Medium-Advanced

    Format: Conductor Score & Parts

    Parts included:

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