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Time to shoot a duck

Michael H. Mak
Difficult (Grades 7+)
6 minutes
Jazz music
Large mixed ensemble
Instrumental parts

I wrote this at a friend’s request who happens to need a piece with violin, trombone, flute, piano and drums. The score doesn’t include a drum staff as my friend was gonna improvise on the drums (he just play by ear anyways). I added a percussion track in the MP3 though. Maybe someday I’ll update the score with the drum part.

As for the title of the piece, there are some motives in the piece that are inspired by an arrangement I did on another song with english lyrics inspired by the original japanese lyrics prounciation. In short, I have a whole bunch of non-sense text which I’m happy to use as titles. Enjoy!

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