When You’re Away

For: Jazz quartet
page one of When You’re Away

Buy this score now

When You’re Away


(+ VAT when applicable)
PDF icon

Instant download

You are purchasing high quality sheet music PDF files suitable for printing or viewing on digital devices.
Year of composition
Christopher Bowman
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Jazz music
License details
For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

This piece is purely diatonic until the very last note of the very last chord at the end (Dmin13), which pyramids using the four-note motive of the verse. The four measure theme of the first half of each verse is based on a four-note motive (D-F-G-A) and then I used a composition technique called truncation to develop the theme. I don’t know how original it is but I am also proud of the leading chord I created without using an non-diatonic accidentals (Amin7b9sus4) that still created a natural tension that released into the tonic chord (Dmin9).

Lyrics wise, I deliberately left out common love song words like love, lonely, heart, etc. and tried to subtly convey that the singer loves their partner and is lonely when they are gone through a combination of the lyrics and the melancholy mood of the music.

The arrangement is rather bland but I think the piece has promise in the right hands.

To purchase this score, please add it to your cart above. To purchase music not currently available on Score Exchange or for extended license requests, please contact the publisher directly.

Reviews of When You’re Away

Sorry, there's no reviews of this score yet. Please .