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Norwegian Summer Rain for Jazz Sextet

Composer
Year of composition
2005
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Jazz music
Instrumentation
Large mixed ensemble
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An original composition for jazz sextet(alto sax,trumpet, piano, vibes, double bass & drums), in a challenging 7-4 time.

The ’’solos’’ section should be repeated as many times as necessary; giving all the instrumentalists a chance to improvise.

Try using the corresponding blues,dorian & pentatonic minor scales to add some variety to your solo.

My thanks are extended to Michael Morse, for his expert advice given to me during the review period!

The addition of the vibraphone is purely optional, if you have a Marimba at your disposal; it would be an excellent alternative!

In the solos sections, piano, vibes bass, and percussion should feel free to ’comp’ (improvise), rather than sticking to my written part.

You may wish to add other instruments at your disposal such as a flute, clarinet, tenor sax, trombone etc.

My thanks to Belinda Moody, for her advice on the string bass part and especially the chord at the end!

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