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Playing to Par

Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
11 minutes
Jazz music
Jazz combo
Instrumental parts

The title of this work has an obvious connexion with golf in that each of the three movements uses golf's "par" concept as the time signature for that movement and style.

This work is intended to be an opportunity for those who are interested in performing jazz to explore three quite different styles. Opportunities to practise improvisation exist in each movement with melodic outlines and chords given where appropriate. Rhythm section instruments should also try to make the most of the basic material given by extemporising as much as possible.

The top-line or melodic instrumental parts, in this arrangement, flute & trumpet, can be played by other, similar instruments. Purchasers who require an E flat part (for instruments such as alto sax) should email the composer via this website.

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