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the thompson fields - score and parts (downloadable)

The Thompson Fields - Score and Parts (Downloadable)
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what you get

  • Complete score and parts for "Thompson Fields" (downloadable PDF format)
  • Video with Maria discussing conducting tips for this piece
  • Video of the premiere (featuring guitar on entire piece)
  • Photo gallery with pictures taken of the Thompson fields in Windom, MN, the inspiration behind the composition
  • Video tour through Windom, taken when Maria's band arrived on the bus there to perform
  • Mp3 version mixed with no solos
  • Mp3 version mixed with rhythm only
   This project was completed on 5/21/2008    read more

"The Thompson Fields" was generally commissioned through ArtistShare by Christophe Asselineau, and became the title piece of the 2015 recording The Thompson Fields. It was inspired by the view from the top of a silo on the Thompson farm, outside of Windom, MN. The piece evokes the landscape of southwest Minnesota, and the first solo (the piano) evokes memories, stories and ghosts of generations blowing in the wind over the waving green bean fields on Tony Thompson's farm.

This piece has passed through several versions, and I am including a video of the premiere in case you want to feature guitar throughout.

It requires an improvisers (guitar and piano) who are willing to think outside of traditional jazz language--thinking coloristically.  It has a guitar solo at the end too that is more rock oriented. The piece is largely rubato, so it requires a conductor with some skill. 

Reed Doubles:

  1. Sop./Fl. (or Alto Fl.)
  2. Cl./Fl.
  3. Bs. Cl.


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