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sad song (download only)

Sad Song (Download Only)
$30

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what you get

•    Immediately download individual study scores
•    Instant access to any updates or corrections
•    Bob’s general thoughts on composition; rehearsal techniques; and soloist suggestions (included in all offers)
•    Interviews with other musicians discussing Bob and his music (included in all offers)


   This project was completed on 7/28/2006    read more

Sad Song is an extremely deep and poignant work from Bob’s period as musical director for the Mel Lewis Orchestra in the early 1980s. For years, it went un-recorded (and almost never performed) until the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra recorded it on their newest release, Over Time: The Music of Bob Brookmeyer. It’s a beautiful work that showcases Bob’s quest for new sounds and a new approach to big band writing, and even has a nod to Bartok as well. It is a solo for Flute (Dick Oatts on the Vanguard album) and showcases the band’s collective singing abilities.

Study Scores will be available as downloadable PDF files in your account immediately after purchase.