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My hand-written score for Sleepy Creek Samba has been put into Sibelius. This piece is for jazz soloist, 5 horns, and rhythm section. The score is concert pitch and uses flexible instrumentation. The horn parts are identified as I, II, III, IV, V. Transposed parts are provided for an assortment of instruments within the range of each line. This enables the music to be performed by many configurations of instruments. In this way, a horn section can have specific instruments or be built around available players.

As one possibility for a horn section, I suggest: Soloist = trumpet, I = alto sax, II = soprano sax, III = clarinet or flugelhorn, IV = tenor sax, and V = bass trombone. As another possibility, try it with a woodwind quintet (with alto flute instead of C flute). However, as I mentioned above, parts can be provided for any instruments within the range of each line.

Here's a link to the score:
http://library.newmusicusa.org/files/14046/Sleepy Creek Samba Score7.pdf

Here's a link to an article that describes my concepts for a mid-size jazz ensemble and how they can be adapted for larger ensembles:
http://www.rogeraldridge.com/mid-size-ensemble.html

Bands that are interested in playing this piece can write to me. Sorry, I do not have a recording yet of this score.

Roger
 

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I created a ROUGH demo in Sibelius of my Sleepy Creek Samba chart. It only has the 6 horn parts. No rhythm and no solo section. Use your imagination for the rhythm section. Please give it a listen. This will give one an idea of how the horn writing sounds. Of course, it will sound much better with a real band!

https://soundcloud.com/rogermaldridge/sleepy-creek-samba-rough-demo
 
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