Approximate time: 9:15 minutes/ q=90 bpm
Woodwinds: Flute, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophones (2)
Brass: Horn in F, Trumpets in Bb (2), Trombone, Cimbasso
Rhythm Section: Piano, Electric Guitar, Drum set, Electric Bass
Strings: Violins (2), Viola, Violoncellos (2)
Note: parts available for Bassoon & Contrabassoon in substitution of Bass Clarinet #2/Baritone Saxophone#2, and other combinations upon request.
Printing: Score-Tabloid (11x 17), Parts-Letter (8.5 x 11)
Very active rhythms on string section in conjunction with electric bass. Lengthy sections for improvisation by trumpet #2, alto saxophone, and through-composed solo lines for the piano that intersect with the whole ensemble. Intersectional orchestrations. Very energetic and agressive.
Thoughts on the compositional process:
This tune originally featured texts by my late grandmother Esperanza. My grandma's writing is epic and very passionate, a true testament to how she lived her life. Along those lines, I have been very influenced by the vitality and grandiose aspect of musicians like trumpet player Daniel Rosenboom and woodwind player Gavin Templeton, two artists that have set the bar very high on what a consummate musician should aspire to be. I wanted to write some high-octane-string section playing to provide an environment in which Dan’s trumpet and Gavin’s sax could flourish weaving in and out of the arrangement.
Future Perks: In time to come we will have available little video snippets of Jose Gurria (composer), Marc Lowenstein (conductor), as well as some of the featured soloists on each tune of the album. In this way, there will be a broader and more in-depth comprehension of the interpretative aspects of every piece of music. Stay tuned!!!