Banish Those Blues

A fun and entertaining concert piece in the Blues style. Based around the 12-bar blues, and using the Blues scale, this piece could be used in the Concert Hall or as part of a teaching program. It features a section allowing each part to have their own solo!

This piece is written with the young ensemble in mind, and as such the individual parts are all kept within a manageable range and key. All instruments are catered for, so no matter what instruments you have available, and what standard the players are, this piece will sound fantastic. There is also a Piano part which fills out the accompaniment.

The recording below uses a wide range of instruments.

The suggested Flexible Orchestration is as follows:

Part 1 High – Flute (for the more advanced players)
Part 1 in C – Flute, Oboe, Recorder, Violin
Part 1 in Bb – Clar, Tpt/Cor, Sop Sax

Part 2 in C – Flute, Oboe, Recorder, Violin
Part 2 in Bb – Clar, Tpt/Cor, Sop Sax
Part 2 in Eb – Alto Sax, Tenor Horn

Part 3 in C – Violin
Part 3 in Bb – Clar, Tpt/Cor
Part 3 in Eb – Alto Sax, Tenor Horn
Part 3 in F – F Horn
Part 3 in Alto Clef – Viola
Part 3 in BC – Tbne/Euph, Cello, Bassoon

Part 4 in Bb – Tbne/Euph, Tenor Sax
Part 4 in BC – Tbne/Euph, Cello, Bassoon
Part 4 in Eb – Bari Sax

Part 5 in BC – Bassoon, Cello, Dble Bass
Part 5 in Eb –  Bari Sax
Part 5 in Bb – Bb Bass, Euph/Tbne
Eb Bass part  – Same as part 5

Drumkit
Bass Guitar (notation and TAB) – Same as Part 5
Piano plays accompaniment