Friday, January 29, 2016

Harmonized Sax Soli

I spent a good chunk of yesterday harmonizing the sax soli for Cow Tippin', the piece I was commissioned to write for Marshall University's Jazz One ensemble. Here's an audio clip, as rendered by Finale's playback function:



You can follow along by reading my chicken scrawl, below.


I like to keep worksheets such as this, as they help me see what I was thinking, should I decide to do any revisions later.  (I hate having to analyze my own work, after-the-fact.)

Next I'll be writing a soli passage for the trumpets.  I have a feeling it will be a late night.

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