Elegy for Holly

Elegy for Holly

RWA #1008
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Composer

Bob Washut

Arranger

Bob Washut

Category

Big Band

Level

Medium

Style

Slow 12/8, contemporary 8th

Ranges

Duration

6:49

Description

Commissioned by the Pella (IA) High School Jazz Band, "Elegy for Holly" is a poignant vehicle for solo soprano saxophone. Reminiscent of Oliver Nelson's "I Hope in Time a Change Will Come", this chart has a slow 12/8, minor-bluesy vibe that alternates with sections in a brighter major tonality. Instrumentation: 6 saxes (including solo soprano), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, and 4 rhythm (p-g-b-d); no woodwind doubles. Lead trumpet extends only to a written Bb above the staff.

Instrumentation

Standard Big Band (5/4/4/4)