Trumpet: D6, Trombone: Ab4
Ena Neo Pragma was commissioned by the 2015 Colorado Christian University Mainstream Jazz Ensemble, directed by my friend and colleague Professor Mark Dorn. It was premiered at the Colorado Christian University School of Music on Saturday, 7 November 2015. This concertpiece uses Beethoven's ODE TO JOY as a point of departure for new material. ODE TO JOY is quoted in the piece's powerful climax. This is an exciting new work for jazz orchestra.
Standard Big Band (5/4/4/4)
Sop Sax lead. Optional Flute, Vibes, Auxiliary Percussion