Speak

Speak

JMI #1004
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Composer

James Miley

Arranger

James Miley

Category

Big Band

Level

Advanced

Style

Straight Eight/Swing

Ranges

Trumpet: F6, Trombone: G4

Duration

10:00

Description

Speak was commissioned by San Joaquin Delta College for the opening of their new performing arts center in 2013 – artist Mario Moreno painted a large-scale triptych (each panel was 12 feet high) while listening to recordings of my music over the course of the 2011-2012 academic year. I was then given a tour of the new hall and shown the nearly completed artwork, upon which this original composition was based. The resulting piece is a mixed-meter, mixed groove ten minute tone poem for jazz ensemble with extended solo space for trumpet and tenor saxophone.

Instrumentation

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