A collection of well-crafted original compositions with underlying jazz roots and a down-home bluesy feel. These duos would also work well on a recital program, alone or combined as a suite. Titles: Byard's Bounce * Wistful * Contuberance * That Dang Thang * Huntington Park * Birdseed * Spring Chicken Fever * The Goolish Fool * About Mike Curtis.
Featuring a wide variety of styles, this original set of fresh material provides teachers and players with music that's suited for both contest and concert performances. Compatible with saxophone and clarinet editions. Titles: Refried Dreams (5/4 shuffle blues) * Mice 'n Rice (Swing) * Fools Blues (Count Basie style riff blues) * Lilly's Pad (Waltz) * Blue By You (Swing) * Play with Me (Dual meter swing) * Bossa Mississippi (Samba).
This happy, brilliant piece is fun to perform and challenges the soloist with contrasting sections and a cadenza. The accompanying piano part supports the flute with a modern harmonic style that introduces young players to the contemporary idiom.
The title of this imaginative original means with dignity or grandeur. It depicts three figures---one singing and the others dancing---as they proceed down the road under starry skies. All players contribute to the melodic development, making this a satisfying experience for everyone.