I finished an arrangement of Fanfare for 5 wind instruments and rhythm section. Flexible instrumentation is used to enable the music to be played by many configurations of instruments. The Fanfare page on my website has a link to the ensemble score. Bands that are interested in playing this piece can write to me from the Contact page.
Donut Music, an extended piece for solo jazz guitar, is now available at Sheet Music Plus. Donut Music was commissioned by Keith Calmes in 2012 and is on his CD All We Know is Now. The piece draws upon various roots-based styles including blues, Appalachian, tango, jazz, and samba.
A link to Donut Music at SMP has been added to the Store page on my website.
Fanfare is a new piece that was inspired by Brazilian brass bands. As I envision this music it has an exuberant spirit with samba rhythms churning under contemporary harmonic voicings.
A rough demo recording of this piece has been created in Sibelius. It can enable one to have a sense of how Fanfare can sound with a real band. It can be heard at the Fanfare page on my website.
The lead sheet and mid-size ensemble score & parts for Fanfare are now available at Sheet Music Plus. See the my Store page for links.
All of the handwritten lead sheets and scores displayed on my site have been converted to Sibelius.
My handwritten score for Smaller Ups And Downs has been put into Sibelius and revised. A link to the score at the New Music USA online library is on the Smaller Ups And Downs page on my website.
This piece is for 5 wind instruments (flexible instrumentation) and soloist. The role of the soloist is entirely improvised. In addition, the soloist does not have to be limited to one musician. It can expanded to multiple musicians -- up to a small band (any genre). Any creative possibility can be explored.
Ensembles that are interested in playing this piece can write to me from the Contact page.
George Spicka and other music friends are performing a concert this Sunday at An Die Musik, 409 North Charles, in Baltimore at 1 PM. It's free! The flyer has details. George and his band are going to work their magic on my New Tango No. 6.
Rich Pulin will have another 1-hour interview with me on his 'Pulin 4 Jazz' internet radio program. It will be Monday, October 26, at 3:30 PM (Eastern time). The theme of the show is the guitar. We will feature 3 guitarists who have recorded my originals: E. Shawn Qaissaunee, Keith Calmes, and James Barr. The range of musical styles will be all over the place and I know that Rich & I will have a great time talking about the players, the music, and whatever else strikes our fancy. Please tune in and listen.
Here is a link to the Pulin 4 Jazz site:
Ryan Blauvelt, SMP Press Manager, created a custom landing page for my music at Sheet Music Plus. It has a bio, photo, and list of my scores and lead sheets in the SMP catalog.
Here's a link to the page:
I finished transcribing my hand-written score for Connecticut Avenue SUVs into Sibelius. This piece is for 5 wind instruments and rhythm section. Flexible instrumentation is used to enable the music to be played by many configurations of instruments. The Connnecticut Avenue SUVs page on my website has a link to the ensemble score. Bands that are interested in playing this piece can write to me from the Contact page.
A selection of my originals in a lead sheet format are now available at Sheet Music Plus. See my Store page for details.
Roger Aldridge, jazz composer living in Olney, Maryland.