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What Next (VJCP505-BB)

comp. & arr. by Dave Rivello

$40.00 (USD)


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VJCP505-BB – Jazz Ensemble Chart, written for the full, traditional big band line-up (17-18 performers). The instrumentation is as follows:


Alto Sax I, Alto Sax II, Tenor Sax I, Tenor Sax II, Baritone Sax

Trumpet I, Trumpet II, Trumpet III, Trumpet IV

Trombone I, Trombone II, Trombone III, Bass Trombone (IV)

Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums, Vibraphone (opt.)


Description: What Next is an inventive modal swinger from composer Dave Rivello, who plays with harmonic concepts originally found in Miles Davis’ classic So What in fresh and surprising ways. After the opening chorale, which includes cadenza-like solos for the featured trumpeter) and the opening statement of the melody, there are solo opportunities for Piano, Trombone I, and Trumpet IV. (The trumpet solo is the most extended of the three.)


What Next was originally commissioned by Warren G. Harding High School (Warren, OH) for guest soloist Sean Jones. This piece will give your developing players valuable experience performing in a modal environment. And while What Next shares a language with its source of inspiration, it clearly has its own unique, creative musical identity. Your band—and its soloists— will have a lot of fun playing this chart!


This big band arrangement is of intermediate difficulty.


An excerpted audio sample is COMING SOON.


Please note: The VJC will never pursue payment of synchroni­zation rights from middle schools, junior high schools, high schools, community colleges, universities, all-state ensembles, church groups, or independent edu­cational programs for young people related to the posting of recorded performan­ces of this work on YouTube or other, similar sites (including social media platforms). While sharing the .pdf files is not permitted, sharing your musical performance online is.


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