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Escapade in Swing (download)

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“Escapade in Swing” is a Grade 4 concert band piece with a duration of about 3:45. Jazz swing style began in the United States in the 1930s. It was America's favorite popular music form from about 1935 to 1945. This piece is a tribute to that style.

“Escapade in Swing” begins in a moderate, laid-back feel with an ample sprinkling of “cool.” The piece then changes to a much faster “Lively, Driving Swing” tempo. A four-measure transition separates the coolness of the first part from the heat of the second part.

The second part includes 2-measure written solos for clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and euphonium. Some of these solos are cued in other instruments. Directors can use discretion in assigning the solos: Solo passages can be played as written or ad-libbed, and each written solo can be assigned as a section soli.

“Escapade in Swing” provides ample opportunities to teach lessons in jazz style, jazz notation and techniques, maintaining a steady tempo, intonation, soli and ensemble playing, and improvisation. Be sure to begin and maintain (don't rush!) the initial tempo of M.M.=108. Establishing this tempo best ensures pleasing contrast with the faster section, beginning at measure 32.

This exciting piece makes an excellent concert closer, and it will be well-received by toe-tapping players and by toetapping audiences.

Relight this piece's sizzle with an encore! Strike up a searing finish by taking it from measure 78 with the repeat!

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Escapade in Swing 04:10

“Escapade in Swing” is a Grade 4 (½ to 6) concert band piece with a duration of about 3:45. The parts are engaging and varied, and appropriate to the grade level. Check the solos in measures 62-69 for clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and euphonium! The piece will be published by Imagine Music Publishing. This piece won the publisher’s 2011 Pathways Series Band Composition Contest. “Escapade in Swing” provides ample opportunities to teach lessons in jazz style, jazz notation and techniques, maintaining a steady tempo, intonation, soli and ensemble playing, and improvisation. Please don't keep my music a secret! I appreciate referrals for performance and commissions!

  • Escapade in Swing
    “Escapade in Swing” is a Grade 4 (½ to 6) concert band piece w...

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Composer:
Arthur J. Michaels
Instrumentation:
Concert Band
Level:
4
Format:
Digital Download (pdf)

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Escapade in Swing 04:10

“Escapade in Swing” is a Grade 4 (½ to 6) concert band piece with a duration of about 3:45. The parts are engaging and varied, and appropriate to the grade level. Check the solos in measures 62-69 for clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, and euphonium! The piece will be published by Imagine Music Publishing. This piece won the publisher’s 2011 Pathways Series Band Composition Contest. “Escapade in Swing” provides ample opportunities to teach lessons in jazz style, jazz notation and techniques, maintaining a steady tempo, intonation, soli and ensemble playing, and improvisation. Please don't keep my music a secret! I appreciate referrals for performance and commissions!

  • Escapade in Swing
    “Escapade in Swing” is a Grade 4 (½ to 6) concert band piece w...