Jazz blues for orchestra and jazz soloists

Instrumentation unspecified jazz soloists; 2/2/2/2; 4/3/3/1; timp + 2 perc; orchestral strings (Horns 3 and 4, trumpet 3 and tuba are optional)
Percussion requirements (1) castanets; (2) 3 tomtoms (h/m/l), susp. cymbal (may substitute drum kit if desired)

Timing 3’45”

Composed 2003

Commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra with assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts

World Premiere February 26, 2004, Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia. Student soloists; Vancouver Symphony Orchestra; Tania Miller, conductor

Performances by Vancouver Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Regina Symphony

Programme Notes

Gracey is Vancouver photographer Chick Rice’s chihuahua.

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