Bb clarinet 1-4, Eb alto clarinet, Bb bass clarinet 1-2, Eb contra bass clarinet, piano, bass, drums
Hard driving big band jazz for the clarinet family. Challenging lines for all (even bass and contrabass clarinets) but still playable by college or advanced high school musicians.
The score presents a unique study of using the augmented scale (as opposed to major, minor or diminished) as the basis from which to build diatonic or chromatic melodic structures and harmonic motion in subtle ways. The changes seem deceptively simple but they will keep soloists thinking on the edge of the seat.