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Recorded on the album Infernal Machines (New Amsterdam Records) by Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.
"Transit" was written in 2003 and revised in 2004 by Darcy James Agrue.
Med-fast, straightish swing, h=120
"Transit" is the winner of the 2004 BMI Charlie Parker Composition Prize. Opening with a bittersweet chorale, it quickly gives way to a relentlessly propulsive D pedal that drives the chart through a number of transformations, including a gradual morph from a bright swing feel (q=240) into a dark half-time rock groove. A tour-de-force for band and fluegel soloist, who must navigate through many twists and turns throughout the long solo section.
Wind 1: Soprano Sax, Wind 2: Alto Sax, Wind 3: Tenor Sax, Wind 4: Tenor Sax, Wind 5: Bari Sax, Trumpet 1-4, Fluegelhorn (solo), Trombone 1-3, Bass Trombone, Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums.
Trumpet 1 and Trumpet 2 to E (written).