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"Chrysalis" was written in 2001 and revised in 2004 by Darcy James Argue. A challenging chart with a variety of meters: 4/4; 3/4; 5/8; 5/4; 6/4. Sax section doublings required.
Ballad, q=66 (straight 8ths)
A lovely ballad featuring the breathy, ethereal sound of the alto
flute, supported by cascading inner voices. As the piece gradually
builds, the soloist undergoes a metamorphosis and finally emerges as a
soprano sax singing out over the full band.
Reed 1: Alto Flute, Soprano Sax (solo)
Reed 2: Soprano Sax, Flute
Reed 3: Clarinet
Reed 4: Tenor Sax
Reed 5: Bass Clarinet
Lead trumpet to D (written).