Composer Andrew Neesley
Title Hallelujah
Level INT
Genre Jazz Ensemble
Price $60.00
Description "Hallelujah" from the Hallelujah Chorus in Handelís Messiah has been arranged for Jazz Ensemble by Andy Neesley. This arrangement of G.F. Handelís Hallelujah Chorus begins with the bass, drums, and piano; the drums sparking the time with bright brushes and the bass echoing a major theme while the piano drives on an accented single note. The saxophones enter with the main theme, over a disjunct "Rhythm Changes". Developing the theme further, the brass enter with responses from the saxophones. This transitions into a blowing section for the pianist in the same bright swing feel, although in 7/4 time. At letter "D", the brass stagger their entrances while the saxophones rip though super-sax harmonies as the music enters the next main theme. More blowing for the horns follows at letter "E" building to the famous trumpet calls at letter "G". Whoever is playing lead trumpet has work to do! A half time swingingí section follows at letter "H", in the style of 60s Basie. The brass call out the major themes with the saxophones shouting their blues-drenched responses.

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