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Jazz Suite (Four Flutes)


Composer: Senchuk, Peter

Jazz Suite (Flute Quartet) by Peter Senchuk, Published by Forest Glade Publishing / Carl Fischer, Includes 4 C flute parts, 1 Alto flute part (replaces flute 4), and full score.

Jazz Suite is a 3 movement work that features different jazz styles in each movement. The piece opens with "Two-Hand Hot!", which is an up-tempo swing style tune that features intertwining solo lines for the entire quartet. "KB Blues" is a medium tempo blues with a classic style blues bass line and groovin' melody. This minor twelve bar blues includes and improvised solo section for the first player. The closing movement, "Irregular Swing" is a fast swing tune reminiscent of bebop classics, but with the twist of changing time signatures that keep the players and audience on their toes.

Jazz Suite was premiered by Ali Ryerson, Ellen Burr, Emily Senchuk and Billy Kerr at the 2017 National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, MN.  -- Peter Senchuk