Jazz, Pop, Classical, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra
This is a symphonic work written for combined full orchestra and a big band (see the full instrumentation listing here).
With a playing time of about 15 minutes, A New Day explores many styles, themes, and moods - tips of the hat to cinematic music with modern jazz musings, world percussion jams, swing, chaos, a sax featurette, vibraphone solos and doublings, featured tenor sax and electric bass solos, along with numerous smaller solos and features for winds, strings, brass and even some vocal doublings.
A New Day was composed especially for the Corvallis-Oregon State University Symphony Orchestra and the Max Planck Gymnasium Big Band (from Germany) and premiered May 19, 2009 in Corvallis to an enthusiastic ovation. This piece is ideally suited for any talented orchestra wishing to feature and collaborate with a big band/jazz ensemble.
A New Day is recommended for professional orchestras and/or talented college orchestras, however, advanced youth orchestras with strong winds and brass will likely be very successful with this piece. A New Day will fit well with either a 'pops' style program or a more classical program.
All parts and score delivered electronically in PDF - Print and Play!
» Print and Play Licensing Agreement