This is a tenor 2 feature, also prominently featuring trombone 3 on a lyrical melody.
5 reeds, 4 trumpets/fluegelhorns, 3 trombones, 1 bass trombone, accordion*, guitar, piano, bass, drums
*Alternatively, the accordion part could be played on vibes or violin if you do not have accordion available to you.
Recorded on Data Lords, "The Sun Waited for Me" was first composed in a string version plus jazz trio, entitled "How Important It Must Be" for Dawn Upshaw and the Australian Chamber Orchestra with Scott Robinson (alto clarinet), Frank Kimbrough (piano), and Jay Anderson (bass). The poetry for that song and the entire 9-piece song cycle I composed is by Ted Kooser, and the song cycle/album carries the same name as Kooser’s incredible highly recommended book, Winter Morning Walks.
The opening chorale in this version is a lovely way to feature your brass. This piece is also a great feature for a trombonist with a warm beautiful sound, as well as for a beautiful tenor soloist who can play lyrically, but also knows how to build a piece to a climax. This piece requires the conductor to have some skills in conducting rubato passages. Being well acquainted with the recording will make that part much easier.
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