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Jazz Songs of Innocence

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format SSA
Composer Bob Chilcott
Publisher Oxford University Press Inc
Catalog # X381568

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Jazz Songs of Innocence Composed by Bob Chilcott. For SSA. Published by Oxford University Press Inc. (Catalog # X381568, UPC: 9780193381568)

This vibrant collection presents five jazzy settings of poems from William Blake's Songs of Innocence. Chilcott challenges the expectation of the listener by setting each classic text in a different jazz-inspired style-from the laid-back swing of 'The Echoing Green' and ballad-like setting of 'The Lamb' to a lilting jazz waltz, 'The Little Boy Lost/The Little Boy Found'. The voices are underpinned by a stylistic piano part, which may be played as written or serve as a guide, and a part for bass and drum kit is available separately for jazz trio accompaniment. Ideal for performance individually or as a suite, these innovative songs will make a colourful addition to any concert programme.

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