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Varkarsians : large jazz ensemble

by Gai Bryant (1999)



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Varkarsians / Gai Bryant.

Library shelf no. 785.3219/BRY 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This is a quirky swing piece that has been adapted for a classroom ensemble. There is a sample solo to help students with phrasing. The comping patterns and voicings for guitar and piano are examples only, its important to get students to read chord symbols as quickly as possible. If you have an extra guitar or keyboard they can read the 2nd harmony part which is a countermelody. Clarinets can play the trumpet part.

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: Classroom jazz ensemble: flute, trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, guitar, piano, bass, drums. Solos possible for every instrument.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Medium

First performance: by Gai Bryant Quartet — 1998. Strawberry Hills Hotel, Sydney

The work has been performed many times by Gai Bryant Quartet and by Bernie McGann Trio


  • In the form/style of: Jazz

Performances of this work

1998: Strawberry Hills Hotel, Sydney. Featuring Gai Bryant Quartet.

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