Posted by Roger Aldridge on Thursday, May 26, 2011
I just added a demo recording of Buzzards In Love to my music archive.. It's an extended piece that I wrote for wind ensemble in 2009. In case folks in the fiddle community are thinking that I've totally lost my mind in posting this music, there is a method to my madness. :))
The music has a good amount of humor and it's intended to be fun to play. If there is a school or community band in your area, please see if they could be interested in it. A score is available on my page at the American Music Center (AMC link is on my homepage). Contact me for a set of parts. The music is being made available to interested bands for no cost.
SO, HOW DOES A FIDDLE COME IN, you are probably asking? The score has several improvisation sections. The "Roadkill Interlude" section (heard as a period of silence in the demo recording) is completely open to anything that is creative and fun. I can easily imagine the band bringing in a fiddle player to cut loose in that section and totally tear it up. Thus, if there is a band in your area and if the director has an open mind and a spirit of adventure, this piece could be a great chance for a fiddler to perform with a band.
Note: the MP3 file was generated by Silibelius software and is a rough approximation of how the peice sounds with a real band.
Hope you have fun listening to this music!
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