Bart Marantz NPR/KERA Jazz Education Interview
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"As I Recall"
By: Rob Vuono Jr.
Instrumentation: Big Band
Publisher: The F.J.H. Music Company
Grade 3 Ballad Tempo = 72 $30.00
ďAs I Recall" is a pensive ballad with lush harmonies and a pretty melody. All eighth notes should be played evenly, with a duple feel. Special attention to dynamics, intonation, and ensemble balance are paramount. This beautiful piece can showcase the bands ensemble playing and dynamic range.
Itís suggested by the composer that at measures 5, 13, and 45, trumpets should strive for a french horn sound. At this point of the chart try playing with no vibrato. Measures 29-32 should be played with a full ensemble sound. Piano fills may be improvised or played as written. In measures 21-26, piano chords should only be played in absence of guitar. Make sure at measure 24, the right-hand fill is always played. The guitar and piano solis are very important and should be brought out.
ďAs I Recall" is a beautiful piece of music and is an excellent ballad for your next jazz concert.
Top note for trumpet is Bb above the staff
This series comes with a CD of this piece recorded it itís entirety.