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maecenas music - wind bands and ensembles

Jazz Funeral, Afor Wind Band

Coleman, Christopher

The Funeral processions of New Orleans are famous for their accompanied, mournful, traditional jazz bands. The return journeys however are completely different, with a celebratory ‘picking up’ of the tempos and the use of “kicking” syncopations, all in the affirmation of life after death. Chris Coleman’s wonderful New Orleans snapshot brings a whole new world to the meaning of the wind band.

Grade AB 7-8 US 5

8 minutes

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Jazz Funeral Coleman Coleman

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