Bluesy McFunface

ID: SM-000263551
ComposerMichael J.D. Roberts
Year of composition 2016
Genre Jazz / Swing
Key A flat major
Instrumentation Piano, Trombone, Trumpet, Bass guitar, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Drum set
Scored forBig band
Type of scoreFull score, Parts
Duration 3'0"
Difficulty Advanced
Description A piece I wrote for the show "Evo-blue-tion" at the Adelphi Theatre, London, in November 2016. It's a typical fun bluesy big band piece. It's written to be playable by an amateur big band, from High School level upwards.

Performance-wise, the crucial thing for this piece is that every player in the big band understands the essence of swing. Some dodgy notes here and there will not ruin the piece, provided it's played with the right groove! The half-time triplet ending is optional. If your band would rather not do it, you can easily end before that with a chord (or a "Basie"-style ending, which would also work well).

The name was chosen by a semi-public vote... and this is what they chose, following the infamous Boaty McBoatface incident.* Unlike the Natural Environment Research Council, I didn't have the power to overrule the vote.

* See:

Anyway, I do hope you enjoy the piece! Please get in touch for any feedback or requests (there are also flute and clarinet parts available if desired) -
Upload date 23.10.2016
Total downloads 7

Sheet music file including a license for an unlimited number of performances, limited to one year.
PDF, 2.43 Mb (91 p.)


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