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Jazz Bites

for flute, violin, piano and optional double bass

Year:  2010   ·  Duration:  10m

Year:  2010
Duration:  10m

Composer:   Philip Norman

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 3-6

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Sample Audio

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Jazz Bites was composed for the chamber group Running with a Bass (Isla Norman flute, Amy Clucas violin, Joo-­‐Hyen Ahn piano and Sophie Mather double bass), for entry in the 2010 New Zealand Secondary Schools Chamber Music Competition. First performed Maurice Till Concert Chamber, Christchurch, Sunday June 13, 2010.

'The Flingamango Tango' is an instrumental variation on 'The Flingamango' from Transports of Delight, a song cycle (2009) based on poems by Margaret Mahy and commissioned by the Christchurch North-West Schools' Music Festival 2009.

'Waltz of the Wallflowers' is an instrumental variation on the duet 'Down on Yourself' from Jobless, a musical, book by Ken Hudson, commissioned by Court Theatre 1983.

'Isla's Blues' is an improvisation on a twelve bar blues.

Difficulty note

Recommended by the composer for the Schools' Chamber Music Contest. Suitable for players minimum grade 6.

Contents note

1. Flingamango Tango
2. Waltz of the Wallflowers
3. Isla's Blues